WildEarth Guardians Scores Big Protections for Wildlife in Montana
Agreement with USDA’s Wildlife Services curbs killing of grizzles, wolves, other native wildlife
Sarah McMillan, WildEarth Guardians, (406) 549-3895, SMcMillan@wildearthguardians.org
Missoula, Montana—In a major win for Montana’s wildlife, WildEarth Guardians settled its lawsuit against USDA’s Wildlife Services (“Wildlife Services”) today, after the federal program agreed to severely curtail its […]Continue Reading →
47% of Animals Caught by Idaho Wolf Trappers Are Non-Target Species.
A new public records request to Idaho Department of Fish and Game reveals that Idaho wolf trappers are capturing nearly as many non-target species as they are capturing wolves. 47% of the species captured between the 2012/2013 to 2018/2019 trapping seasons, including rare fishers, wolverine, […]Continue Reading →
By Stephany Seay, Darrell Geist, and Ken Cole
A female buffalo separated from her family group who will all be killed, is held in a sorting pen at Yellowstone’s Stephens Creek buffalo trap, where she waits before being loaded onto a stock trailer that will take her to the slaughter […]Continue Reading →
‘Carbon Curtain’ exposes suppression of science at a state university
By Erik Molvar, Executive Director, Western Watersheds Project
While Trump administration issues directives banning discourse on climate change and muzzles scientists in federal agencies, the fossil fuel industry may have an even tighter stranglehold over state institutions. In his new exposé of industry meddling in higher education, Behind the Carbon Curtain (slated for an April […]Continue Reading →
Press Release: Chronic Wasting Disease now in 21 of 23 Wyoming counties
Below is a press release of interest to our readers.
Jackson, Wyoming: Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently reported that the deadly Chronic Wasting Disease was detected in a female mule deer found dead near the Pinedale airport, about eight miles southwest of the Fall Creek feedground.
This is the first case of CWD found […]Continue Reading →
USDA Wildlife Services M-44 Cyanide Device Sprays Boy and Kills Family Dog
USDA Wildlife Services issued a statement that doesn’t acknowledge that a child was injured.
The East Idaho News is reporting that a boy and a 3-year-old lab encountered an M-44 cyanide device on a ridge near Pocatello, Idaho on Thursday. The dog was killed by the device and the boy was covered with the […]Continue Reading →
Leaked Memo Silences Department of Interior
A memo leaked today orders all of the bureaus of the Department of Interior, which includes the Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Indian Affairs, and others, to clear nearly every decision or correspondence with the Office of the Executive Secretariat […]Continue Reading →
Grazing Provisions in Bishop’s Utah Public Lands Bill Are Poison Pills
By Jonathan Ratner, Wyoming Director, Western Watersheds Project
Representative Rob Bishop’s Utah Public Lands bill isn’t just a bad deal for Utahns who want to see Bears Ears protected as a national monument, but it’s also a terrible bill for public lands in general. Included in the sweeping language is binding provisions that would […]Continue Reading →
Soda Fire Recovery Not Going as Well as Portrayed in the Media
Last week a Associated Press article proclaimed that the rehabilitation taking place after the Soda Fire, which burned 225,953 acres along highway 95 on the Oregon/Idaho border in August, was going well. Not so fast. According to a report from Roger Rosentreter, a retired PhD botanist who worked for the BLM for 38 years, things aren’t going […]Continue Reading →
Cattle Grazing Increases Raven Populations that Prey on Sage grouse.
An important study released today concludes that the presence of cattle in important sage grouse habitats increases the number of ravens that prey on sage grouse and their nests by 45.8% in the Curlew Valley of southeast Idaho. The study found that anthropogenic subsidies were increased in areas where livestock grazing occurred and raven populations […]Continue Reading →
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