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More Buffalo Shipped to Slaughter Leaving Stephens Creek Bison Trap Empty.
Death Count Passes 400-

News Release

Contact:
Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign, 406-646-0071, bfc-media@wildrockies.org
Mike Mease, Buffalo Field Campaign, 406-646-0071, mease@wildrockies.org

Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner Basin, Montana. Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) patrols reported this […]

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Second rupture under Yellowstone River in four years makes Keystone look more ominous-

There has been a massive rupture of the Poplar oil pipeline under the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana. This is about a hundred miles upstream from the North Dakota border and the Yellowstone’s confluence with the Missouri River.

The pipeline lay buried […]

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Press release

 

Contact:
Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign, 406-640-0109, bfc-media@wildrockies.org

 

Yellowstone National Park. Gardiner Basin, MT.  Since Wednesday an estimated 200 of America’s last wild, migratory buffalo have been crammed into tribal stock trailers at Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek bison trap.  The bison have been […]

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Yes, it looks like pneumonia. It usually is. 
It comes from domestic sheep most of the time.

On December 15, Ken Cole reported in the News, “Bighorn Sheep Near the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park are Dying from Pneumonia.”

Well, it continues. Now Brett French reports in the Missoulian […]

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Shocking public opinion poll on bison in Montana-

A random sample survey of 500 Montana registered voters just released shows that Montanans strongly support free roaming bison on some public lands in the state outside of Yellowstone Park, where they are essentially confined in a legal sense and subject to frequent mass cullings. Folks in […]

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About the politics of wolf reintroduction in the Northern Rockies-

Jim Yuskavitch begins his book with the story of wolf B45, the first Idaho wolf to venture into Oregon. She (B45) was a first generation offspring of the wolves brought down from British Columbia for release in Idaho in 1996. Most of his examples and descriptions […]

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Bighorn sheep near the northern entrance of Yellowstone National Park are dying from pneumonia. Pneumonia outbreaks in bighorn sheep are often associated with contact with domestic sheep or goats which carry many pathogens that cause pneumonia in bighorn sheep but do not affect domestic sheep or goats.

According to a press release by Montana […]

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Doom and gloom hardly justified this year-

Grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone (GYE) and the Northern Continental Divide ecosystems (NCDE) had a very good year in 2014 when we consider bear mortality.

In the GYE there were only 25 confirmed dead grizzlies. In 2013 there were 29 and in 2012 there were 59!  In […]

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Rare Fish Still Threatened by Massive Water Diversions from Big Hole River

BUTTE, Mont.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Western Watersheds Project, Butte resident Pat Munday and former Montana fishing guide George Wuerthner today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s latest decision to deny protection […]

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This August the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) reversed an earlier 2010 ruling that Arctic Grayling in the Upper Missouri River system of Montana were endangered (but precluded from listing under the Endangered Species Act due to higher priority species).

Instead the Service decided that as a result of cooperative efforts by ranchers in […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey