Stories tagged: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Thu., July 11, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
The public comment period on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposal to delist gray wolves will close, Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Prosecutors in central Oregon have accused the head of the Washington state office for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of touching and exposing himself to an employee over the summer.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant and said he did not trust the federal government’s assurances that …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 2:19 p.m.
A tiny fish found only in remote waters in southern Oregon has been recommended to be removed from the federal endangered species list.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts of African elephants shot for sport, contending that enabling wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
A national environmental organization has filed notice that it will sue the federal government over its rejection of Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Issued under cover of darkness by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, Director’s Order 219 places an immediate ban on the use of traditional ammunition in national parks, …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
As the Arctic warms faster than any other place on the planet and sea ice declines, there is only one sure way to save polar bears from extinction, the government …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
U.S. wildlife officials are seeking public comment on a proposal to protect snow-loving wolverines as a threatened species.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
The first tribal eagle aviary in the Northwest is opening on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation, which will allow the tribe to keep captive bald and golden eagles and collect …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
For the first time in the United States, bees have been placed on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday determined that seven species of …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is destroying half a million hatchery trout because of disease concerns.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 6:17 a.m.
Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won’t be snuffed out …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 4 p.m.
The Obama administration has abandoned its effort to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, drawing cheers Wednesday from lawmakers who had fought the designation but skepticism about …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Montana wildlife officials have released draft regulations for grizzly bear hunting in anticipation of the bears’ possible removal from the endangered species list.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s plan to recover threatened bull trout.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
The nation’s first and only grizzly bear recovery coordinator is stepping down after 35 years, saying the threatened species has recovered enough for him to retire.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Two sea turtles that landed sickly and malnourished on shores far beyond their normal living range have been flown aboard a U.S. Coast Guard plane from Seattle to San Diego …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against giving federal protections to a weasel-like critter called the West Coast fisher, saying threats to the species weren’t as significant as …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
A federal judge says the Obama administration brushed over the threat of climate change to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator also known as the …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Rewards of $10,000 are being offered for information leading to arrests and convictions in the killing last fall of a grizzly bear in Bonner County.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
A captive breeding program that once included every living California condor has passed a key milestone in helping North America’s largest bird return to the wild.
Thu., Oct. 22, 2015
European folklore influences how we think about wildlife. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program distinguishes myth from fact for six Halloween creatures.
Wed., Sept. 16, 2015, 3:46 p.m.
A Coeur d’Alene tribal member was sentenced to three years probation and 300 hours of community service this week for killing eagles and other protected birds, a violation of federal …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is stepping up efforts to save the last wild caribou herd in the Lower 48 states. The tribe has contracted with the U.S. Fish and …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
A 2-year-old male grizzly bear threatening a North Idaho family was shot and ultimately killed on Tuesday. Now Barbara Casey, who shot the bear, is worried she’s in trouble for …
Tue., June 2, 2015
Bull trout, whose presence is associated with pristine mountain lakes and streams, should soon have a federal recovery plan. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is under a court-ordered deadline …
Wed., March 25, 2015
A federal judge on Monday ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider a decision that reduced critical habitat for the South Selkirk caribou herd by 90 percent. Six …
Thu., Dec. 18, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
An advocacy group has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reintroduce grizzly bears into the Selway-Bitterroot area of Idaho and Montana.
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014, 2:26 p.m.
A coalition of advocacy groups on Monday challenged the government’s denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, arguing in a lawsuit that officials disregarded evidence a warming climate will …