Groups are suing the USDA Missoula Wildlife Service over grizzly deaths

Laura Lundquist Three wildlife groups are suing the federal government over its failure to consider how grizzly populations in Montana have been affected by intentional bear removal, particularly in contact lanes outside major recovery areas. On Wednesday, three organizations — WildEarth Guardians, Western Watersheds Project and Trap Free Montana — sued the USDA Wildlife Service … Read more

Governor Gianforte demands a new plan for managing the wolves

Laura Lundquist (Missoula stream) In a somewhat unusual move, the governor of Montana is directing Fish, Wildlife and Parks to rewrite the state’s wolf management plan. On Thursday, Governor Greg Gianforte sent a letter to FWP Director Hank Worsech asking him to “work with the citizens of Montana to put together a new Wolf Plan.” … Read more

Wildlife crossings are essential to the survival of wildlife

Laura Lundquist (Missoula Stream) Three recent scientific studies highlight not only how important wildlife crossing structures are but also that crossing structures are less useful if their design discourages wildlife from using them. Scientists from the Museum of Natural History of Utah, the University of Ioannina and Northern Arizona University on Wednesday published a study … Read more