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Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

The sun rises over the prairie early Saturday morning, April 12, 2014 near the Rattlesnake Range in southwest Natrona County. (Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune)

December 17, 2014 6:10 pm
Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

A male sage grouse struts at dawn Thursday, April 10, 2014 on a lek near the base of the Rattlesnake Range in southwest Natrona County. (Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune)

December 17, 2014 6:11 pm
Guest opinion: Challenge, opportunity in sage grouse management

Guest opinion: Challenge, opportunity in sage grouse management

One of the most challenging and politically contentious issues in the West is also one of our greatest opportunities and an important investment for our future.

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Spending bill delays protections for sage grouse

Spending bill delays protections for sage grouse

BILLINGS — A legislative rider in Congress’ $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for a wide-ranging Western bird that’s been on a collision course with the oil and gas industry.

December 10, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Grouse by night: Research precedes huge wind farm

Grouse by night: Research precedes huge wind farm

SARATOGA, Wyo. — Research at the biggest wind farm project being developed in the U.S. right now seeks to help a chicken-size bird that, within a year, could be listed as a threatened or endangered species.

December 04, 2014 10:23 am Related Loading…
Sage grouse fate shaping energy development in West

Sage grouse fate shaping energy development in West

SARATOGA, Wyo.— Efforts to conserve a struggling species of grouse that ranges across the Western U.S. are having far-reaching effects on the region's energy industry as the Obama administration decides whether the bird needs more protections.

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Hunting reveals good year for Wyoming sage grouse

Hunting reveals good year for Wyoming sage grouse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State biologists in Wyoming say hunting is helping the greater sage grouse by providing critical data about the birds' numbers.

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Group urges BLM director to act quickly, be transparent on sage grouse plan

Group urges BLM director to act quickly, be transparent on sage grouse plan

When she heard her photo had shown up on a flier in Billings mailboxes and on an interstate billboard this weekend, Jamie Connell was perplexed.

November 18, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Mike Bowman and John Gibson meet with Jamie Connell

Mike Bowman and John Gibson meet with Jamie Connell

Mike Bowman, left, from the Western Values Project, and John Gibson, from the Public Land/Water Access Association, meet with Jamie Connell, director of the Montana/Dakotas Bureau of Land Management, to discuss plans for greater sage grouse management on Tuesday.

November 18, 2014 2:32 pmLoading…
Agriculture groups see benefits to Republican Senate majority

Agriculture groups see benefits to Republican Senate majority

Montana farm and ranch groups will appeal to a Republican U.S. Senate to turn back federal land and environmental laws challenging their industry, representatives said this week.

November 13, 2014 4:52 pmLoading…
Sage grouse

Sage grouse

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Sage grouse talk Oct. 30 in Bighorn, Wyo.

Sage grouse talk Oct. 30 in Bighorn, Wyo.

Wildlife biologist Erik Molvar will talk about the preservation of the greater sage-grouse, and discuss efforts to improve protections for the birds on public lands in Wyoming, during a talk on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at the The Brinton Museum in Bighorn, Wyo.

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Feds announce sage grouse deal

PINEDALE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hailed an agreement with nine Wyoming landowners as a milestone in national sage grouse conservation efforts at a ceremony Wednesday, saying the move could prevent the bird from being listed under the Endangered Species Act.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Pictures capture sage grouse marching east through underpass

Pictures capture sage grouse marching east through underpass

CASPER, Wyo. — Hundreds of sage grouse appear to be walking east under an interstate underpass originally intended for mule deer and pronghorns.

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Wyoming Infrastructure Authority opens 2-day conference in Jackson

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority opens a two-day conference in Jackson Tuesday, when a series of speakers will address coal exports, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on power plants and sage grouse, among other topics.

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Grouse

Grouse

A male sage grouse struts at sunrise in hopes of attracting a mate on April 12 on a lek near the base of the Rattlesnake Range in southwest Natrona County.

October 03, 2014 5:58 pm
Male grouse

Male grouse

A male sage grouse struts at sunrise in hopes of attracting a mate on a lek near the base of the Rattlesnake Range in southwest Natrona County. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday offered a plan to head off federal intervention for the bird.

September 09, 2014 4:32 pm
Montana offers sage grouse plan as deadline looms

Montana offers sage grouse plan as deadline looms

Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse numbers, bringing Montana into step with other states across the West rushing to head off federal intervention for the ground-dwelling bird.

September 09, 2014 10:13 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Science has to govern sage grouse debate

Of the primary threat to sage grouse, let us be clear what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has always said: It's all about habitat.

August 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Wyomingites asked to report dead sage grouse

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are asking Wyomingites to report dead sage grouse so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus.

July 24, 2014 7:00 amLoading…

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