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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.

December 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Conserve habitat now instead of politicizing sage grouse

Guest opinion: Conserve habitat now instead of politicizing sage grouse

The forthcoming decision on listing the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act has sparked controversy, fear and anger among Westerners. As expected, legislators are politicizing the issue — and not necessarily for the greater good.

June 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Economy, environment at stake in fate of endangered sage grouse

Economy, environment at stake in fate of endangered sage grouse

ALDER — Major economic and environmental implications hang in the balance this week when an advisory council will meet to finalize Montana’s plan for protecting the sage grouse.

January 12, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Protect sage grouse without killing Montana's economy

Gov. Steve Bullock has taken on a tough task: developing a greater sage grouse habitat policy that won’t harm Montana’s economy. His plan must be in place before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decides in 2015 if the bird should be listed as threatened or endangered under the U.S. Endange…

January 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Feds to boost ailing ferrets across Great Plains

Feds to boost ailing ferrets across Great Plains

Snatched from the brink of extinction more than 30 years ago, black-footed ferrets have struggled to maintain their toehold across the Great Plains as disease and agriculture have taken a heavy toll.

December 23, 2013 4:48 pm Related Loading…
Decision on wolverine protections delayed

Decision on wolverine protections delayed

Federal wildlife officials have delayed until next summer a decision on whether wolverines should receive more federal protections.

December 17, 2013 3:39 pmLoading…
Protesters object to ending gray wolf protection

Protesters object to ending gray wolf protection

DENVER — Protesters are coming out in force after federal authorities in charge of saving wolves from extinction made their case to end protection of gray wolves.

November 20, 2013 8:31 amLoading…

Wyoming refuge may open for hunting

LARAMIE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to allow hunting on the Cokeville-Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in western Wyoming.

September 26, 2013 10:38 amLoading…

Ups and Downs

Dollars for driving. Yellowstone County will receive a $250,000 Coal Board grant to pay part of the cost of improving part of 21 Mile Road, which was damaged in the construction and high traffic generated by the Bull Mountain Coal Mine. The grant is less than the $350,000 the county request…

June 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
BLM energy leasing decision prompts lawsuit threat

BLM energy leasing decision prompts lawsuit threat

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Seven conservation groups have notified the Bureau of Land Management they plan to sue the agency for making more than 1,200 square miles available for potential oil shale and tar sands leasing in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

May 29, 2013 3:02 pmLoading…

Wyoming inmate sues again over eagle feathers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming inmate is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming agency officials improperly delayed for years sending him eagle feathers he needed for Native American religious purposes.

May 24, 2013 5:39 pmLoading…
Court: Dual lawsuits will proceed over Wyoming wolves

Court: Dual lawsuits will proceed over Wyoming wolves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A recent ruling by a federal judge means that two parallel lawsuits will continue to run in Cheyenne and Washington, D.C., over environmental groups' challenges to the federal government's transfer of wolf management to the state of Wyoming, lawyers say.

April 23, 2013 4:22 pm Photos

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Western environmentalists oppose wolf delisting

Western environmentalists oppose wolf delisting

CHEYENNE — Western environmental groups say they're alarmed that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a plan to end federal protections for gray wolves in vast areas where the animals no longer exist.

March 26, 2013 3:05 pm Photos

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Feds sentence 12 for illegally trafficking birds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Twelve people in South Dakota and Montana have been sentenced for trafficking federally protected migratory birds after a two-year investigation, federal officials announced Tuesday.

February 12, 2013 11:32 amLoading…

Judge transfers wolf case to Wyoming from Colorado

CHEYENNE — A lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups challenging the federal government's decision to transfer wolf management to the state of Wyoming should be heard in the state, a federal judge has ruled.

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Wildlife biologist says South Dakota black-footed ferrets could be wild

Wildlife biologist says South Dakota black-footed ferrets could be wild

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A species of ferrets once thought to be extinct has been seen outside of special management areas in South Dakota, sparking hope in some biologists that a new wild colony of black-footed ferrets has been discovered.

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Groups: create wolf buffer zone around Yellowstone

Groups: create wolf buffer zone around Yellowstone

CHEYENNE — A conservation group is calling on state and federal officials to create no-shooting zones around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks to reduce the killing of wolves.

December 19, 2012 6:30 pmLoading…
Feds, Shoshone Tribe oppose N. Arapaho on eagles

Feds, Shoshone Tribe oppose N. Arapaho on eagles

CHEYENNE — A federal agency and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe are urging a federal judge not to reconsider his recent ruling banning Northern Arapahos from killing bald eagles on the central Wyoming reservation the two tribes share.

December 18, 2012 3:03 pmLoading…

Elk harvest down at National Elk Refuge

JACKSON, Wyo. — Hunters reported killing fewer than half the typical number of elk at the National Elk Refuge near Jackson this year.

December 18, 2012 11:35 amLoading…

Wyoming tribe asks judge to reconsider eagle case

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming Indian tribe is asking a federal judge to reconsider a recent ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly in prohibiting the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on its central Wyoming reservation.

November 28, 2012 5:16 pmLoading…

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