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Agriculture groups see benefits to Republican Senate majority

Agriculture groups see benefits to Republican Senate majority

Montana farm and ranch groups will appeal to a Republican U.S. Senate to turn back federal land and environmental laws challenging their industry, representatives said this week.

November 13, 2014 4:52 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…
Federal judge won't give Wyoming control of wolves

Federal judge won't give Wyoming control of wolves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from the state of Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and pro-hunting groups to change last week’s decision that reinstated federal protections for wolves in the state.

September 30, 2014 6:25 pm Photos

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Arctic grayling won't receive federal protections

Arctic grayling won't receive federal protections

HELENA — The Arctic grayling does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act, Federal wildlife officials said Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 1:34 pm Photos

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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.

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Wyoming governor urges delisting of grizzly bears

Wyoming governor urges delisting of grizzly bears

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is again asking the federal government to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list.

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Montana: Feds plan to delist some grizzlies

Montana: Feds plan to delist some grizzlies

HELENA — The head of Montana’s wildlife agency said Thursday federal officials will seek to lift federal protections from some threatened grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies in the next two years.

May 15, 2014 2:09 pmLoading…
Plan for pallid sturgeon passage on Yellowstone River unveiled

Plan for pallid sturgeon passage on Yellowstone River unveiled

Creating a twisting, 3-mile-long channel around Intake Diversion Dam on the lower Yellowstone River to allow endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish to swim around the dam would cost an estimated $58.9 million and the moving of more than a million cubic yards of dirt and gravel whil…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wildlife officials: Proposed mine won't harm grizzlies

LIBBY — A silver and copper mine proposed for northwestern Montana won’t harm grizzly bears or other threatened or endangered species in the area, federal wildlife officials have found.

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Chamber News: Chamber favors state-based plan for protecting sage grouse

Chamber News: Chamber favors state-based plan for protecting sage grouse

An issue plaguing agriculture, energy development and environmentalists today is the preservation of the sage-grouse, a bird with breeding habitat in plains and grasslands through the upper northwest states of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, California, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, North and…

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Group files suit to halt timber sale on Lewis and Clark National Forest

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls, to stop the Forest Service’s Blankenship Vegetation Treatment Project near Monarch, over concerns for Canadian lynx, goshawk and wolverines.

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Bat may land on endangered species list

Bat may land on endangered species list

One of Wyoming’s 15 resident bat species could find itself on the endangered species list because of threats it faces outside of the Cowboy State.

October 27, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: BLM finds reasonable balance in Montana land plans

A director of the United Property Owners organization described proposed Resource Management plans of the Bureau of Land Management in a very incorrect and misleading way (July 31 guest opinion).

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Judge stops 3 Montana logging project over lynx

Judge stops 3 Montana logging project over lynx

HELENA — A federal judge this week blocked three Montana logging projects in two national forests, saying the U.S. government did not properly examine the effects the projects might have on lynx and the threatened animal's habitat.

June 25, 2013 2:26 pmLoading…
Wyoming Game and Fish to begin research-trapping wolves

Wyoming Game and Fish to begin research-trapping wolves

JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department plans to begin trapping wolves for scientific purposes in the Gros Ventre Mountains next week.

May 10, 2013 5:19 pmLoading…

Montana hopes to expand Arctic grayling range

BUTTE — The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks plans to expand the range of Arctic grayling in the Upper Big Hole River in western Montana starting this spring.

March 24, 2013 3:53 pmLoading…
Montana wolf numbers drop slightly to 625

Montana wolf numbers drop slightly to 625

Montana's gray wolf population declined slightly for the first time in almost a decade in 2012, amid stepped-up efforts to curb the predator's numbers through increased hunting and trapping, state officials said Thursday.

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Groups sue to end trapping in 15 Montana counties

Groups sue to end trapping in 15 Montana counties

HELENA — Three conservation groups are suing Montana in an attempt to force wildlife regulators to halt trapping in much of northwestern and southwestern Montana

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Guest opinion: Hunting another step toward grizzly bear recovery

Guest opinion: Hunting another step toward grizzly bear recovery

Nearly 30 years ago, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee was created to coordinate the wide range of state, federal and provincial resource agencies sharing responsibility for recovering the grizzly bear. It was with unique foresight that an entity such as IGBC was created to allow for th…

December 29, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Game and Fish: No trouble monitoring Wyoming wolves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports no difficulties taking over wolf monitoring outside Yellowstone National Park since the federal government removed Wyoming's wolves from endangered species protection last summer.

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