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.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to establish emergency haying and grazing leases on portions of 14 Wildlife Management Areas in the state.
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 Bureau of Land Management has extended the comment period from 60 to 90 days for its draft EA and FONSI for a bison grazing proposal on lands leased by American Prairie Reserve in Phillips County.
BILLINGS — A federal judge on Friday sided with conservation groups who said allowing domestic sheep to graze in a mountain range along the Idaho-Montana border as part of a government agriculture program could harm grizzly bears and other wildlife.
Across an expansive area spread from the Judith River east to the Judith Mountains, the Bureau of Land Management has assessed the condition of its lands with an eye to improving the habitat.
While the logger or firefighter might seem the typical character of the U.S. Forest Service world, ranchers play a noticeable role too.
Multi-species grazing can improve pasture production, diversity and sustainability.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Conservationists worried that continued livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest could endanger grizzly bears are preparing to sue the U.S. government.
In an attempt to soothe local discontent, the group behind a move to create the largest nature reserve in the continental United States has modified its proposal to expand bison grazing on federal lands in northeastern Montana.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A man reaches over a railing to pet a bison on the head in yet another example of dangerous behavior by visitors to Yellowstone National Park.
A judge says he won't block sheep grazing in a mountain range on the Idaho-Montana border despite worries by wildlife advocates that federally-protected grizzly bears could be harmed.
Bison got a cold reception from the Montana agricultural community during two hearings at the Legislature on Thursday.
HELENA — The 66th Montana Legislature is at its halfway mark and that means that any general bills that did not make it through their first ho…
A resolution requesting that the American Prairie Reserve’s federal grazing permits not be changed passed out of committee on a party-line vote Tuesday.
Changes to grazing allotments on Bureau of Land Management property in north-central Montana that have been requested by the nonprofit American Prairie Reserve for its bison herd have taken another step forward.
The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is accepting applications for mini-grants and demonstration projects for 2019.
Disease-free male bison quarantined in Yellowstone National Park could be shipped to the Fort Peck Reservation as early as November or December.
ELKO, Nev. — Federal land managers have designated 11 demonstration projects in six Western states in a bid to create more flexibility for grazing livestock on public range.
In the thick forests of the Colville National Forest and wild mountains of northeast Washington, where the majority of the state’s wolves live, the controversial animals are starting to den.