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FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2014


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, 2014

Feds list Gunnison sage grouse threatened

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The Gunnison sage grouse will be listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. The listing was a ...

MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2014

Wildlife groups sue for wolverine protections

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Making it three-in-a-row posts on environmental lawsuits --- a coalition of advocacy groups today challenged the government’s denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, filing a ...

MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2014

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2014

Montana proposes rules to protect sage grouse

THREATENED SPECIES -- Montana is trying to head off restrictive endangered species protections for a once abundant prairie species. Montana governor announces sage grouse protection plan On Tuesday, Gov. Steve ...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

Montana offers sage grouse plan as deadline looms

THREATENED SPECIES -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse populations. With today’s executive order, Montana joins ...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

Idaho scales back sage grouse hunting season

HUNTING -- Reacting to concerns about sage grouse being headed toward endangered species status, Idaho has approved a restrictive 2014 hunting season for the once prolific prairie birds. The season ...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 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 ...

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 ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

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 ...

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

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 ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

What do you expect from a sage-land species?

USGS study finds sage grouse like undisturbed areas, quiet  A new study led by U.S. Geological Survey biologist Steve Knick has confirmed that sage grouse need undisturbed habitat and solitude ...

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010

Sage grouse habitat map released

WILDLIFE -- A breeding bird density map for the greater sage-grouse released today by the Department of Interior could be a step in controling development to help keep the prairie ...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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