2016 Stories

Nicky Ouellet bends down to examine mushrooms on the forest floor.

People from across the country come to Montana to harvest wild mushrooms, but in 2016, the National Forest Service imposed much stronger regulations on mushroom pickers. Nicky's story looks at the allure of this industry and the new challenges it faces.

Katy Spence stands at the edge of a lake, with a beaver lodge in the background.

As the beaver population in Alberta continues to rebound, not everyone is excited to see those numbers grow, and this controversy has earned beavers the name 'the wolves of the wetlands.' Despite the tension, some landowners are starting to use beavers as natural tools to mitigate droughts and floods. Katy's story digs deeper into strategies for living with beavers.