The pandemic has accelerated a trend of outdoor use, writes Todd Wilkinson, but crowds on public lands bring their share of negative impacts.
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Outdoor visitations soar and campgrounds fill up. But traditional tourism services go unused and crowds create management challenges.
Up near the Continental Divide, cowboys call Zach Turnbull when they find dead stock. It’s his job, through all the guts and gore, to determine if an animal was killed by wildlife and is thus eligible for damage compensation from the state.
D.C. court won't stop grizzly removals on the Upper Green River while grazing lawsuit wends its way through court.
Introduced by Idaho in 1969, mountain goats join habitat fragmentation and genetic isolation in threatening an iconic native sheep herd’s future.