Wildlife

Deer disease detected in Shenandoah County

March 4th, 2015

The slow progression of chronic wasting disease has made its way to Shenandoah County, and two positive cases were detected in Frederick County, near the West Virginia state line.

Park funds pollinator research project

February 23rd, 2015

Shenandoah National Park has announced the first project under a new research grant program, according to a Feb. 20 news release.

Bill to allow remote trapping regulations

February 19th, 2015

A bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly this week will allow the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to set regulations regarding remote trapping.

Constant battle

Rolf Gubler, biologist and forest pest manager for Shenandoah National Park, stands beside an emerald  ash tree in the picnic area near the  Dickey Ridge Visitor Center on Skyline Drive. This tree has been treated for the emerald ash borer beetle.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 8th, 2015

National Parks are seemingly always faced with non-native, invasive species that threaten the ecological livelihood of protected land.

Coyote lottery plans advance

February 8th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — A private lottery in which prizes will be awarded for killing coyotes in Shenandoah County took another step forward on Saturday.

Bear necessities

These three bear cubs were discovered in Basye.  Staff from the Virginia Wildlife Services found them a new den and mother to live with. Courtesy photo

February 2nd, 2015

Three 3-week-old black bear cubs have been safely returned to the wilderness.

Bounty in Warren aims to limit coyotes

Warren County, one of the few counties in Virginia that has a program to pay residents for killing coyotes, a non-native species classified as a nuisance animal.   Courtesy photo

January 23rd, 2015

Warren County, one of the few counties in Virginia that has a program to pay residents for killing coyotes, has spent several thousand dollars in bounties for coyotes over the last 15 years.

Local coalition opposes natural gas pipeline

January 15th, 2015

Friends of the Shenandoah Mountain, a coalition of organizations pushing for a new scenic area, is voicing concerns regarding the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Local researcher aids tiger study

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal has been involved in helping the Indian government save that nation's tiger population.   Courtesy photo by  Robert Fleischer

December 9th, 2014

A new research paper published on the internationally peer-reviewed publication “PLOS One” offers new methods of preserving and enhancing the population of tigers in central India.