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6 grizzly bear deaths expected in Wyoming elk hunt

6 grizzly bear deaths expected in Wyoming elk hunt

JACKSON, Wyo. — Federal wildlife managers expect six more grizzly bears will be killed during the next nine years as an unintended consequence of elk hunting in Grand Teton National Park and the adjacent National Elk Refuge.

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Interior secretary to tour sage grouse efforts in Wyoming

Interior secretary to tour sage grouse efforts in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is headed to Wyoming to tour ranchlands where landowners are protecting habitat for the greater sage grouse.

October 14, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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Conservation groups to sue over wolverine decision

Conservation groups to sue over wolverine decision

HELENA — Two coalitions of advocacy groups have filed notices that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its withdrawal of proposed protections for the wolverine.

August 14, 2014 7:45 am Photos

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Feds reverse course on protections for wolverines

Feds reverse course on protections for wolverines

U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine in a course reversal announced Tuesday that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species.

August 12, 2014 10:50 am Photos

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New agreement proposed for bison range management

New agreement proposed for bison range management

HELENA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a new agreement to share management of the National Bison Range with American Indian tribes claiming historical and cultural ties to the land, following the failure of two previous deals in the past decade.

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Fed's doubt effects of climate change on wolverines

Fed's doubt effects of climate change on wolverines

A top federal wildlife official said there’s too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine — overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the “mountain devil.”

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Wild horse advocates drop suit over Nevada refuge

Wild horse advocates drop suit over Nevada refuge

RENO, Nev. — Wild horse advocates dropped a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging roundups at a wildlife refuge on the Nevada-California line after federal officials severed ties with a contractor accused by critics of allowing some mustangs to be sold for slaughter.

July 01, 2014 1:27 pmLoading…
Court asked to speed up Canada lynx recovery work

Court asked to speed up Canada lynx recovery work

Wildlife advocates want a federal judge to order faster action on a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx, after wildlife officials said it could take until 2018 to finish the long-delayed work.

June 24, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Petition seeks return of grizzly bears to the West

Petition seeks return of grizzly bears to the West

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An environmental group called on federal wildlife managers Wednesday to update a decades-old recovery plan for grizzly bears to ensure the animal’s return to the Grand Canyon and other areas of the West.

June 18, 2014 3:10 pmLoading…
Recovery plan for Montana lynx could take until 2018

Recovery plan for Montana lynx could take until 2018

U.S. wildlife officials revealed Monday that they expect to complete a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx in early 2018 — almost two decades after the snow-loving wild cats first received federal protections.

June 09, 2014 4:42 pmLoading…
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.

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Wyoming spent $7.9 million on sage grouse conservation

Wyoming spent $7.9 million on sage grouse conservation

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming has spent $7.9 million on sage grouse conservation since 2005. That was the finding of a new report by the Western Governors Association, which inventoried the efforts of 11 western states to protect the bird and its habitat.

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Republicans call for changes to Endangered Species Act

Republicans call for changes to Endangered Species Act

Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists’ lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation’s cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide i…

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Lewistown BLM office releases draft sage grouse plan

Lewistown BLM office releases draft sage grouse plan

A draft plan for managing sage grouse in five central-Montana counties to try to ensure the birds aren’t listed as a threatened or endangered species has been completed.

November 11, 2013 3:20 pmLoading…
Feds propose new method for counting Yellowstone grizzlies

Feds propose new method for counting Yellowstone grizzlies

A new method for counting grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem could boost the known population by 100 to 150 animals.

March 25, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Federal officials propose endangered-species protection for wolverine

Federal officials propose endangered-species protection for wolverine

The tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving carnivore sometimes called the "mountain devil," could soon join the list of species threatened by climate change - a dubious distinction putting it in the ranks of the polar bear and several other animals the government says will lose crucial habitat a…

February 01, 2013 7:27 am Photos

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Fish and Wildlife Service euthanized female wolf

JACKSON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has euthanized an old female wolf that had settled into a populated area near Jackson.

April 21, 2012 4:51 pmLoading…

Traditionalists face long wait for eagles

An eagle feather dislodged from the bustle of a Crow or Northern Cheyenne during a traditional dance can bring a powwow to a standstill.

March 18, 2012 12:30 am Photos

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Public comments down for wolf management deal

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.

January 22, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: 30th anniversary: Black-footed ferrets step back from extinction

Guest opinion: 30th anniversary: Black-footed ferrets step back from extinction

Thirty years ago, in 1981, many things that we take for granted today were just being introduced. The first personal computer was launched, sticky notes were invented, and MTV hit the airwaves. Another event less noticed by the public but critically important to our ecological future, was th…

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