No More Crying Wolf in Washington

“Where winter wolves bark amid wastes of snow and ice-clad trees.” (Whitman, Walt. “Song of Myself.” 1855.) For almost eighty years wolves were absent from the Cascade Mountains. In 2008, gray wolves began recolonizing the northwestern United States and reestablishing packs in Washington. Four years later, the University of Washington, the USDA Forest Service, and …

Interactions of Aoudad & Bighorn Sheep

By Jose Etchart, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D., and Silverio Avila Aoudad, or barbary sheep, were first released into the wild in California in 1924. Since then, the species has shown remarkable ability to adapt to local habitat conditions with populations now existing in California, New Mexico and Texas. Due to their apparent ease of adaptability there …