HELENA — While many people may decry litigious environmental groups and point fingers at judges that rule in the groups’ favor, it’s hard to deny that they have often prevailed in court, and the federal government has been found in violation of environmental laws.
A federal judge on Wednesday set a 2018 deadline for the government to complete a long-delayed recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx in the Lower 48 states.
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.
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.
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary animal care manager Teresa Loya demonstrates an enrichment activity for the big cats at the sanctuary.
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary animal care manager Teresa Loya explains why winter is the best time to view the animals at the sanctuary.
HAMILTON – The Bitterroot National Forest’s plans to offer a large timber sale in the Sapphire Mountains have hit another snag.
Jeff the Nature Guy and Amanda the Nature Gal step inside the new habitat for Fierca, the Canada lynx at ZooMontana.
MISSOULA — After a legal misstep, Lolo National Forest officials believe they’ve answered a federal judge’s request for lynx analysis on the disputed Colt-Summit Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project.
HELENA — A federal judge this week blocked three Montana logging projects in two national forests, saying the U.S. government did not properly examine the effects the projects might have on lynx and the threatened animal's habitat.
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to consult with wildlife officials to ensure the agency takes adequate measures to protect Canada lynx in portions of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.
A Canada lynx seen in the wild in 2005.
HELENA - Four conservation organizations filed a notice of their intent to sue the state, claiming that allowing trapping in Montana kills and injures Canada lynx, which is a species listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act.
HELENA — A mixed ruling by a federal judge has all sides claiming victory in a proposed Lolo National Forest logging project whose collaborative approach toward forest management has pitted conservation groups against each other.
KALISPELL — Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit to halt pre-commercial thinning on 3,650 acres in the Flathead National Forest in western Montana.
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.
MISSOULA — Four conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service in federal court seeking to halt a 2,038-acre logging plan contained in a restoration project for the Lolo National Forest about 10 miles north of Seeley Lake.
Three conservation groups are appealing a timber project south of Bozeman, saying the Gallatin National Forest is violating its own standards as well as building roads in critical lynx habitat.
Lynx canadensis Number in Yellowstone Few; 111 known observations in entire park history.