Natural Resource Management
Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.
CODY, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials had to lend a helping hand to a mule deer that got a tomato cage stuck on its antlers this week.
HELENA, Mont. — Montana wildlife officials decided Thursday against shipping 145 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park to the Bronx zoo and other locations across the nation, choosing to send them to an American Indian reservation within the state.
PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is set to be in Wyoming on Wednesday to inspect ranchlands where landowners have taken steps to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse.
Montana wildlife officials want to be able to move bighorn sheep out of the state after running into trouble finding suitable places for the animals in the Treasure State.
GREAT FALLS — A state advisory committee has agreed that bison should be managed as wildlife in Montana but not allowed to roam freely.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing a land swap that could improve access to thousands of acres of state and federal land in southern Wyoming near Arlington.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are planning to collect kokanee eggs in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in southwestern Wyoming in an effort to bolster the fish's population and to establish additional spawning runs in other waterways across the state.
SPOKANE, Wash. — While they view predators from widely different viewpoints, Steve Gilbertson, a hiker, Ross Hurd, a rancher, and Bob Jensen, a hunter, are among Washington’s most distinguished wolf watchers.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust has completed a project to conserve 840 acres of rangeland in Sublette County.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — The Nez Perce Trail running from Wallowa Lake to 40 miles from the Canadian border in Montana commemorates the monthslong flight for freedom of Chief Joseph and his people. This fall, the U.S. Forest Service invites public comment on the siting of the 1,700-mile trail.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Efforts to protect sage grouse in northwest Wyoming also benefit mule deer that migrate through areas of sagebrush along the Upper Green River, according to new research.
CASPER, Wyo. — Beginning Jan. 1, artists can begin sending submissions to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the conservation stamp art contest.
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.