Natural Resource Management
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are seeking information about pronghorn antelope that were shot west of Casper on Friday afternoon.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he's hopeful that a federal judge will agree a quick administrative fix is all that's necessary to return wolf management to the state.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming State Geological Survey report finds no correlation in Wyoming between earthquakes and wells the petroleum industry and others use to inject substances underground, with one exception: Several small quakes have been occurring in and near a pair of remote oil fields.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Targhee National Forest officials are planning a prescribed burn southwest of Swan Valley in eastern Idaho.
MISSOULA — The U.S. Forest Service plans to move its Region One headquarters out of a building in downtown Missoula in favor of a location at Fort Missoula on the outskirts of town.
HELENA — The Arctic grayling does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act, Federal wildlife officials said Tuesday.
HELENA — A wide diversity of plants and animals inhabit the nearly 1 million-acre Helena National Forest, and with such a massive area to cover, a new citizen science campaign asks the public to help document the many species calling it home.
BOZEMAN — When people ask why I love living in Bozeman, the first thing that comes to mind is the community. A close second is access to the outdoors. And I don’t think that’s a coincidence.
NEW CASTLE, Colo. — Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review …
With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.
BOZEMAN— The U.S. Forest Service has announced it reached a settlement with landowners along Cherry Creek Road that will allow public access to 16,000 acres of public land in the Gallatin National Forest.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that it would continue to protect as a threatened species a mouse that lives along streams in Colorado and eastern Wyoming, saying human development continues to threaten the animal’s riparian habitat.
KALISPELL — State wildlife officials are looking for information about the shooting of a collared grizzly bear near U.S. Highway 83 east of Bigfork that led to the bear being put down.
HELENA — Montana wildlife officials say tens of thousands of snow geese have arrived at Freezout Wildlife Management Area they migrate north to their breeding grounds.
HELENA — Government officials are planning to transfer 63 Yellowstone National Park bison to a nearby research facility as the park seeks ways to reduce its growing population of the animals.
CHEYENNE — A federal judge has denied a request from the Northern Arapaho Tribe to reconsider his recent ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly in barring the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly in prohibiting the Northern Arapaho Tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on its central Wyoming reservation.
MISSOULA — The U.S. Forest Service has again rejected a proposed ski resort on Lolo Peak in the Lolo National Forest.
THERMOPOLIS — The Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust has announced a new conservation easement near Thermopolis in Hot Springs County.
Like much else in government, U.S. public land policy is a vestige of the past, established in 1910 when America’s population was just 92.2 million and a Western state such as Nevada had only 81,000 residents.