Posts Categorized: Rocky Mountains and Great Plains

Happy National Ferret Day! »

National Ferret Day, celebrated April 2nd of each year, is also a day to recognize the importance of the domestic ferret’s wild counterpart, the black-footed ferret, a native species of the Great Plains. With its cream-colored silky fur and bandit-masked face, the endangered black-footed ferret is cute but rarely seen due to its nocturnal behavior. This animal… Read more »

Citizen Science Superheroes find Wolverine(s) »

What a year! With more than 140 volunteers tallying well over 2,000 volunteer hours, we gathered more than 12,000 photos of wildlife in the mountains and creek bottoms of the Bitterroot National Forest, south of Missoula. We found 20 different species, including some of the ones we were most eager to see!

Gray wolf, © Tracy Brooks/USFWS

The Wolves Lost in the Lolo »

Last month, at the request of Idaho Game and Fish Department, agents aerial gunned down 20 wolves in the remote Lolo Creek area of the Clearwater National Forest — public lands that belong to the American people. It’s time to come out and speak for the wolf.