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Phillips 66 donates $50K for ZooMontana wolverine habitat

Phillips 66 donates $50K for ZooMontana wolverine habitat

Phillips 66, which has a refinery in Billings, has donated $50,000 to ZooMontana to build a new wolverine habitat and exhibit.

December 05, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…
Chamber News: Chamber favors state-based plan for protecting sage grouse

Chamber News: Chamber favors state-based plan for protecting sage grouse

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…

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Guest opinion: Montana's sage grouse worth protecting

Guest opinion: Montana's sage grouse worth protecting

After a century or two of obscurity, the sage grouse has been getting a lot of attention lately. It’s not just about sage grouse, but where it lives and what it presents: Montana’s healthy sagebrush habitats.

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Jim Woolyhand

Jim Woolyhand

A summer helping a church youth group build houses in Montana led Jim Woolyhand, development director for Habitat for Humanity Mid-Yellowstone Valley, to move here and helped launch his career working with charities.

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Official: Lack of pipelines threat to ND wildlife

Official: Lack of pipelines threat to ND wildlife

BISMARCK, N.D. — Too few pipelines moving crude to market is the biggest threat to wildlife in western North Dakota's booming oil patch at present, an industry official said Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 5:37 pmLoading…
Rub-a-dub-dub

Rub-a-dub-dub

Jeff the Nature Guy checks out the tub in the new snake habitat under construction at ZooMontana.

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Epic cycle ride in '13 to showcase greater Yellowstone communities

Epic cycle ride in '13 to showcase greater Yellowstone communities

CODY, Wyo. — From Ennis to Cody to the heights of the Beartooth Pass, cyclists from around the world next year will embark on an epic group ride through the scenic wonders of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

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Shoshone Forest, cooperators, scrutinize draft forest plan

THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. — Opportunities for motorized recreation on the Shoshone National Forest would increase if the agency’s preferred management alternative emerges intact from the forest’s draft plan.

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Conservancy, ranch team up to improve habitat

Conservancy, ranch team up to improve habitat

GRASS CREEK, Wyo. -- Armed with wire cutters and chain saws, a team of volunteers spread across the LU Ranch on Thursday to remove a rusting old fence as part of an ongoing effort to improve livestock operations and wildlife habitat.

June 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming Conservation Corps

Wyoming Conservation Corps

Members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps study a map of the 200,000-acre project area in Hot Springs County where partners have teamed up with the Nature Conservancy to improve habitat health.

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Conservation group files extensive comments to Sleeping Giant's zip line plans

CODY, Wyo. — A conservation group based in Montana is asking the Shoshone National Forest to consult the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service when considering the impacts a zip line at Sleeping Giant Ski Area might have on grizzly bears and other sensitive species.

May 25, 2012 3:15 pmLoading…

Ravalli County receives grants to help elk

HAMILTON — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has given Ravalli County $64,400 for two conservation projects that will pay for research on elk survival and improve habitat.

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Shoshone forest talks bears and zip lines at public meeting

CODY, Wyo. — The Shoshone National Forest is a taking a close look at summer use at Sleeping Giant Ski Area and the potential impacts further development could have on wildlife and habitat, primarily grizzly bears.

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Flying duck

Flying duck

A duck takes flight in a snowstorm on the Yellowstone River in Yellowtone National Park on Friday.

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Public lands

Public lands

Wild horses graze on public land east of Cody on Thursday. Public lands were the focus of a round-table discussion Wednesday of county commissioners, energy officials, conservationists and user groups.

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Sweeping landscapes

Sweeping landscapes

The sagebrush prairie meets Carter Mountain in northwest Wyoming. Public lands were the focus of a first-of-its-kind meeting of counties, conservationists, energy officials and user groups on Wednesday in Cody.

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Balancing energy development, conservation makes economic sense, study finds

CODY, Wyo. -- Before heading out to hunt turkeys on Monday, the science and policy director for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership spoke on things dear to the West -- energy development, hunting, fishing and good land stewardship.

May 01, 2012 3:45 pmLoading…
Committee revises Yellowstone grizzly count procedures

Committee revises Yellowstone grizzly count procedures

JACKSON, Wyo. — Researchers will employ new techniques and scale back mortality rate monitoring areas in an effort to better estimate the greater Yellowstone ecosystem’s grizzly bear population.

April 29, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Yellowstone-area ski hill looking to expand with zip line

Yellowstone-area ski hill looking to expand with zip line

WAPITI, Wyo. — Looking to bring in more visitors and more revenue, Sleeping Giant Ski Area hopes to start building a zip line this fall, and it’s banking on public support to win final approval for the project.

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Yellowstone grizzly bear committee set to meet in Jackson

A team created to monitor the health of the grizzly bear population across the greater Yellowstone ecosystem plans to meet next week in Jackson to discuss new reports on the bear and issues relating to its management.

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