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.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is again asking the federal government to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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).
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.
JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department plans to begin trapping wolves for scientific purposes in the Gros Ventre Mountains next week.
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.
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.
HELENA — Three conservation groups are suing Montana in an attempt to force wildlife regulators to halt trapping in much of northwestern and southwestern Montana
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…
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.
MISSOULA — A judge is ordering the federal government to say by Dec. 14 when it might issue a new decision on whether to list the wolverine as a threatened or endangered species.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Young trumpeter swans, or cygnets, aren't always cute little white fluff balls.
At 12 years old and 710 pounds, Bruno makes an unforgettable first impression, especially on a teenager who has never laid eyes on a grizzly bear.
Yellowstone National Park Bear Management Specialist Kerry Gunther shows a painting done by Ozzy the bear at ZooMontana during his talk at the zoo’s Endangered Species Day celebration Saturday.