Feds doubt climate change’s impact on wolverines

  THREATENED SPECIES -- The wolverine, perhaps the coolest critter you've never seen, is threatened, according to considerable research, by global warming that's likely to reduce the snow packs vital ...

TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014


Idaho considers scaling back sage grouse hunting

HUNTING -- Idaho is considering more restrictions on hunting sage grouse, including closures on south-state areas where the number of males at breeding grounds has declined more than 50 percent ...

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

First Utah condor chick confirmed

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- It’s official: a pair of California condors are raising a wild chick in Zion National Park, the first chick to be documented in Utah in the bird's ...

Idaho adopts wolverine management plan

THREATENED SPECIES -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission last week unanimously approved the nation's first state management plan for sustaining the largest member of the weasel family. The Management ...

MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

Montana closing areas to sage grouse hunting

HUNTING -- Having grown up in eastern Montana, where huge coveys of sage grouse were common sights, this is a jaw-dropper: The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a plan ...

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014

Lawsuit filed to protect lynx from Idaho traps

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit today against the governor of Idaho and other state officials to halt trapping that can harm or kill Canada lynx, one of the rarest cats ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Court asked to speed up Canada lynx recovery work

THREATENED SPECIES --  Wildlife advocates want a federal judge to force the government to move more quickly on a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx, according to this story just moved by ...


FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

Statistics to help Montana count wolves

PREDATORS -- The bottom line is that state's can't afford to continue spending millions of dollars to monitor wolf populations. There has to be an easier more affordable way. Montana ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014


Wandering wolf, OR-7, and new mate have pups

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The speculation is over on whether Oregon's famous radio-collared wandering wolf has a mate. OR-7 and its mate have produced pups, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed.  ...


MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

Montana may curtail hunting of sage grouse

HUNTING -- Here's some disturbing news from Montana, which we might have considered to be the "last best place" for sage grouse: With preliminary results from Montana’s spring surveys showing ...

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

OR-7 may have found a wolf mate

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- OR-7, a wolf originally from northeast Oregon, may have found a mate in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. In early May, ...

Endangered species issues stacking up in West

WILDLIFE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a heaping plate of critter issues to consider across the country, with some very high-profile portions centered in the West: Western states ...

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