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  • Budget rider gives states wolf control

    Gray wolves in most of the Northern Rockies will be removed from the endangered species list under a policy rider attached to Congress’ budget bill. The rider returns wolf management …


  • Oregon sage grouse map to help steer development

    A new map illustrating key sage grouse breeding habitat across the West is designed to help land managers make decisions about where to allow developments like wind power facilities or …


  • Judge hears wolf appeal

    MISSOULA – A federal judge heard arguments Tuesday on whether gray wolves in Montana and Idaho should be protected once more under the Endangered Species Act. Wildlife advocates sued the …


  • Judge hears arguments in federal wolf case

    A federal judge heard arguments today on whether gray wolves in Montana and Idaho should be protected once more under the Endangered Species Act and whether those states can ensure …


  • Judge to hear arguments in wolf delisting lawsuit

    A federal judge in Missoula will hear oral arguments on June 15 on whether gray wolves in Montana and Idaho should be removed from the list of federally protected species.


  • Protections denied for mountain-dwelling pika

    Climate change might be hurting some populations of the American pika, a relative of the rabbit, but not enough to warrant endangered species protection for the tiny mountain-dwelling animal, according …


  • Feds propose expanding Bush’s bull trout habitat

    In another reversal of Bush administration Endangered Species Act policy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to expand habitat protections for the bull trout, a fish that stands in …


  • Agency says 29 species may need federal protection

    Twenty-nine species in more than 20 states — from a rare beach-dwelling plant in Yellowstone National Park to a caddis fly in Nebraska — may need federal protections to avoid …


  • Delisting of wolves will face legal fight

    The federal government’s decision to take gray wolves in the Northern Rockies off the Endangered Species List is headed for court. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday formally …


  • Idaho readies for hunt as feds drop wolves from endangered list

    Idaho is preparing for its first public wolf hunt in decades, following Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision Friday to remove the elusive predator from the endangered-species list in the Northern …


  • Obama restores requirement in wildlife cases

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama overrode the Bush administration Tuesday on a key step in administering the Endangered Species Act, restoring a requirement that federal agencies consult with experts on …


  • Bull trout remain threatened

    Bull trout, a native fish that’s extremely sensitive to changes in water quality, will retain its “threatened” status under the Endangered Species Act, federal officials announced Tuesday. Over the next …


  • Wolverines don’t warrant protection, wildlife service says

    Wolverines do not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act, but the federal government will support conservation measures across their native range, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday. …


  • Court rejects administration salmon plan

    A federal judge in Portland was right to reject the government’s plan for operating Columbia and Snake River dams that could push some runs of salmon closer to extinction, an …

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