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…
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.
Want to ensure May showers? Just pitch a tent over Memorial Day weekend almost anywhere in the Northern Rockies.
Federal wildlife officials are postponing a much-anticipated decision on whether to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states.
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.
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.
“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…
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.
MISSOULA — One of the biggest arguments left unresolved by last year's wolf lawsuit was the most obvious: How many wolves are enough?
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.
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.