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8 Things To Love About Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 02.06.2017 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Everyone should visit the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado at least once in their lives, if for nothing else than to see some variation of thi...

Yellowstone Visitor Immediately Regrets Getting Too Close To Elk

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green

Recent national media attention and park warnings about getting too close to wildlife weren't enough to deter one Yellowstone National Park visitor. A...

TEK and the Return of Wolves, Fire, and Bison

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is the wisdom indigenous and local people acquire by living on the earth. Rooted in a specific landscape and ba...

Of Mice and Mylar

R.J. Marx | Posted 01.29.2017 | HuffPost Home
R.J. Marx

Last Sunday, we saw the first of the elk entering our property.

Quantifying Wildness; Tracking Wolves and Elk in the Rockies

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 01.08.2017 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

Since 2008, my colleagues and I have been studying two fires in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. We want to know whether restoring two out of three key ecological forces in this system (fire, wolves) without restoring the third (bison) is sufficient to return this fescue grassland to pre-Euro-American settlement conditions.

Wolves in a Tangled Bank

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

The wolves' return to Yellowstone and the subsequent recovery of plants that elk had been eating to death in their absence has become one the most popularized and beloved ecological tales.

Richard's Picks: Ten Best Wildlife Places for 2015

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

What a wonderful medley of wildlife roams our world. But while our Ark still sails, a cabinet of the Seven Seas, it is faring through whirlpools that threaten to tip the boat and spill its precious cargo.

The Fabled Montropolis Is Found: Jackson Hole

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

After traveling to metropolises and micropolises (populations between 10,000 and 50,000) around the world, this place seems different, something evolved to a higher plane, but what?

I'm With Stupid: River-Changing, Liberal Wolves Kidnapped My Aunt

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Every time the British guy said the word "deer," the movie showed footage of elk. If the film's director doesn't know a deer from an elk, why should I trust him to get anything else right?

Fake Fights About Big Forces

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

The rest of us don't need to have absolutes declared about nature. Is the predator absolutely the big force, or is the vegetation absolutely the big force? Wait a minute, maybe the hippos are the big force?

Cowboy Culture on Ted Turner's Ranch

Judith Fein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

Photos by Paul Ross A month ago, if you mentioned "hunting" to me, I would turn blue, as though my oxygen supply had been cut off. Guns? Shooting inn...

WATCH: Elk Jumping On A Trampoline!

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

For decades now, kids and adults alike have enjoyed the sheer enjoyment that comes from jumping on a trampoline ... but it turns out the fun factor is...

WATCH: Angry Elk Chases Motorcyclists

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green

When Heather Leigh and her boyfriend Glen decided to take a motorcycle ride through Montana, they were not expecting to be chased by an elk. Accor...

Our Beef Doesn't Burn: Ranchers Speak out Against Drilling Colorado's Thompson Divide

Zachary Podmore | Posted 06.25.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Melton is worried about proposed natural gas drilling in the Thompson Divide, which borders his property. He estimates that half of his business is done on leased national forest lands where he takes guests on rides through the summer and leads hunting trips in the fall.

Rock on

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

The truly grand facade stares at you, timeless. But of course time is what makes it. As my observation telescoped and expanded to try and (unsuccessfully) comprehend, a raptor silhouette made a long, graceful stitch in the scene.

Big Boy The Elk's Vigil Attended By Hundreds | Posted 01.08.2013 | Weird News

On Sunday a vigil was held in Boulder, Colorado for Big Boy the elk. Big Boy was killed by a police officer when he wandered into the town. Apparently...

PHOTOS: America's Oldest Park In Winter

Cindy Ross | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel
Cindy Ross

Lamar Valley is center stage for wildlife viewing and, on any given winter sunday, biologists and fans have spotting scopes set up along the road, which they'll generously share with visitors.

I'm With Stupid: The Real Mystery Meat in Your Veal Scallopini

Todd Hartley | Posted 12.26.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Some years ago, I read a story in the local paper about how 11 moose were killed in Colorado that hunting season by hunters who thought they were elk ...

Where's the Boar? In Search of Wild Game in NYC

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Yuliya Neyman

New York City lags behind its game-loving peers in the heartland and down south, where dishes like turtle stew make amphibious game into a delicacy.

No Crying Wolf In Yellowstone And Jackson Hole

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.14.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

n the mid 1970s, there was talk about bringing back Yellowstone and the ecosystem's main predator, but it was complicated and politically charged.

PHOTOS: A Grizzly Drama In The Tetons

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 03.25.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

"Kind of like a bear soap opera..."

WATCH: The Cataloochee Valley Social

Matt Brass | Posted 03.12.2012 | Travel
Matt Brass

A few historical structures dot the landscape here as reminders of the once thriving community. Due to it's relative solitude, no paved roads service the valley.


Casey Anderson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Casey Anderson

This past winter, in just 3 miles of fence line near my home in Montana, 6 elk, 4 deer, and a coyote died a traumatic death entangled in barbed wire.

Estes Park's Largest Elk Shot With Arrow, Left To Die Slow Death

KMGH Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ESTES PARK, Colo. -- A $5,000 reward was offered Tuesday for the poacher who shot the star attraction of a recent "Elk Fest" in Estes Park....

Palin Hunts Reality

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger