- Saving salamanders: Searching for signs of a deadly fungus Updated: May-27-16 11:01 am
SUNDERLAND, Vermont - Holding a sandwich bag containing a squirming, Eastern red-spotted newt, Evan Grant inspects its shiny skin for signs of a killer.
- Study: Barges can pull small fish through electric barriers Updated: May-26-16 1:43 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A federal study says small fish can be trapped in water currents created by commercial barges and pulled through electric barriers designed to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
- Terry Redlin remembered as conservationist, artist, hunter Updated: May-23-16 12:27 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - In the early 1980s a little-known artist who painted scenes full of ducks, geese, deer and pheasants donated an original work to his local Ducks Unlimited banquet as an auction item.
- Montana to destroy half million hatchery trout Updated: May-21-16 11:59 am
HELENA, Montana - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is destroying half a million hatchery trout because of disease concerns.
- US Fish and Wildlife to review tribe's eagle permit request Updated: May-20-16 3:09 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received an application but has not yet made a decision about granting permit to a Wyoming Indian tribe that wants to kill bald eagles for religious purposes, a spokesman says.
- Jet boat marathon still need permit for leg of race Updated: May-14-16 3:51 pm
LEWISTON, Idaho - Organizers of the World Championship Jet Boat Marathon still don't have a key permit for one leg of the race with a week to go.
- Fish and Wildlife drops legal challenge to eagle killings Updated: May-13-16 8:26 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday dropped its legal challenge to an American Indian tribe killing bald eagles for religious purposes on its Wyoming reservation - a move that could clear the way for issuing a federal permit in coming months.
- New Mexico seeks to stop feds from releasing wolves Updated: May-13-16 7:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Lawyers for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish are seeking to stop federal wildlife managers from releasing more endangered Mexican gray wolves into the wild.
- Feds push for opening of road in Idaho grizzly bear habitat Updated: May-13-16 6:56 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Citing national security needs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it wants to reopen an Idaho road that was closed to protect grizzly bear habitat near the Canadian border.
- Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts Updated: May-12-16 5:48 pm
HELENA, Montana - Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won't be snuffed out soon after recovering from threats to their survival.
- US won't appeal court rulings on lesser prairie chicken Updated: May-11-16 9:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The U.S. government said Wednesday that it won't appeal recent court rulings in Texas that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
- Work finished on Indiana's Asian carp barrier to Great Lakes Updated: May-11-16 3:12 pm
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Environmental officials are celebrating the completion of a nearly 2-mile-long, 80-foot-wide earthen berm designed to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
- Agencies flooding restored wetland west of Bend Updated: May-11-16 10:17 am
BEND, Oregon - Federal agencies have started filling an open, grassy area near Dillon Falls like a bathtub.
- Pelicans returning to nest in south central North Dakota Updated: May-08-16 6:03 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says thousands of American white pelicans are returning to nest in south central North Dakota.
- Group seeks to halt US exports of fur from bobcats, wolves Updated: May-04-16 7:50 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife advocates on Wednesday said they will seek a court order halting a United States government program that allows tens of thousands of pelts from bobcats and a small number of gray wolves to be exported annually for sale on the international fur market.
- Agency: Proposed mine near Tucson won't jeopardize species Updated: May-03-16 8:48 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - A proposed copper mine near Tucson isn't likely to jeopardize the continued existence of more than a dozen endangered and threatened species and their habitats, according to a report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- The Latest: Feds reviewing proposed wolf legislation Updated: May-03-16 4:41 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on federal legislation regarding recovery of the endangered Mexican gray wolf (all times local):
- Bald eagles find home in refuge around northeast Iowa Updated: May-02-16 1:46 pm
LANSING, Iowa - An area in northeast Iowa has become a home for bald eagles as numbers of the predatory bird continue to grow around Lansing.
- Captive-born wolf pups released into wild den in New Mexico Updated: Apr-30-16 5:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal wildlife officials say they have, for the first time, successfully integrated wolf pups raised in captivity with a wild litter in New Mexico.
- 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.