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Guest opinion: No grass roots in plots to take over Montana's public lands

Over the last few months, some Montana legislators have been ginning up attention to the idea that national forests and other public lands should be taken away from the federal government and transferred to state or local governments. Proponents of these schemes offer legal-sounding rhetoric…

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Montana: Feds plan to delist some grizzlies

Montana: Feds plan to delist some grizzlies

HELENA — The head of Montana’s wildlife agency said Thursday federal officials will seek to lift federal protections from some threatened grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies in the next two years.

May 15, 2014 2:09 pmLoading…

Out There: Best predictor of foul weather? Memorial Day plans

Want to ensure May showers? Just pitch a tent over Memorial Day weekend almost anywhere in the Northern Rockies.

May 26, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Decision on wolf protections in Lower 48 states delayed

Decision on wolf protections in Lower 48 states delayed

Federal wildlife officials are postponing a much-anticipated decision on whether to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states.

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Dry winter, warming trend foretell wildfire danger

Dry winter, warming trend foretell wildfire danger

BOISE, Idaho — Two small but unseasonably early fires burning in northern California's wine country and another wind-whipped blaze farther south likely are a harbinger of a nasty summer fire season across the West.

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Northern Rockies see sharp drop in wolves

Northern Rockies see sharp drop in wolves

Aggressive gray wolf hunting and trapping took a toll in much of the Northern Rockies last year as the predator's population saw its most significant decline since being reintroduced to the region two decades ago.

April 12, 2013 10:44 amLoading…
Fra Dana's struggles, triumphs in West

Fra Dana's struggles, triumphs in West

“Fra Dana: American Impressionist in the Rockies” is a new contribution to the growing body of research on regional artists. An accomplished painter whose active period was brief, Fra Dana (1874-1948) has long deserved the attention that Valerie Hedquist and Sue Hart at last provide. Dana is…

September 02, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…

Federal government ending protections for wolves in Wyoming

CHEYENNE — The federal government will end its protections for wolves in Wyoming, where the species was introduced two decades ago to revive it from near extinction in the United States.

August 31, 2012 11:30 amLoading…

Forest Service study: No 'magic number' to protect endangered animals

MISSOULA — One of the biggest arguments left unresolved by last year's wolf lawsuit was the most obvious: How many wolves are enough?

May 21, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…
Study: Hunt would halve Montana wolf population

Study: Hunt would halve Montana wolf population

A scientific study released Wednesday said a proposed hunt for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies would cut the endangered species’ population in Montana by roughly half during a single season.

September 29, 2010 6:00 pm Photos

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Despite hunts, wolves hold steady in Northern Rockies

Despite hunts, wolves hold steady in Northern Rockies

A new tally of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies shows the population held steady across the region in 2009. That ends more than a decade of expansion for the predators but also shows their resilience in the face of new hunting seasons in Montana and Idaho.

January 28, 2010 6:40 pmLoading…

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