Stories tagged: protections
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
Plans for protecting sage grouse in five Western states are being changed in ways that will conserve habitat while allowing ranchers to maintain their livelihoods, federal officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019
Canada has adopted a suite of measures intended to improve orcas’ access to food by reducing commercial and recreational fishing for chinook salmon and quieting vessel noise and disturbance that …
UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019
U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that Chris Bachman, wildlife program director at the Spokane-based Lands Council, called premature …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
A federal judge has ordered protection for salmon in the Columbia River basin from warm water temperatures that have been lethal to salmon and steelhead as the climate changes.
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018
The first public grizzly bear hunts in the Northern Rockies in almost three decades have been blocked by a U.S. judge who rejected government claims that the fearsome predators had …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
Wed., June 20, 2018
The U.S. Forest Service proposed changes Wednesday to sage grouse protections in six Western states that call for eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018
The Trump administration said Thursday there are no plans to change or reduce the scope of current U.S.-South Korean military exercises that triggered an angry reaction from North Korea and …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018
The Trump administration said Monday it is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, an action that could force nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
U.S. officials said Wednesday they’ll review the recent lifting of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears in light of a court ruling that retained protections for gray wolves in the Great …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
U.S. wildlife managers are revisiting a pending proposal to protect a rare, cold-water insect, after scientists confirmed its presence in new locations in Wyoming and Montana, officials said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
A federal wildlife official says the government will consider lifting threatened species protections for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in northwestern Montana.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
The Obama administration on Tuesday stepped up efforts to protect Puget Sound, including forming a new federal task force to identify priorities for restoring one of the nation’s largest estuaries.