Map Credit: National Audubon Society

Ryan Zinke Pisses All Over the Endangered Species Act


The Greater Sage-Grouse is an endangered species. More precisely, the species meets all the requirements for classification as an endangered species, but a painfully negotiated, multi-state agreement was made that protects and attempts to recover the Greater Sage-Grouse to avoid the sometimes Draconian consequences of endangered species classification. You can read the history of that…

Golden Eagle in Flight, Pahsimeroi Valley, Idaho

Aquila chrysaetos, Just Because


Bald Eagles get all the press, but if there is a bird you’d call the most elegant raptor in North America, it’s the Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos. It’s the largest North American raptor, with a wingspan that can run to 76 inches. A full-grown female – among raptors, females are generally larger – can weigh 14 pounds.…