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Grizzly bear attacks, kills camper in western Montana

A grizzly bear attacked and killed a person who was camping in western Montana early Tuesday, after previously wandering into the area where the person was camping, the Powell County sheriff said.

Grizzly biologists release Bitterroot studies

Volunteer grizzly bear advocates have produced several new research studies contending that the Bitterroot Mountains along the Montana-Idaho border have strong potential for recovering the threatened species.

Biden nominee for public lands boss hits GOP opposition

President Joe Biden's nominee to oversee vast expanses of public land in the U.S. West was criticized Tuesday by Republicans Tuesday over her past involvement in partisan politics as a longtime Democratic aide and environmentalist.

New wolf killing laws prompt push to revive U.S. protections

 Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republicans-backed laws in Idaho and Montana made it much easier to kill the predators.

Montana’s wildlife agency pulls back on science work

Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks plans to shift its research program toward short-term, in-house efforts after a decade of ambitious work helped make it a world-renowned scientific contributor.

Fire officials aim to douse blazes fast, avoid megafires

U.S. officials said Thursday they will try to stamp out wildfires as quickly as possible this year as severe drought tightens its grip across the West and sets the stage for another destructive summer of blazes.

US tribe shares vaccine with relatives, neighbors in Canada

On a cloudy spring day, hundreds lined up in their cars on the Canadian side of the border crossing that separates Alberta and Montana. They had driven for hours and camped out in their vehicles in hopes of receiving the season’s hottest commodity — a COVID-19 vaccine — from a Native American tribe that was giving out its excess doses.

U.S. marks slowest population growth since the Depression

America's population growth has declined to its slowest rate since the Great Depression, the Census Bureau said Monday, while the nation's political center of gravity keeps shifting further to the Republican-led South and West. Texas, Florida and other Sun Belt states are gaining congressional seats as chillier climes like New York and Ohio lose them.

Biden taps Montana environmentalist for U.S. public lands boss

President Joe Biden has nominated a longtime environmental advocate and Democratic aide to oversee the vast expanses of federally owned land in Western states — the latest political appointment raising concerns among Republicans as Biden moves to curtail energy production from public reserves.