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Will Wolverines be Listed Under Endangered Species Act?

November 21, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

The fate of the wolverine lies in the hands of the federal government
The U.S.  Fish and Wildlife Service will make a determination about listing Lower 48 wolverines by Nov. 27
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Montana unveils first wolf management plan update in 20 years

November 16, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

 The Montana Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Plan reflects changes in the wolf population over the past two decades
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission reduced this year’s quota from 450 to 313 wolves following slight population decreases since 2020.
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Yellowstone, Montana Officials Disagree on Bison Management

November 13, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

As it turns out, bison don't know where invisible borders exist
Montana and Yellowstone National Park have disagreed for years about how to manage Yellowstone bison. Those tensions recently ratcheted up.
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Wildland Firefighters: Slash and Burn?

November 9, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

On November 17, federal wildland firefighters face a fiscal pay cliff, which could be "calamitous" for America's forests
As wildfires rage hotter and spread faster, federal wildland firefighters are facing a fiscal pay cliff on Nov. 17, and with it a potential 50 percent slash in workforce. 
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Ecosystem Engineers: Wyoming Beavers Deployed to Repair Wetlands

November 2, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

Beavers  are expert dam builders, and their industrious behavior helps repair eroded streambeds by trapping sediments and slowly raising water levels
In Wyoming, land managers are relocating ‘nuisance’ beavers to enhance riparian areas. Their dams can even curb wildfires.
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Are Humans Killing More Grizzlies?

October 31, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

More humans are pouring into Greater Yellowstone, and diminishing food sources aren't helping grizzly-human conflicts
Since August, five Greater Yellowstone grizzlies have been killed by hunters and anglers in self-defense. Why?
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