Wolf and two pups. Photo Credit: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo

1.1 Million Acres Adopted for Wildlife, What’s Next?

Over the past fifteen years, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to eliminate conflict between wildlife and livestock on public lands- primarily those located within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Montana, …

Bighorn Sheep Research Invaluable for Species’ Survival

It’s late February in Western Montana. The mercury hovers around 15 degrees and the snow blows sideways. We know our chances of locating and capturing bighorn sheep will be slim …

NWF Increases Bighorn Sheep Recovery Efforts

Last year, the National Wildlife Federation launched a new initiative to protect imperiled bighorn sheep in the west. While bighorn sheep numbers historically were estimated at 2 million nationwide, due …

Charting a New Path for Yellowstone’s Bison

Yellowstone’s bison have faced more hardship and controversy than nearly any other large mammal in America. In the early 20th century, bison were nearly slaughtered to extinction by commercial hunters. The …

No More Butting Heads: NWF’s Adopt a Wildlife Acre Program Protects Key Habitat For Bighorn Sheep

The National Wildlife Federation’s most recent Adopt-A-Wildlife-Acre work has focused on resolving conflicts between bighorn sheep and domestic sheep that graze on public lands in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Domestic …

Give Yellowstone Bison a Year-Round Buffer Zone

Almost like clockwork, the Yellowstone bison wars begin anew. This time, however, it’s a much different and important battle.  As deep snows continue to accumulate on the high Yellowstone Plateau …

Why Can’t Bison Roam on Public Lands?

Bison are public wildlife, but it’s confusing because some are also owned as private domestic animals.  The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, the model practiced to manage our nation’s …

Fall Elk Viewing on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

September marks the time of year when lush river bottoms along the Missouri River in north-central Montana are transformed into their annual splendor. In the late afternoon hours on the …

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