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Nature Conservancy

Judge rules for environmentalists in Swan Valley

A judge has ruled the U.S. government must better analyze how protected species would be affected before any more logging is done on about 111,000 acres The Nature Conservancy handed over to The U.S. Forest Service.

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Cody Wild West River Fest celebrates role of Shoshone River in local life

Cody Wild West River Fest celebrates role of Shoshone River in local life

CODY, Wyo. — After an inaugural 2013 program that organizers said was “wildly successful,” Cody’s Wild West River Fest returns this weekend with a wide range of family friendly events centered around the Shoshone River.

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Guest opinion: Agencies' sage grouse plans fail to use best science

Guest opinion: Agencies' sage grouse plans fail to use best science

Recent news about the spotted and the barred owls provides insight for future sage grouse management.

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Wyoming landmark conserved through easement

CHEYENNE — A landmark in northeast Wyoming is being protected through a conservation easement agreement.

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Guest opinion: Montana last, best place for native bison

Bison entering southwest Montana from Yellowstone National Park are managed under the Interagency Bison Management Plan. The idea is to utilize science and experience to manage bison as wildlife while respecting the economic interests of the livestock industry. Bison are allowed in two small…

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Conservancy, ranch team up to improve habitat

Conservancy, ranch team up to improve habitat

GRASS CREEK, Wyo. -- Armed with wire cutters and chain saws, a team of volunteers spread across the LU Ranch on Thursday to remove a rusting old fence as part of an ongoing effort to improve livestock operations and wildlife habitat.

June 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Chainsaws and fence posts

Chainsaws and fence posts

A member of the Wyoming Conservation Corps takes a chainsaw to an old fence post Thursday as part of a habitat improvement project organized on the LU Ranch by the Nature Conservancy.  

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Slinging wire

Slinging wire

Park County Commissioner Loren Grosskopf slings spools of rusting barbed wire Thursday during a volunteer project on the LU Ranch organized by the Nature Conservancy.

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Rolling barbed wire

Rolling barbed wire

Volunteers roll up strands of rusting barbed wire while dismantling a fence on the LU Ranch on Thursday as part of a habitat-improvement project organized by the Nature Conservancy.

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Taking a break

Taking a break

Volunteers take a break near a pile of debris collected Thursday during a fence removal project on the LU Ranch.

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Wyoming Conservation Corps

Wyoming Conservation Corps

Members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps study a map of the 200,000-acre project area in Hot Springs County where partners have teamed up with the Nature Conservancy to improve habitat health.

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Katherine Thompson

Katherine Thompson

Katherine Thompson, northwest Wyoming program director for the Nature Conservancy, explains the collaboration between her organization, the LU Ranch and other partners who have teamed up to improve habitat across 200,000 acres.

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Former Helenan to take helm of national Wilderness Society

HELENA -- Jamie Williams, a former Helena resident, has been tapped to lead The Wilderness Society as the national organization's new president.

March 06, 2012 12:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming conservationist new Rockies director

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A conservationist from Wyoming is the new Rocky Mountain regional director for the Concord Coalition.

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Bringing back the bison: Group pushes reintroduction to Montana public lands

Bringing back the bison: Group pushes reintroduction to Montana public lands

SOUTH OF MALTA — Jim Posewitz is confident he will see a huntable herd of free-roaming, wild bison somewhere in Montana in his lifetime.

October 13, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Group touts more intensive grazing as way to increase profitability of ranches

Group touts more intensive grazing as way to increase profitability of ranches

EAST OF BROADUS — When a ranch manager starts talking about holistic grazing, does it mean that staid, stoic Eastern Montana has gone counterculture?

August 08, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Author inspired by West plans swing through area

Author inspired by West plans swing through area

A childhood trip to Yellowstone National Park and up through the Bighorn Mountains fueled a lifelong love of the West in writer Laura Bell.

July 16, 2011 4:41 pm Photos

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Survey aids land use, resource development decisions

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — In southern Wyoming, most residents know where to find the state's abundant natural resources, be it wildlife or minerals.

December 19, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…

Swiss billionaire puts $35M into Montana conservation

Philanthropist Hansjorg Wyss grew up in Switzerland and now spends the bulk of his time outside Philadelphia, but it is the wild landscapes of the Rocky Mountains where he could leave his most lasting mark.

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FWP commission OKs $14.8M land deal in Swan Valley

HELENA — The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission has approved the acquisition of 9,350 acres in the Swan Valley for $14.8 million.

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