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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Yellow cedar rejected for threatened species listing

The Interior Department has rejected an iconic Alaska tree for listing as a threatened species due to climate warming


Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list

A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Montana weighs asking Congress to lift grizzly protections

Montana lawmakers are considering a resolution to ask the state’s congressional delegation to declassify the grizzly bear as a threatened species throughout Montana.


Feds draft plan to restore grizzly bears to North Cascades

Federal officials released a draft plan this week for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades.


‘Silent extinction’: Giraffes listed as a vulnerable species after 30-year population plunge

The stately 18-foot-tall giraffe is among the animals ecologists call “charismatic megafauna,” the name for critters that elicit squeals of delight at the zoo and warm the cockles of corporate …


Judge blocks Montana logging project in Canada lynx habitat

A federal judge blocked a logging project northeast of Yellowstone National Park until federal officials analyze the effects of the project on Canada lynx that live in the area.


U.S. seeks end to Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

The federal government is proposing to lift threatened-species protections for hundreds of Yellowstone-area grizzlies, opening the door to future hunts for the fearsome bears across parts of three states for …


Preservation tactics

Researchers are setting snares in the Hughes Meadows area north of Priest Lake this month in an ongoing effort to capture grizzly bears and fit them with radio collars. As …


Deel may keep sage grouse off endangered species list

As native sage grouse enter their mating season on the sage lands of the West, a deal is being forged to perpetuate the spectacle. Hoping to keep sage grouse from …


Forest road plan aims at bear safety

Keeping people away from grizzly bears is the goal of forest plan amendments for the Idaho Panhandle, Kootenai and Lolo national forests, which will restrict motor vehicle travel into prime …


Grouse ruling challenge stymied

A judge has dealt environmentalists an early setback in their attempt to challenge the federal government’s recent decision not to grant the sage grouse threatened or endangered species status.


Judge rebuffs initial sage grouse lawsuit

A judge has dealt environmentalists an early setback in their attempt to challenge the federal government’s recent decision not to grant the sage grouse threatened or endangered species status.


Groups say they intend to sue over sage grouse

Three environmental groups say they intend to sue the Interior Department for not protecting sage grouse as an endangered or threatened species.


Energy groups relieved sage grouse won’t be listed

An Interior Department announcement Friday that it won’t list sage grouse as an endangered or threatened species opens the way for continued development of the West’s wind energy and oil …


Out & About

18 hours bags Kettle Crest Trail Four hikers recently marched the entire 45-mile length of the Kettle Crest Trail and called it a day.