U.s. Department Of Interior
HELENA — The U.S. government has made offers worth a total of $298 million to nearly 4,000 landowners on the Crow Indian reservation to buy their fractionated parcels and turn them over to the tribe.
Room to roam. With the bison population inside Yellowstone Park topping 4,600, the U.S. Department of Interior released a report identifying 20 possible bison relocation sites on federal lands in 10 states. However, it will be at least five years before any Yellowstone bison can be relocate…
Leaders of two Montana Indian reservations finalized agreements with the federal government Thursday under a program to buy and consolidate Native American property now split between numerous owners, so tribes can put it to more productive use.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a new method to estimate grizzly bear population size which they believe will produce higher numbers which in turn will make it easier to justify removing the grizzly from the Endangered Species Act listing.
GILLETTE — A Wyoming energy company is being fined for not filing reports on oil-and-gas operations on time.
CHEYENNE — Wyoming's Attorney General's Office has determined that the state has no legal basis to challenge recent federal action cutting more than $50 million in mineral payments to the state, Gov. Matt Mead said Friday.
HELENA — The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting $2.5 million in federal mineral payments to Montana over the next five months.
Lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday to review whether companies are shortchanging federal and state governments out of millions of dollars in royalties on coal exported to foreign markets.
CASPER, Wyo. — The past few decades may well have been a geologic eon for pipeline evolution.
Crow tribal leaders, the state of Montana and the U.S. Department of Interior signed an agreement Friday that aims to resolve longstanding grievances over shortages of water for drinking and crops on the tribe's arid reservation.
Architects in Utah have designed a five-story brick building for the new $30 million federal office building to be built under the Rimrocks north of downtown Billings.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer is holding trout eggs hostage in disputes with the U.S. Department of Interior.
HELENA -- The federal government is investigating an alleged fraud scheme in which people handed over their savings to invest in what they believed was an oil and gas development project on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
Once again we face the prospect of removing Wyoming's wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act and turning wolf management over to the state of Wyoming. Our governor recently made a "deal" with the U.S. Department of Interior's U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service that paves the w…
HELENA — Montana officials on Friday approved the relocation of 68 quarantined bison from Yellowstone National Park to two Indian reservations amid intense debate over whether the animal that once populated the American West has a place on today's landscape.
BOISE, Idaho — Environmentalists have asked a federal appeals court for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunts scheduled to start in a few weeks in Idaho and Montana.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming ranchers and hunters fed up with wolves attacking livestock and other wildlife would be able to shoot the predators on sight in most of the state under a tentative agreement state and federal officials announced Wednesday.
Passions run high when the topic is the potential for establishing a huntable population of free-ranging plains bison in Montana. There is much at stake in this issue being proposed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Department of Interior and others.
Wyoming officials expressed skepticism Friday that a new agreement to lift federal protection for wolves in Montana and Idaho would also lead to delisting of the animals in the Cowboy State.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The contenders in the Wyoming gubernatorial primary election say they support the state's strategy to protect key sage grouse habitat and would continue the effort, possibly with revisions, if elected.