Endangered Species List
Federal wildlife officials are postponing a much-anticipated decision on whether to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states.
MISSOUA — Montana's wolverine trapping season effectively ended Monday after reports that federal officials plan to put the rare predator on the endangered-species list.
MISSOULA — An obscure aquatic insect found exclusively in the high alpine streams of Glacier National Park will remain a high-priority candidate for endangered species protection because it is at risk of extinction due to climate change, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that it will open an additional two-week public comment period on a proposal to remove Wyoming wolves from the endangered species list.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Grizzly bears could again be recommended for removal from the endangered-species list — in approximately two years — after federal land managers and scientists study the impact of declining whitebark pine trees on the animals.
When the Continental Congress adopted the bald eagle as the national symbol in 1782, there were by some estimates 100,000 bald eagle pairs in what is now the lower 48 states.
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Senate on Wednesday moved forward a proposed compromise agreement to remove wolves in the state from the endangered-species list, but only after removing an appropriation for wolf control activities.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Almost 7,400 people submitted online public comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about a proposal to remove Wyoming wolves from the endangered-species list, according to an agency spokeswoman.
WORLAND, Wyo. — Steve Dondero was sworn in Friday as the Bureau of Land Management’s new Wind River-Bighorn Basin District manager in a brief ceremony that touched on the agency’s goals as it moves toward the future.
Gray wolf hunts are under way in Montana and Idaho as state officials seek to sharply reduce the predator's numbers in hopes of curbing attacks on livestock and big game herds.
HELENA - Wolf hunting licenses went on sale Monday in Montana as environmentalists appealed a federal judge's decision to uphold the removal of the Northern Rockies gray wolf from the endangered species list.
Hunters will be able to shoot as many as 220 gray wolves in Montana this fall under rules adopted Thursday by state wildlife commissioners.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is headed to Wyoming to meet with Gov. Matt Mead and others to discuss removing wolves from the endangered species list in the state.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said last week that his plan is to reach an agreement by summer with federal wildlife officials to remove Wyoming wolves from the federal endangered species list.
BOISE, Idaho — Hunters aiming to bag a gray wolf this year can once again buy a tag from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming is excluded from an attachment in the federal budget bill that takes wolves off the endangered-species list across most of the northern Rockies, but state officials expressed hope Tuesday that the expected congressional action would pave the way for eventual delisting …
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming and federal wildlife officials have been discussing a compromise state wolf management plan that would extend protections for the animals down into Sublette and Lincoln counties — but only in the winter.
Wyoming officials expressed skepticism Friday that a new agreement to lift federal protection for wolves in Montana and Idaho would also lead to delisting of the animals in the Cowboy State.
The gray wolf population in the Northern Rockies dropped in 2010 — the first annual decline since the animal was reintroduced to the region 15 years ago, federal wildlife officials reported Friday.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, already facing a re-election challenge in 2012, told the Montana Legislature on Friday that he's proud he voted for the 2009 federal stimulus bill, which he said "pulled our nation away from the ledge of a catastrophic depression."