Posts by Jessica Whalen

Carnivores and Chronic Wasting

Carnivores and Chronic Wasting

It is widely known that the western U.S. was colonized with a deep-rooted fear and hatred of carnivores, such as...

Peregrine Falcons are Good Ecosystem Health Indicators

Peregrine Falcons are Good Ecosystem Health Indicators

Peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) are the fastest bird on Earth, but even they cannot escape environmental toxins like mercury contamination....

Wild Nevada

Wild Nevada

If you haven’t already seen it, check out Wild Nevada on PBS! It airs on KNPB channel 5.1 on Tuesdays...

Urban Coyote Poop

Urban Coyote Poop

Increasing conflicts with coyotes (Canis latrans) in urban areas have biologists turning to scat, or poop, for answers as to...

Guzzlers to Improve Wildlife Habitat in Nevada

Guzzlers to Improve Wildlife Habitat in Nevada

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) coming up to help with wildlife conservation...

Nevada Wild Conservation Talks

Nevada Wild Conservation Talks

The month of April marks the beginning of conservation talks in southern Nevada! Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for their...

Rescued Bear Cubs

Rescued Bear Cubs

Earlier this month, two 5-week old black bear cubs, Yreka and Blaze, were rescued from the wild and taken to...

Relocating Nevada’s Bighorn Sheep

Relocating Nevada’s Bighorn Sheep

Nevada’s state animal, Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis), has had a declining population for over a century due to a disease...

Coyotes in Las Vegas

Coyotes in Las Vegas

As the weather warms our wild neighbors are becoming more active. We may see them more frequently in urban areas...

The Ruby Mountains are Safe from Oil Drilling

The Ruby Mountains are Safe from Oil Drilling

The Ruby Mountains are safe from oil drilling thanks to 14,000 comments received from conservation groups, concerned citizens, Nevada Department...

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