Environment

Environment Wilderness migration

Wildlife wilderness migration comes alive in video mapping project

November 19, 2014

Radio collar data is superimposed, time-lapsed, on maps to show how important wilderness and other lands are to Wyoming animals.

Environment pay for wildlife

Study: Non-hunters contribute most to wildlife

November 18, 2014

While hunters generate funds for state agencies, federal lands in the West are the essential foundation

Environment wildlife

Who should pay for Wyoming’s wildlife?

November 11, 2014

Law review article proposes changes as Game and Fish looks toward deficit

Environment health implications

Study finds toxins, cancer-causing air pollution at oil, gas wells

October 30, 2014

At homes, farms near fracked sites, sample after sample reveal carcinogens, nerve toxins above federal health standards.

Environment Sally - Brad

Could federal protection mire sage grouse conservation?

October 28, 2014

If greater sage grouse are put on threatened or endangered list, some fear state support and sportsmen’s money will evaporate.

Environment elk hunt

Photographers sue to stop Grand Teton elk hunt

October 21, 2014

Action in D.C. court says elk feeding is cause of hunt that killed one grizzly bear and could kill four more.

Energy drilling

The drilling industry’s explosion problem

October 21, 2014

Deadly fires and explosions occur too often in the oil and gas industry, according to some workplace safety proponents — a particular concern as drilling …

Environment Jewell- Mead

Jewell, Mead, laud ranchers’ grouse conservation

October 15, 2014

At ceremony, Governor, Interior Secretary sign agreements with 9 ranches.

Environment elk vaccine

Widely used elk vaccine called ineffective

October 14, 2014

Game and Fish comparison shows inoculation statistically insignificant in reducing elk abortions, infection rate of brucellosis.

Environment grizzly hunters

Park hunters likely to kill more grizzlies

October 14, 2014

Review following 2012 shooting anticipates hunters will kill 6 more grizzly bears in Grand Teton, Elk Refuge.

Environment Green river

Green River dams get little support in survey

September 30, 2014

Ten smaller reservoirs eyed for decade-long construction push

Environment Yellowstone wolves

Judge spikes Wyo. wolf plan, reinstates federal protections

September 25, 2014

For now, it is illegal to kill or harass a wolf anywhere in Wyoming.

Environment pepper spray

How to react during an encounter with a grizzly bear

September 23, 2014

The following is advice from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee

Environment Bear spray

OSHA probes researcher’s death by bear as workplace fatality

September 23, 2014

Agencies, companies have different policies to protect workers in grizzly backcountry; few have written requirements mandating carrying bear pepper spray.

Environment grizzly country

How to hike safely in grizzly country

September 23, 2014

Here are recommendations from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee for hiking safely in grizzly country

Environment Mule deer migration

Group launches $2.1M drive to save mule deer migration parcel

September 18, 2014

The property at the outlet of Fremont Lake near Pinedale is a bottleneck for the longest known mule deer migration route.

Environment Rock fins

Rock fins and flinging at Raymond Mountain

September 16, 2014

The Raymond Mountain wilderness study area is not a well-known destination, making its lush drainage and wild geology enticing to those who want wilderness without …

Environment bear kills

Bear bite probably killed man; both species under review

September 16, 2014

Investigators believe they have found both grizzly and black bear hairs on the remains of a Virgin, Utah, man whose employer reported him missing last …

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Feds OK more female grizzly killing in cattle conflict zone

September 5, 2014

Conservation group says federal agencies should change grazing practices instead of increasing female grizzly kill limit.

Environment sage grouse

Conservation groups give BLM an ‘F’ for sage grouse protection

September 2, 2014

Sage grouse strategy, followed in BLM Lander plan, said to fall short of BLM scientists’ earlier recommendations.