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Reward Raised to $11,000 for Information on Montana Wolverine Killing
Missoula, Mont.— The Center for Biological Diversity increased the reward to $11,000 by offering an additional $5,000 for information leading to a successful prosecution in the illegal killing of a wolverine in southwest Montana.Read more.
Climate Aid: Sunday Concert in Maine to Benefit Old-Growth Forest Protection
PORTLAND, Maine— Renowned musicians, authors, poets and tribal elders will come together Sunday in Portland, Maine, to raise awareness about threats to northern Montana’s ancient Yaak Valley and support its designation as the nation’s first climate refuge. The event also will support efforts to protect all the country’s old-growth and mature forests on federal public lands from logging.Read more.
Lawsuit Aims to Protect Grizzlies, Lynx From Clearcutting Near Yellowstone National Park
MISSOULA, Mont.— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a large timber sale just outside Yellowstone National Park that would destroy habitat for grizzly bears, lynx and other embattled species.Read more.
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Grizzlies, Lynx from Clearcutting Project Near Yellowstone National Park
MISSOULA, Mont.— Conservation groups filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for approving a massive timber sale on the border of Yellowstone National Park that would destroy habitat for grizzly bears, lynx and other embattled wildlife.Read more.
Idaho Club Renews Plan to Build Housing, Marina on Trestle Creek, Threatening Imperiled Fish
SANDPOINT, Idaho— A developer has renewed plans to build luxury housing and a private marina on the shores of Idaho’s Trestle Creek with a proposal that would harm a key spawning site for threatened bull trout.Read more.
Court Scraps Massive Montana Logging Project Threatening Grizzlies, Old Forests
MISSOULA, Mont.— A federal judge late Thursday ruled in favor of conservation groups and scrapped the massive Black Ram logging project in Montana’s Kootenai National Forest. The project threatened a small and imperiled population of grizzly bears near the Montana-Canada border.Read more.
Lawsuit Launched to Challenge Massive Timber Sale in Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest
MISSOULA, Mont.— The Center for Biological filed a formal notice today of its intent to sue the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for approving a massive timber sale in Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest. The proposed logging project is in the heart of the Bitterroots and in important habitat for both bull trout and grizzly bears, two species protected as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.Read more.
Lawsuit Launched Challenging Montana’s Wolf Trapping Program
HELENA, Mont.— The Center for Biological Diversity notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today of its intent to sue over the permitting of a Montana wolf pelt export program that may harm endangered Canada lynx.Read more.
Idaho, Wyoming Urged to Require Bear Identification Course for Black Bear Hunters
JACKSON, Wyo.— Nine conservation organizations sent letters today urging the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Idaho Department of Fish and Game to require black bear hunters to take a bear identification course before getting a hunting license. Hunters continue to kill grizzlies, claiming they thought they were black bears.Read more.