United States Fish And Wildlife Service
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.
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.
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…
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.
Federal wildlife officials have delayed until next summer a decision on whether wolverines should receive more federal protections.
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.
LARAMIE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to allow hunting on the Cokeville-Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in western Wyoming.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Hunters reported killing fewer than half the typical number of elk at the National Elk Refuge near Jackson this year.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced an endangered-status review of Preble's meadow jumping mouse, a mammal that has for years been the center of debate in Wyoming and Colorado.