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Wandering Yellowstone Park bison have lots of fans, potential homes

Wandering Yellowstone Park bison have lots of fans, potential homes

POPLAR — Pearl Yellow Hawk spent hours in the minus 13-degree sunshine watching bison burst one by one out of semitrailers and into their new home.

November 16, 2014 9:41 am Photos

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Should Montana take control of federal lands in the state?

Should Montana take control of federal lands in the state?

HELENA — Spirited discussions took place in the Capitol Wednesday on whether Montana should attempt to wrest ownership of public lands from the federal government.

January 09, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Baby steps on bison: Game agency easing back into hot-button issue

Baby steps on bison: Game agency easing back into hot-button issue

It’s pretty hard to stop a bison, but at least in the state of Montana the thousand-pound mammals have struck a temporary barrier.

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Guest opinion: Montana can have cattle and bison, too

Guest opinion: Montana can have cattle and bison, too

State and federal agencies that manage bison in and around Yellowstone National Park are poised to remedy a sorry situation that has heaped national disgrace on Montana. I’m speaking of the sometimes brutal hazing of bison back into the park by helicopters, four-wheelers and horses under a p…

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Bird advocates anticipate Obama climate policy; cite examples of region's warming

MISSOULA — Montana bird advocates have high hopes for President Obama’s climate change policy announcement on Tuesday, because they’ve already documented climate-related threats to several species.

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Guest opinion: Good FWP planning can help resolve bison battles

Over the past century, Montanans have done an extraordinary job of restoring the state’s magnificent wildlife — bringing back populations of elk, antelope, bighorns and other wildlife.

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State Dept: No major objections to Keystone XL pipeline

State Dept: No major objections to Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Friday raised no major objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and said other options to get the oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries are worse for climate change.

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UM professors, other activists warn of warming effects on wildlife, lands

UM professors, other activists warn of warming effects on wildlife, lands

MISSOULA — After a year of record temperatures, wildfires and political inaction, a group of Montana activists pitched their own recommendations for fighting global warming on Tuesday.

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Groups say benefits from proposed Otter Creek coal mine overstated

Groups say benefits from proposed Otter Creek coal mine overstated

Environmental groups say an economic study of southeastern Montana's proposed Otter Creek coal mine exaggerates the benefits and understates the costs of the project near the Wyoming border.

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Environmentalists seek more Otter Creek hearings

HELENA — Environmental groups on Monday urged the state to hold hearings on the proposed Otter Creek mine in cities where the coal would pass through and residents would be affected by increased train traffic.

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Tester's sportsmen bill clears a Senate hurdle

Tester's sportsmen bill clears a Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON — Congress is back in town after the election to find a way around automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January. But first, lawmakers are dealing with 41 polar bear carcasses.

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U.S. limits oil shale development in Rocky Mountains

U.S. limits oil shale development in Rocky Mountains

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of the Interior scaled back a Bush administration plan Friday to lease Western rangelands for development of oil shale and tar sands, the unconventional sources of oil found in pockets of the Rocky Mountains.

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Conservation a priority for hunters and anglers

Results of a new poll that shows sportsmen prioritize protecting public lands — with support even as strong as that for gun rights — really came as no surprise to Ken Theis.

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Canadian firm proposes new Keystone XL pipeline route

Canadian firm proposes new Keystone XL pipeline route

OMAHA, Neb. — The company that wants to build a pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries said Wednesday it has revised its proposed new route through Nebraska to avoid environmentally sensitive areas.

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Prairie dwellers

Prairie dwellers

A herd of bison roams the American Prairie Foundation's property in Phillips County in 2011. Witnesses testified on Wednesday in a trial over Montana's policy allowing bison to roam in the Gardiner Basin.

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Guest opinion: Bison lovers scheme to take over Montana prairie

National Wildlife Federation advocate Steve Woodruff (July 21 guest opinion) tried to buffalo readers recently, claiming concerns of Montana producers regarding free-roaming bison are “fanciful fears,” the “worst fears of catastrophizers.”

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Supreme Court says drilling permits got OK review

Montana's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from conservation groups that claimed the state's approval of 23 natural gas wells in Fallon County could harm imperiled sage grouse.

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Conservation groups sue over Fortification Creek gas wells

CASPER, Wyo. -- Three conservation groups filed suit against the Interior Department in federal court Tuesday over a plan to open an ecologically fragile piece of northeast Wyoming to the development of hundreds of coalbed methane wells.

June 19, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Conserving public lands helps rural counties thrive, study finds

CODY, Wyo. — Rural counties in the Rocky Mountain West that are managed more for conservation and recreation than resource development enjoy greater economic success, from higher home prices to more jobs, a new study suggests.

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Salish, Kootenai tribes win national conservation award

Salish, Kootenai tribes win national conservation award

PABLO -– Entertainment has its Oscars, Emmys, Tonys and Grammys.

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