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It appears Wyoming mule deer populations are simultaneously more restricted and diverse than biologists believed – and it’s all in their genes. A University of Wyoming-led study determined the state’s mule deer are more diverse than previously believed. After studying deer genetics and behaviors, scientists determined northern, southern, and western Wyoming have their own district…

History has hatched in Powell as a commercial operation succeeds in the first steps of giving greater sage grouse a much-needed boost throughout Wyoming. Seven wild sage grouse eggs have hatched into seven captive chicks at Diamond Wings Upland Game Birds. According to the Powell Tribune, it’s the first time a commercial operation has successfully…

Research suggests millions of years ago, migrating dinosaurs traveled to Wyoming on a full stomach of stones from hundreds of miles away. Research conducted by scientists at the University of Texas discovered new information on the life and times of  Jurassic dinosaurs in Wyoming. But the discovery didn’t come from dinosaur bones – it came…

A field of science once deemed science fiction has succeeded in giving one of Wyoming’s most famous endangered species another chance at life. On Dec. 10, 2020, a black-footed ferret was born at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in Colorado. An otherwise positive but unexceptional announcement from the conservation…

With one of the world’s largest active supervolcanoes right next door, you can’t help but wonder – how long before Yellowstone decides to blow its top? The volcanic activity at Yellowstone National Park is what makes it the incredible sight it has been for hundreds of thousands of years. But that activity is driven by…

Meeteetse wants your skulls – and the older, the better. This isn’t a ghoulish Halloween plot, but rather an attempt to better understand the history of America’s most iconic big animal in the Bighorn Basin. The Meeteetse Museums are asking for residents throughout northwest Wyoming to participate in the Bison of the Bighorn Basin project.…

A Northwest College student will be spending her winter break collecting scientific information for her research – and to get it, she’ll be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Biology major Tawna Herrera will leave Christmas Day for a 27-day research expedition in the African nation of Tanzania.  She will help collect samples of soil from the unique…


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