Environmental Impact Statement
The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Billings Bypass has been published and is available for review.
A guest column, “Coal Port EIS Jeopardizes Montana Jobs,” published Dec. 17, contains inaccurate information.
The Bureau of Land Management Cody and Worland field offices will host six public meetings during the 90-day comment period that is currently underway for the supplement to the Bighorn Basin Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. The supplement addresses priority …
A draft impact statement for the Billings bypass project was presented to a packed house during a public hearing in Lockwood on Wednesday night, identifying a preferred alternative for the new roadway alignment.
The Shoshone National Forest Draft Plan is out for public review, and the Forest Service has not recommended any new wilderness in its Preferred Alternative. The agency specifically cites no more “need” for wilderness in its review and Environmental Impact Statement.
CODY, Wyo. — The Shoshone National Forest this week will unveil a preliminary draft of its new forest management plan during a two-day meeting in Thermopolis with cooperating partners.
BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge has halted a 7,000-acre eastern Idaho logging project in potential lynx habitat near Yellowstone National Park after finding the U.S. Forest Service failed to follow federal laws intended to safeguard the environment.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host a series of public meetings this month as a first step toward developing a long-term bison conservation and management plan.
MISSOULA -- U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has cleared the way for continued use of aerial fire retardant as long as pilots use special maps to avoid hurting threatened or endangered species.
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has cleared the way for continued use of aerial fire retardant as long as pilots use special maps to avoid hurting threatened or endangered species.
Yellowstone National Park is on track to open as scheduled on Dec. 15.
CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service will take another look at a controversial plan by a Houston-based company to drill 136 wells in a portion of the Wyoming Range in west-central Wyoming.
BUTTE — The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's ruling that a state agency didn't adequately consult with Jefferson County while reviewing a proposed major power transmission line project.
HELENA -- .Members of the state Environmental Quality Council unanimously agreed Monday to submit a strongly worded letter to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks requesting a delay in deciding whether to relocate bison until a statewide conservation strategy is adopted.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is accepting public comments on the proposed Gateway West Transmission Line Project in Wyoming and Idaho through Oct. 28.
MISSOULA -- A massive new map collection should keep firefighting air tankers and the fire retardant that they drop from hurting fish and other sensitive plants and animals, U.S. Forest Service officials said on Wednesday.
In order to offer an opportunity to those unable to attend any of the public meetings on the Yellowstone National Park winter-use plan, the National Park Service is offering two electronic meetings over the Internet.
The National Park Service hopes its pending winter-use plan for Yellowstone National Park outlasts the five plans released since 2000. Public meetings have now been held in Jackson and Cody, with upcoming meetings planned for West Yellowstone and Bozeman.
CODY, Wyo. — There are some proposals that didn’t make the cut of winter activities allowed in Yellowstone National Park, such as building a monorail system to glide over the snowbound terrain, or an extreme off-road snowmobile course.
CODY, Wyo. — The Shoshone National Forest will host a series of meetings next week with state and county officials to discuss current forest conditions, economic goals and roadless areas, among other things.