- 50-year deal could help American shad get over Conowingo Dam Updated: Apr-29-16 11:58 am
CONOWINGO, Maryland - A 50-year deal could help millions of American shad get over the Conowingo Dam.
- Wildlife agency agrees to deadline for wolf recovery plan Updated: Apr-27-16 5:36 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to a deadline to craft a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf after the agency was accused in federal court of dragging its feet for decades.
- Federal agency defends decision not to protect Montana fish Updated: Apr-25-16 7:05 pm
HELENA, Montana - A judge should uphold a 2014 decision that a fish found in southwestern Montana streams doesn't need special protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, government fisheries officials said.
- Feds won't designate critical habitat for threatened bat Updated: Apr-25-16 5:29 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against designating any caves, mines or forests as critical habitat for the northern long-eared bat, the agency said Monday.
- Environmental groups sue over bull trout recovery plan Updated: Apr-25-16 11:44 am
KALISPELL, Montana - Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to recover threatened bull trout.
- Man pleads guilty in tribal art scam, others to go to trial Updated: Apr-23-16 11:30 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - Two Juneau shop owners accused of selling fake Alaska Native artwork appeared in court this week, with one accepting a plea agreement and another setting a date for trial.
- Fish hatchery hit with flood-borne 'rock snot' to reopen Updated: Apr-23-16 10:21 am
BETHEL, Vermont - Almost five years after raging flood waters heavily damaged the White River National Fish Hatchery in the Vermont town of Bethel, contaminating tens of thousands of surviving trout and salmon with an invasive algae known as rock snot, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ready to start raising fish there again.
- Government probes shooting death of endangered red wolf Updated: Apr-22-16 12:32 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Federal wildlife officials are investigating the shooting death of an endangered red wolf in Hyde County.
- Only US grizzly recovery coordinator retiring after 35 years Updated: Apr-21-16 2:42 pm
The nation's first and only grizzly bear recovery coordinator is stepping down after 35 years, saying the threatened species has recovered enough for him to retire.
- Arizona to get $26 million in conservation funding Updated: Apr-21-16 5:54 am
PHOENIX - The state of Arizona is slated to receive nearly $26 million to go toward conservation funding.
- Federal eagle take permit weighed for huge Wyoming wind farm Updated: Apr-20-16 8:07 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to seek public comments on whether to allow what could be the biggest wind farm in the U.S. to kill a limited number of bald and golden eagles without breaking the law, the agency announced Wednesday.
- New Mexico prepares to sue over federal wolf-release plan Updated: Apr-20-16 6:42 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico is threatening legal action against the federal government after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service quietly revealed its intention to release more Mexican gray wolves into the wild.
- The Latest: New Mexico plans to sue over wolf releases Updated: Apr-20-16 5:23 pm
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - The Latest on the federal government's plan to release Mexican gray wolves (all times local):
- Problem wolf pack eludes aerial gunners Updated: Apr-19-16 2:44 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Wolves preying on livestock in western Wyoming have learned what aircraft sound like and are eluding wildlife officials who are working to eliminate the problem pack.
- NMSU works to discourage hawks from nesting on campus Updated: Apr-16-16 5:42 pm
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A hawk species that is under federal protection is creating a burden for New Mexico State University.
- Feds seek public comments on caribou habitat plan Updated: Apr-16-16 11:40 am
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials are seeking public comments on a plan to designate 30,000 acres of critical habitat for the last remaining herd of mountain caribou in the Lower 48 states.
- West Coast fisher denied endangered species protections Updated: Apr-14-16 8:29 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropped its consideration to give the West Coast fisher - a small, weasel-like mammal predator whose population has nearly disappeared across the West Coast for decades - federal protections under the Endangered Species Act.
- Wildlife officials mull consequences of delisting grizzlies Updated: Apr-14-16 2:56 pm
CODY, Wyoming - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is bracing for legal challenges as it prepares to remove the Yellowstone grizzly bear from the endangered species list.
- Legal fight over Sedgwick County Zoo's new elephants ends Updated: Apr-13-16 4:10 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A legal fight has ended over the Sedgwick County Zoo's new African elephants.
- Drones could scatter plague vaccine for Montana prairie dogs Updated: Apr-12-16 6:57 pm
LEWISTOWN, Montana - Drones might soon be dropping peanut butter-flavored treats laced with vaccine across some Montana prairie dog colonies under a plan to inoculate the rodents against the plague.
- Wyoming pocket gopher again considered for protections Updated: Apr-11-16 10:20 am
CASPER, Wyoming - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will once again consider protections for the rare Wyoming pocket gopher.
- Federal agency offers reward for arrest in eagle killing Updated: Apr-08-16 4:53 pm
ALBERT LEA, Minnesota - Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation after a bald eagle was found butchered like a game bird near Albert Lea, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday.
- Plan to protect Colorado wildlife approved Updated: Apr-08-16 10:45 am
DENVER - A comprehensive plan to protect wildlife in Colorado has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- Tribe evaluates Idaho canyon as possible condor habitat Updated: Apr-07-16 2:59 pm
LEWISTON, Idaho - The Nez Perce Tribe is considering Idaho's Hells Canyon as a possible site for the reintroduction of California condors.
- Fire reveals archaeological sites hundreds of years old Updated: Apr-07-16 2:58 pm
MALTA, Montana - One season of research atop bluffs that skirt the Milk River north of here has revealed a collection of 800- to 1,000-year-old historical features and artifacts left by ancient people that are stunning in their breadth and depth.