Other species of fish in Lake Elysian also can catch columnaris disease, including black crappie, walleye and buffalo.
The fish are cut off from their spawning grounds by a wood-and-rock irrigation dam in eastern Montana. They now number about 125 wild fish, and U.S. government officials have acknowledged that the species could go extinct if action isn’t taken.
The plaintiffs are 17 tribes, clans and individuals from Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico and Canada, with two more tribes from Nebraska and South Dakota being added.
What may be true in one part of the country – or even one part of a county – may not be true in another. And there are signs that the most common tick-borne illness – Lyme disease – may be occurring at roughly usual levels.
The first pack hasn’t been spotted since May 2016.
Groups opposing the expansion say farm-raised fish could expose wild trout downstream to deadly sickness.
Alaska has had types such as vole and squirrel ticks that are found on wildlife, but newer to the state are two kinds of dog ticks.
Effort ongoing to reintroduce the threatened silverspot butterfly by releasing caterpillars at specific sites across the state.
Among other things, Katahdin area also regarded as a birding hotspot.
Landowners dealing with damage done by deer to their crops, forested land or landscaping can sign up for a program that allows hunting on their property.
Aerial surveys show that about 73 percent of bald eagle nesting territories are occupied this year.
Steve Sobieniak’s specialty is making and repairing bamboo rods, and his passion is for those rods.
PolyMet would get 6,650 acres of federal land it needs in the Superior National Forest in return for about the same amount of private land that would be added to the national forest.
Follows one of the coldest and snowiest winters in decades out west.
But plan to route much of California’s mightiest river into two massive tunnels poses new perils for salmon and other struggling native species, too.
Groups include Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club; say decision to lift grizzly bear protections this summer is flawed because it only involves Yellowstone grizzlies rather than West as a whole.
Michigan United Conservation Clubs passed two measures at its annual convention earlier this month to seek hunting seasons for both species.
Document calls for focusing recovery of wolves in core areas of predators’ historic range.
The calls are growing after a live Asian carp was discovered last week in a Chicago waterway about 9 miles from Lake Michigan.
White-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats since it was first discovered in North America 10 years ago, but scientist hopes to find a treatment – deep in the cold damp shafts of the Soudan Mine.
Others say getting rid of the dead trees probably wouldn’t have made much of a difference.
The effort is a joint venture of the DNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in response to public complaints about brush and weeds at campsites.
“Wildgame Nation” star Billy A. Busbice Jr. fined $23,000 and receives suspended jail sentence.
On this day in Massachusetts, “Birding by Ear” gives blind visitors a chance to appreciate birds.
Study documented a 36 percent decline in deer populations, saying that deer perceive wells and other oil and gas infrastructure as risky and try to keep their distance. As a result, their habitat is reduced, resulting in fewer animals.
In the midst of a successful reintroduction of the animals, rancher contends that they take his cattle’s food and water, damage his fences and flatten his grass and alfalfa.