Grazing was suspended in 2013 following previous lawsuits by environmental groups contending the areas contain key wildlife habitat that is a corridor for grizzly bears between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.
The move came as North American bird numbers have plummeted drastically in recent decades.
The wind blows, the sagebrush shakes, and a flock of studied domestic sheep bleats along the trail, munching native plants — a peaceful, pastoral scene.
The U.S. Forest Service issued a draft approval of an oil and gas exploration project in the Tendoy Mountains in southwest Montana near Lima in May, stamping the project’s Environmental Assessment with a Finding of No Significant Impact.
An environmental group has filed a legal petition to limit stormwater pollution in Gallatin County in an effort to protect water quality amid rapid development.
A Mexican-based company’s proposal to explore for gypsum along the base of the Pryor Mountains, if approved, could threaten a rare plant species — the thick-leaf bladder pod.
Two conservation groups are attempting to raise $500,000 by June to help pay for modifying and building new quarantine pens near Yellowstone National Park so more bison can be transferred to tribes and avoid slaughter.
For 100 years, rancher Nick Hillman’s family has run cattle in the Centennial Mountains as miners came, looked and left. Now, a Canadian company is touting the nearby mountains along the Montana border as a world-class gold prospect.
The Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in a recent moose poaching incident south of Lewistown.
A Park County District Court judge’s 2019 decision that halted a Canadian mining firm from exploratory drilling north of Yellowstone National Park was in error and should be reversed.
In what seems to be a never-ending debate, regulating angler use on one of the busiest rivers in Montana has prompted two new proposals.
The state of Washington on Thursday authorized the killing of an endangered wolf in a second pack because of repeated attacks on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state.
Citing a need to provide more habitat for sage grouse along the Beartooth Front, as well as to protect historic native rock art in Weatherman Draw, the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to remove juniper trees from about 500 acres.
The Senate voted 73-25 to pass the bill that fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million annually and removes it from the annual appropriation process.
Accusing the Bureau of Land Management of bowing to corporate oil and gas interests in its proposed resource plan for the Lewistown region, the Montana Wilderness Association announced on Thursday its plans to fight back.
Touting a new land management designation aimed at hunters, the Bureau of Land Management unveiled its Lewistown Resource Management Plan last week.
The Montana Public Service Commission has agreed to keep from public view Colstrip Power Plant details that the state’s largest monopoly utility had asked be kept confidential.
The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in documents filed Friday say the decision to allow using bait to attract bears should continue to be made by the states.
SPOKANE — A lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to prevent the state of Washington from killing more wolves from a pack that is preying on cattle.
Two Montana programs aimed at securing public access to landlocked state and federal acreage have garnered little interest.
BOZEMAN — After a quick fundraising effort, a conversation group has written a check to stop a logging project south of Bozeman.
The U.S. Forest Service has increasingly put roads into inventoried roadless areas in Montana and Idaho, according to conservation groups who argue the practice threatens wildlife and rare habitat.