Capitol Public radio There Are Trillions Of Mysis Shrimp Living In The Depths Of Lake Tahoe. Here’s How They’re Impacting The Lake’s Clarity.Mysis shrimp, an invasive species introduced into Lake Tahoe in the early 1960s, have gobbled up the tiny creatures that help keep the lake clear. Can the shrimp population be controlled enough to […]

via TahoeLand: Trillions Of Tiny Invasive Shrimp Are Degrading Lake Tahoe’s Clarity. Now Researchers Are Trying To Stop Them. — Natural History Wanderings

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by Patrick Springer as published on The Billings Gazette “I hate to see them go,” MEDORA, N.D. — Tiffany Craigo followed a familiar animal trail that winds through the Badlands, confident that it would take her to a favorite hideout of the wild horses she spends much of her time tracking. She was curious as […]

via Wild ponies removed from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to thin herd, auctioned off — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Center for Biological Diversity News Release The National Park Service released a draft plan today that calls for shooting native elk to allow for expanded cattle ranching and commercial agriculture at Point Reyes National Seashore. The plan would allow the killing of tule elk, damage to wildlife habitat, harm of endangered species, degradation of water […]

via Park Service Floats Plan to Shoot Native Elk at Point Reyes National Seashore — Natural History Wanderings

Colorado River Touches Pacific for First Time in Years

Thanks to some innovative thinking, certain dams on the river have been allowed to spill over into the river providing enough volume to reach the river’s final destination — The Pacific Ocean.

Years of development in Colorado, New Mexico and California have pushed the demand for the Colorado’s river water beyond the river’s ability to keep up. Agricultural demand is the big draw off on the great river that created the Grand Canyon and other unforgettable features. A general western drought in recent years has not helped the situation.

But, hope is eternal!

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