HELENA, Mont. — A judge recently lifted a temporary restraining order that limited wolf hunting and trapping in the state, saying there is nothing to suggest rules now in place will make wolf populations unsustainable in the short term. District Judge Christopher Abbott also rejected concerns raised by environmental groups that harvesting up to six wolves just outside Yellowstone National…
It’s a last-ditch effort to save the northern long-eared bat.
“The lesser prairie-chicken’s decline is a sign our native grasslands and prairies are in peril.”
MADISON, Wis. — The head of the Wisconsin DNR is retiring after four years on the job, Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday. Preston Cole has served as secretary of the department since Evers took office in 2019. Cole will be retiring on Wednesday, giving Evers an opportunity to choose a new leader of the agency for his second term. “Preston…
Mountain lions in the coastal range west of Los Angeles have been studied for 20 years by biologists to determine how they survive in fragmented and urbanized habitat.LOS ANGELES — A mountain lion was found dead early Thursday along Interstate 405 on the west side of Los Angeles, the California Highway Patrol said. The cougar was removed from the southbound…
And the document doesn’t establish a new statewide population goal, a number that has become a flashpoint in the fight over hunting quotas.
The Clean Water Act established ambitious goals: making the nation’s waters “fishable and swimmable” and restoring their integrity. (National Park Service)Lifelong Cleveland resident Steve Gove recalls when the Cuyahoga River symbolized shame – fetid, lifeless, notorious for catching fire when sparks from overhead rail cars ignited the oil-slicked surface. “It was pretty grungy,” said the 73-year-old, a canoeist in his…
The stage is being set in Nevada for another potentially significant test of the nation’s premier wildlife protection law in a legal battle over a geothermal power plant with similarities to the precedent-setting fight over the snail darter and a dam in Tennessee nearly a half century ago.
The wild population has seen its numbers nearly double over the last five years, with the latest annual census finding nearly 200 Mexican wolves in New Mexico and Arizona. There also are a few dozen in Mexico.ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Environmentalists are pushing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to do more to protect Mexican gray wolves after one of the…
Evidence at the site suggested the attack was the result of a surprise encounter.
Discovery of the chemicals in wild animals hunted for sport and food represents a new challenge that some states have started to confront by issuing “do not eat” advisories for deer and fish and expanding testing for PFAS in them.
Population estimated at 1,250, but there has been some concern new regs could overshoot the mark and allow population to fall below 150, which would mean USFWS management.
“With every fire, more of their populations are being affected.”
(Minnesota DNR)SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the state to consider protecting threatened bumblebees under a conservation law listing for fish. The state’s high court refused to grant a review sought by farming groups of a May appellate court ruling that allowed the California Fish and Game Commission to consider granting endangered species protection to four…
A new online atlas of bird migration draws from an unprecedented number of scientific and community data sources to illustrate the routes of about 450 bird species in the Americas.
It’s not just a state record for fledglings of the world’s rarest crane, but one for any flock reintroduced to the wild to help save the endangered birds.
Dettelbach is a former federal prosecutor who served as U.S. attorney in Ohio from 2009 to 2016 and has run in the past for attorney general of Ohio.
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. — State DNR fisheries biologists have collected fish and water samples at a northeastern Indiana lake as the result of a fish kill involving thousands of crappies, the agency said Thursday. The fish kill began earlier this week at Loon Lake in Whitley and Noble counties. Samples were provided Wednesday to the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at…
This is the second time this year at Yellowstone that a visitor got too close to a bison and the animal responding to the perceived threat by goring the individual.
They play a key ecological role as food for birds, bats, spiders, and bears.
Three dams were removed and three others had fish ladders installed to help the fish migrate.
Woman was on a path with the dog a few yards ahead when a mountain lion lunged and swiped at her, scratching her left shoulder through her jacket, she said, setting off an amazing battle against the big cat.
The ticks, also called moose ticks, are a worsening problem in the areas of the northern U.S. and southern Canada that moose call home.
The state Game and Fish Department is making 64,200 licenses available, down 8,000 from last year.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center lists 8,536 recent wild bird deaths – including an alarming number of bald eagle – from avian influenza.
The drones will spray insecticide into hard-to-reach areas to kill mosquito larvae and keep the population under control before the breeding season kicks into high gear in the summer months here.