The Gila River Indian Community in Arizona; public-private partnerships in national parks save taxpayer money; charter boat captains on the Gulf Coast adopt new practices that provide them with more income and safety.
Fertilizer nutrients from Midwest farmlands travel downstream in the Mississippi River basin; backlog of deferred maintenance in national parks; rafting down the river through Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument.
Forest habitat for bats in Pennsylvania; natural solutions to flood mitigation in St. Louis; managing forest plantations in Florida; efforts to make commercial forests more productive and sustainable.
Protecting wilderness study areas in Wyoming; residents of Norfolk, Va., defend their neighborhoods from rising sea levels; the future of the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina; studying the lives of pygmy rabbits in Idaho.
Managing irrigation demand in the upper Colorado River Basin; removing invasive cedars and reviving prairie habitat for monarch butterflies in Oklahoma; studying lizards in New Mexico to learn how changing habitats influence evolution.
California residents protect and restore wild public lands and rivers; restoring grassland habitat for the bobwhite quail; local groups in Idaho support a federal wilderness designation for the Scotchman Peaks Roadless Area.
Kalmiopsis Wilderness in southern Oregon; changes in cropland management in Kansas may aid in the survival of wild species; Gunnison County in Colorado; scientists reveal a dangerous chemical in the water pipes in North Carolina.
Mountain range in southern Arizona provides a home for a military base; decline of bobwhite quail in Kentucky; private landowners in Arkansas supply a growing market for sustainable wood products; wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
Protecting the Chenier Plain, a wildlife-rich wetland on the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana; cattle and bobwhite quail coexist in south Texas; George Washington National Forest.
The evolution of the Bureau of Land Management; saving the bobwhite quail in South Carolina; expanding the Pecos Wilderness; how butterflies sip nectar.
A bill designates permanent protection of public lands in Los Padres National Forest; Louisiana farmers add cover crops and rotational practices to improve soil health; coal ash poisons drinking water in West Virginia.
A campaign for permanent protection of forests, watersheds and wildlife habitat in Montana; growing crops organically; effect of pesticides.
Citizens raise concern over waste from an industrial hog farm; preventing runoff of chemicals that could pollute the Mississippi River; bison in Montana.
Protecting the southeast Bering Sea's seafood harvests; students restore oyster beds in New York Harbor; grassroots campaign to ban fracking in Dryden, N.Y.
Rafting down the Etivluk River in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve; the western sagebrush habitat; coal ash sickens residents of the Moapa River Indian Reservation.
Fish lifts enable herring to swim up Rhode Island's Saugatucket River to spawn; renewable sources of energy; students on Orcas Island keep their water clean.
Spawning aggregation sites are impacted by overfishing; protecting the Arctic; a pulp mill on the Altamaha River may be polluting the water; researchers in Greenland study fossilized microscopic algae in lake sediments.
The 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act; 2013 oil pipeline rupture in Mayflower, Ark.; goby fish in Hawaii.
Campaign to protect the canyon landscape around the Owyhee River; sustainable living in Alaska; converting algae into useful products; fungi and bacteria that can be converted into a diesellike fuel.
Forage fish are vital to the growth of larger species; legislation calls for more protection of Washington's Olympic National Park; residue left on the ground after corn is harvested could be converted to ethanol.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service assists communities with water quality and quantity; long-term conservation plan for the Hermosa Creek Watershed.
Farmers in Iowa and Tennessee grow switchgrass, sorghum and miscanthus as renewable fuel sources; students learn about protecting native plants; powerful tools help to restore water and wildlife following wildfires.
The Navajo Nation in Utah sponsors a proposal for a national conservation area to preserve Cedar Mesa; device may increase the survival rate of fish caught as bycatch by sport fishermen.
Improving grassland habitat for prairie chickens and cattle; protecting wetland habitat for bog turtles; device may increase the survival rate of fish caught as bycatch by sport fishermen.
A man-made bat cave helps slow the spread of white nose fungus; residents push for more regulation of fracking; backpacking through Oregon with llamas.
The Ogallala Aquifer holds prehistoric water reserves; students in the Sierras in California release fish in an approved trout stream.
Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future; a county in Oregon uses natural resources; gopher frog.
The Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area; wind turbine projects in New Mexico; researchers get aircraft design ideas from four-winged insects.
Efforts to protect Idaho's Boulder-White Clouds Mountains; loggerhead turtles; sandfish of the Sahara Desert.
Protecting Montana wilderness; bald eagles; controlling lionfish.
Thousands of snow geese and Ross' geese stop in Oregon on their way to the Arctic; veterans adventure down the Colorado River.
Scientists identify new species of dinosaurs and other reptiles in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah; Arizona's Sonoran Desert.
Beaver dams help create healthier streams and rivers; storing water; electric knifefish.
Cloudland Canyon and Providence Canyon in Georgia; alligators in Lake Apopka in central Florida; tracking corn plants with photos.
Restoring the American Prairie Reserve in northern Montana; preserving the Ojibwe language; peregrine falcons.
Digging and mating rituals of fiddler crabs; Virginia's Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge; Death Valley in California.
The black-footed ferret; the Hidden Gems of the Rocky Mountains; researchers document the flow of water.
Wolverines make a slow comeback; Fort Ord, Calif., attracts hikers, mountain bikers and researchers; Friends of Gold Butte in Nevada work to add the highest federal protection to the region.
The Colorado River brings drinking water, irrigation and recreation to millions of people in the West; a congressional designation may protect Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest from development; swimming with manatees; removing dams.
Offshore oil drilling off Alaska's Arctic Coast; oil drilling affects Inupiats who depend on subsistence hunting and fishing; deep ocean submersible studies the impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Central Florida's Space Coast; Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge; California condors face poisoning by lead bullets; green roofs in big cities help cool things off and recycle water.
Bison herds and tallgrass prairie conservation; ranchers and restaurants create a market demand for bison; hand signing.
Running camp at Steens Mountain in Oregon; residents object efforts to mine uranium in New Mexico; climate change could force residents out of Smith Island.
New dinosaur species found at Grand Staircase Escalante Monument in Utah and Arizona; decades of shipbuilding leaves toxins in the water around San Diego; fund preserves migratory pathways in Wyoming.
Saving wildlife habitat in Montana; perennial food crops offer greater food security in harsh climates; bike race at the Colorado National Monument; natural retreat minutes from Washington, D.C.
Arizona's San Pedro River faces threats from development; saving Florida panthers from extinction; Rock Creek area of the Bighorn Mountains; water analysis; growing winter vegetables in the Rockies.
Restoring a desert wilderness in Oregon; protecting a mining-scarred landscape in Colorado's San Juan Range; loggerhead turtles; raptors; invasive insects destroy hemlock trees; a bald eagle survives a highway crash.
Protecting the Cascadia Marine Trail along Washington's coastline; dead zones off the Pacific coast; using crawfish for science experiments; a landfill serves as a solar-power station.
A new program recruits teenagers for careers with the National Park Service; rescuing endangered frogs, toads and salamanders from a fungal disease; snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park; saltwater fishermen in Georgia.
Natural sights in Las Vegas; bats; the Colorado River.
Natural formations below a New Mexico recreation area; GPS technology helps endangered bighorn sheep; saving rare plants; extracting fossil fuels; scuba diving.
Colorado; wading birds face new threats; the National Park Service keeps humans and wildlife at a safe distance.