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