HELENA — Montana finds itself entrenched in another long winter, and many big animals have long since left the high country in favor of more hospitable habitat.
Phillips 66, which has a refinery in Billings, has donated $50,000 to ZooMontana to build a new wolverine habitat and exhibit.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Jeff the Nature Guy checks out the tub in the new snake habitat under construction at ZooMontana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A duck takes flight in a snowstorm on the Yellowstone River in Yellowtone National Park on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.