Bear River Watershed Conservation Area in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming part of plan to protect wildlife habitat by buying perpetual conservation easements.
Would preserve ancestral homelands of Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, remains of earth lodges, and artifacts.
Bill would raise the fine to $5,000 for each hog released and the person responsible would also lose hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for three years.
Nearly 900 bears taken — 34 percent above the preceding five-year average of 668 bears, 19 percent above 2015.
Challenges ban on non-hunting firearms.
State recently purchased the 224-acre property for $660,000 in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.
The resolution calls for the formation of an incident management team in response to larvae found in Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs, the Milk River near Malta and the Missouri River near York.
A public complaint led to the impoundment of more than 800 horses
Expansion plan comes during a year when injuries to people from bison spiked.
Study seeing if intervention from wildlife managers can shorten the time it takes for bighorn populations to recover from initial infections.
Buck mule deer was infected.
Would authorize wolf hunting if Congress or federal courts revisit the issue.
The algae blooms in the shallowest of the Great Lakes pose a threat to both drinking water and wildlife.
But of note is the latest eleventh-hour action by the administration, when the Agriculture and Interior departments declined to renew mineral leases critical for a $2.8 billion copper-nickel mine upstream from northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Two projects, both getting $400,000, will conserve land.
Disease detected as part of state’s voluntary monitoring program for the disease.
The DNR’s plan includes a mixture of uses, including hunting and trapping.
Additionally, the researchers call for close monitoring of invasive Asian carp, which might out-compete native fish species if they infest the Great Lakes.
Preferred proposal would seek expanded authority to acquire up to more than 197,000 acres for the refuge.
Study will rely heavily on guides this ice-fishing season.
Other bighorns have died in recent weeks, and one official said the positive tests are a “big concern” — but there are reasons for hope, too.
Incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump potentially could reverse the decision as Trump’s nominee for interior secretary, Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana, has advocated for increased mining on federal lands.
National Park Service is considering four options for the remote Michigan park — two that would include adding wolves, one that could eventually mean more wolves and one that would let nature take its course.
Still, deer harvest down 6 percent from 2015.
Opponents contend that fracking threatens public health and local wildlife by polluting the air and water.
Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit.