Endangered Species Act
U.S. wildlife officials will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked such protections from taking effect, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday.
SARATOGA, Wyo. — Research at the biggest wind farm project being developed in the U.S. right now seeks to help a chicken-size bird that, within a year, could be listed as a threatened or endangered species.
CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead plans to continue pressuring federal officials to fix what he calls a broken Endangered Species Act and poor wild horse management practices in Wyoming.
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.
KALISPELL — State wildlife officials are investigating a report that someone shot a male grizzly bear in self-defense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State wildlife agency directors from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming say they support the recent decision to deny endangered species protections to the rare wolverine.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
JACKSON, Wyo. — State game managers say they have been successful catching and radio-collaring wolves this winter.
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.
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.
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…
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