Mike Koshmrl

Mike Koshmrl

Mike Koshmrl reports on Wyoming's wildlife and natural resources. Prior to joining WyoFile, he spent nearly a decade covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s wild places and creatures for the Jackson Hole News&Guide. Find him on Twitter at @Koshywrites, or reach him directly at [email protected]

Montana to start trucking grizzlies into Yellowstone region to improve delisting prospects

By: - January 6, 2024

Fresh grizzly bear bloodlines are expected to arrive in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem this summer, adding genetic diversity to a population of animals that’s been isolated for a century. The infusion of genetics will come from the North Continental Divide Ecosystem, and it will roll down the highway in the form of a slumbering grizzly […]

Sagebrush is suffering, even in Wyoming. Saving what’s left is complicated.

By: - November 8, 2023

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK—Laura Jones spoke from the grassy flats at the base of Blacktail Butte, a place where Mormon settlers made a go at homesteading the 6,600-foot-high heart of Jackson Hole nearly a century and a half ago. A vegetation ecologist for the National Park Service, Jones was showcasing Teton Park’s long-running effort to do […]

Endangered Species Act protections for wolverines likely imminent

By: - October 31, 2023

An analysis of wolverines in Wyoming and the rest of their Lower 48 range paints a grim picture of a low-density species that’s losing its habitat and facing an uncertain future. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a 100-page “species status assessment” for North American wolverines in late September. That document presages a final determination that […]