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Endangered Species Act

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.

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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…
Endangered Species Act's 40th anniversary draws celebration, critics

Endangered Species Act's 40th anniversary draws celebration, critics

MISSOULA — Last Thursday, a bald eagle devoured a goldeneye duck on the ice beside Brennan’s Wave, just downstream of Missoula’s Higgins Avenue Bridge.

December 23, 2013 10:02 am Related Loading…
Decision on wolverine protections delayed

Decision on wolverine protections delayed

Federal wildlife officials have delayed until next summer a decision on whether wolverines should receive more federal protections.

December 17, 2013 3:39 pmLoading…
Western governors show wildlife maps

Western governors show wildlife maps

RENO, Nev. —Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures from Puget Sound to the Rocky Mountains.

December 12, 2013 7:49 am Photos

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Western states want delay in wolverine listing

Western states want delay in wolverine listing

SALT LAKE CITY — An organization of wildlife officials for Western states is asking the federal government to delay a possible listing for wolverines as a threatened species, which could mean an end to trapping outside Alaska for the animal's fur.

November 29, 2013 2:34 pmLoading…

Lynx decision halts timber sale in Sapphire Mountains

HAMILTON – The Bitterroot National Forest’s plans to offer a large timber sale in the Sapphire Mountains have hit another snag.

November 19, 2013 10:18 amLoading…
Comment period on listing wolverine extended

Comment period on listing wolverine extended

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the comment deadline to Dec. 2 on its proposed rule to list the wolverine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

October 31, 2013 11:44 amLoading…

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