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Environmental Impact Statement

Transportation officials plan open house on Billings Bypass

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Billings Bypass has been published and is available for review.

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Guest opinion: Washington state strives for unbiased coal port reviews

A guest column, “Coal Port EIS Jeopardizes Montana Jobs,” published Dec. 17, contains inaccurate information.

December 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

RMP and EIS meeting to be held in Wyoming

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 …

August 21, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…

13 residents would be displaced by preferred bypass option

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.

September 12, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Forest Service should consider wilderness in Shoshone

Guest opinion: Forest Service should consider wilderness in Shoshone

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.

August 18, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Shoshone Forest officials to unveil draft plan

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.

June 26, 2012 11:55 amLoading…

Judge stops timber sale in lynx habitat near Yellowstone Park

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.

June 07, 2012 3:06 pmLoading…

Bison management meeting set for Monday

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.

May 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
U.S. Forest Service to use aerial fire retardant, with precautions to protect endangered species

U.S. Forest Service to use aerial fire retardant, with precautions to protect endangered species

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.

December 15, 2011 10:00 amLoading…

Forest Service reaches new fire retardant policy

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.

December 14, 2011 10:15 pmLoading…

Yellowstone preps for Dec. 15 opening

Yellowstone National Park is on track to open as scheduled on Dec. 15.

December 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Forest Service: Wyoming Range drilling requires new study

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.

November 22, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

High court reverses ruling on $1B MSTI power line

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.

October 28, 2011 9:10 pmLoading…
Environmental Quality Council puts FWP in hot seat over bison

Environmental Quality Council puts FWP in hot seat over bison

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.

October 18, 2011 9:45 amLoading…

Public comments due on Gateway West transmission line

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.

October 18, 2011 8:24 amLoading…
Officials say maps should curb fire-retardant damage

Officials say maps should curb fire-retardant damage

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.

October 13, 2011 11:30 amLoading…

Yellowstone holding Internet 'meetings' on winter-use plan

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.

June 20, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

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.

June 03, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…
Yellowstone Park looks for balance in new winter plan

Yellowstone Park looks for balance in new winter plan

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.

June 03, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…

Shoshone National Forest to discuss new plan

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.

June 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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