Fish And Wildlife Service
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
A new method for counting grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem could boost the known population by 100 to 150 animals.
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…
JACKSON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has euthanized an old female wolf that had settled into a populated area near Jackson.
An eagle feather dislodged from the bustle of a Crow or Northern Cheyenne during a traditional dance can bring a powwow to a standstill.
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.
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…
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming could hold a wolf-hunting season as soon as next fall if state and federal officials move quickly enough to ratify an agreement to delist the animals in the state, according to Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials.
A high-elevation pine tree devastated by disease, beetles, and climate change warrants greater protection under the Endangered Species Act, the Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday. But the agency said it will not immediately list the whitebark pine as threatened or endangered because of hi…