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Endangered Species Act

Mead to focus on coal, Endangered Species Act

Mead to focus on coal, Endangered Species Act

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says he plans to push in his second term to finish projects that map out a better future for the state.

November 06, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Person reports shooting grizzly bear

Person reports shooting grizzly bear

KALISPELL — State wildlife officials are investigating a report that someone shot a male grizzly bear in self-defense.

October 28, 2014 9:06 amLoading…

Group demands return of federal wolf protections at Capitol

HELENA — Members of the Wolf and Wildlife Action Group plan to deliver a “violation notice” to Gov. Steve Bullock at the state Capitol at 1 p.m. Monday, for what the group called the state of Montana’s violations under the United Nations Charter for Nature.

October 20, 2014 12:13 pmLoading…

Feds announce sage grouse deal

PINEDALE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hailed an agreement with nine Wyoming landowners as a milestone in national sage grouse conservation efforts at a ceremony Wednesday, saying the move could prevent the bird from being listed under the Endangered Species Act.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Judge orders reconsideration of prairie dog ruling

Judge orders reconsideration of prairie dog ruling

HELENA — A judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision that the white-tailed prairie dog doesn't warrant federal protections.

October 01, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

Tribes to pray for grizzlies in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Members of several American Indian tribes plan to gather in Yellowstone this weekend to protest any move by the federal government to remove grizzly bears from endangered species protection.

September 26, 2014 10:55 amLoading…
State wildlife chiefs back wolverine decision

State wildlife chiefs back wolverine decision

State wildlife agency directors from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming say they support the recent decision to deny endangered species protections to the rare wolverine.

September 05, 2014 3:27 pmLoading…
Private landowners may kill up to 100 wolves a year

Private landowners may kill up to 100 wolves a year

MISSOULA — Private landowners may kill up to 100 wolves a year they believe are threatening livestock, dogs or people under a new state law that doesn’t count toward Montana’s wolf-hunting season.

July 10, 2014 2:11 pmLoading…
Federal protection sought for wild horses in West

Federal protection sought for wild horses in West

RENO, Nev. — Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in 13,000 years and deserves protection under the Endangered Species Act alongside grizzly bears, the desert tortoise and …

June 28, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Conserve habitat now instead of politicizing sage grouse

Guest opinion: Conserve habitat now instead of politicizing sage grouse

The forthcoming decision on listing the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act has sparked controversy, fear and anger among Westerners. As expected, legislators are politicizing the issue — and not necessarily for the greater good.

June 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Montana's sage grouse worth protecting

Guest opinion: Montana's sage grouse worth protecting

After a century or two of obscurity, the sage grouse has been getting a lot of attention lately. It’s not just about sage grouse, but where it lives and what it presents: Montana’s healthy sagebrush habitats.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Lawmakers want gray-wolf protections to stay in place

Lawmakers want gray-wolf protections to stay in place

Federal lawmakers pressed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday to drop the administration’s plan to end federal protections for gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 states.

March 19, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…

Wyoming wolves well-tracked this winter

JACKSON, Wyo. — State game managers say they have been successful catching and radio-collaring wolves this winter.

March 02, 2014 4:20 pmLoading…
Bears, eagles, seals: How endangered animals fare

Bears, eagles, seals: How endangered animals fare

The U.S. government has spent billions of dollars trying to save more than 1,500 animal and plant species listed as endangered or threatened.

February 04, 2014 3:30 pm Related Loading…

Feds will re-evaluate sheep's effect on grizzlies

BOZEMAN — Federal wildlife officials must conduct another assessment of the effect that sheep grazing at a southwestern Montana research station have on grizzly bears in the area.

February 04, 2014 2:51 pmLoading…
Republicans call for changes to Endangered Species Act

Republicans call for changes to Endangered Species Act

Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists’ lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation’s cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide i…

February 04, 2014 8:36 am Related Loading…
Council recommends development restrictions to protect sage grouse, to avoid listing

Council recommends development restrictions to protect sage grouse, to avoid listing

HELENA — A governor’s council studying how to protect sage grouse in Montana — and avoid federal listing of the bird as an endangered species — on Wednesday recommended restrictions on new development in grouse habitat

January 29, 2014 5:07 pmLoading…
Wyo. Supreme Court hears grizzly records case

Wyo. Supreme Court hears grizzly records case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Attorneys argued before the Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday over whether Gov. Matt Mead's administration properly withheld from an environmentalist state records concerning federal endangered-species protections for grizzly bears.

January 16, 2014 4:44 pmLoading…
Wyoming Supreme Court to hear grizzly records case

Wyoming Supreme Court to hear grizzly records case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in the case of an environmentalist denied state records related to endangered species protection for grizzly bears.

January 16, 2014 8:05 am Related Loading…
Guest opinion: Agencies' sage grouse plans fail to use best science

Guest opinion: Agencies' sage grouse plans fail to use best science

Recent news about the spotted and the barred owls provides insight for future sage grouse management.

January 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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