Department Of Interior
A decision is expected in mid-2015 on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison from Yellowstone National Park so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds, Yellowstone’s chief scientist said.
Taking care of the land is a core value here in Montana. The beautiful open prairie in Wolf Point, where I live, embodies what it means to live in Big Sky country, and there is no place I would rather be.
Leaders of Montana’s Northern Cheyenne tribe on Tuesday sought to revive a three-way coal swap involving the federal government and a Texas company after an earlier proposal stumbled in Congress.
PABLO – Two Montana Indian tribes – including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai – are among the first in the nation to finalize agreements with the federal government to facilitate a Native American land buyback program.
A U.S. House committee on Tuesday unanimously passed a measure that would lift longstanding restrictions on canoes, rafts and other "hand-propelled" vessels in rivers and streams in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
We recently visited with elected leaders, industry officials and concerned citizens from Montana and Wyoming to discuss coal and money. Our message is simple and clear. The federal lease program run by the Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management is shortchanging the public budgets i…
CHEYENNE — Wyoming's senior U.S. senator is delaying the release of legislation that aims to block the federal government from cutting mineral royalty payments to 35 states.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. senators from Wyoming and New Mexico said Tuesday that they plan to roll out legislation this week to restore about $110 million in cuts to a federal minerals payment program that hit their states the hardest.
Billings recently celebrated the addition of a new Department of Interior building downtown at 2021 Fourth Ave. N. Sally Mayberry, regional public affairs officer for the Rocky Mountain Region with the General Services Administration, spoke with Billings Business staff about this project.
STEVENSVILLE – “Uncertainty” is a word that Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge manager Tom Reed is getting to know well this spring.
An environmental group seeking to temporarily halt mining at seven coal mines in four states has sued the federal government, saying Thursday the approval of the mines allowed companies to dig up a combined 1.3 billion tons of the fuel across the Rocky Mountain West.
Three million dollars, 546 steel pilings and 150 truckloads of concrete later, there is little to see on the Scheels site at Shiloh Crossing. Much of the construction has been underground.
The construction of a new federal office building at 2021 Fourth Ave. N. for about 400 Department of Interior employees is going smoothly and is ahead of schedule.
SALT LAKE CITY — The federal agency charged with managing wild horses and burros that roam freely across 11 Western states should consider sterilizing some mares to control booming mustang populations and protect rangelands, a citizen advisory panel recommended Tuesday.
GB Aerial operates single-engine air tankers via firefighting contracts throughout the United States. Presently, we are on an exclusive-use contract with the Bureau of Land Management in Miles City.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials expect the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make an announcement about delisting wolves in the state Friday.
WASHINGTON — Native American tribes don't have to reimburse the government for buying divided-up tribal land so it can be returned to them, the Department of Interior said Friday.
A Wyoming mining company has reached tentative option agreements to lease and mine an estimated 1.4 billion tons of coal on southeastern Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, in a deal that appears aimed at tapping into the growing export market for a fuel that's in decline domestically.
HELENA — A panel of appellate judges on Tuesday upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and hundreds of thousands of Native American plaintiffs whose land trust royalties were mismanaged by the Interior Department.
POPLAR — Cultural items seized at a Montana and Canadian border crossing by U.S. officials who uncovered an illegal smuggling operation have been returned to the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes.