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Take Action for Wild Bighorn Sheep at Risk

9/3/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Right now, bighorn sheep who make their home in the mountains running through Idaho and Montana are at risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep grazing at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility in Idaho. For wild bighorn sheep, transmission of disease […] Read more >

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Smart Renewable Energy on Public Lands

7/3/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman Earlier this month, the EPA issued guidelines which would reduce coal generated power in each state by 6 percent over the next 15 years. This would give states the opportunity to reduce carbon emission amounts […] Read more >

Wind turbines on public lands. Photo by Nic Callero.

Montana supports Public Lands and Renewable Energy

5/7/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman This week, Senator John Walsh signed on as co-sponsor of the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (S. 279). This demonstrates several things to Montanans. First, Sen. Walsh supports smart development of renewable energy in […] Read more >

Otter Creek Valley. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky.

Yet Another Delay for the Largest Proposed Coal Mine in the Country

4/24/2014 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

Arch Coal can’t catch a break. Yesterday the Billings Gazette reported that Arch Coal had to write off a $57.7 million loss on their DKRW Advanced Fuels’ coal gasification project in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. The project was a speculative venture […] Read more >

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Samuel Quaintance.

Can Wild Bison Return to the Prairie Grasslands?

4/17/2014 // By Steve Woodruff

Most people probably know something about the awful history of the American bison. Almost every school child learns that 19th-century market hunters wiped out the vast herds that once roamed the prairies and that we barely managed to save this […] Read more >

Bison walking through deep snow in Yellowstone National Park. Flickr photo by Jim Peaco.

Our Chance to Make Things Better for Yellowstone Bison

4/10/2014 // By Hank Fischer

Most people visit Yellowstone National Park during the summer and fall months when the valleys are green with grass and dotted with bison.  It’s easy to forget that Yellowstone is a high-elevation (most of the park is over 6,000 feet) […] Read more >

Yellowstone bison and calves. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Julie Schultz.

Give Yellowstone Bison a Year-Round Buffer Zone

2/27/2014 // By Kit Fischer

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 and bison begin their inevitable migration out of the national […] Read more >

Northwestern Colorado is home to oil shale deposits and some of the country's argest mule deer herds. Photo by Steve Torbit

This Valentine’s Day Help Us Save Otter Creek Valley For Montana’s Wildlife

2/14/2014 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

The Otter Creek Valley in southeastern Montana is threatened by the largest proposed coal mine in the country. Arch Coal wants to mine 1.3 billion tons of coal from this pristine valley that is rich in wildlife including mule deer, […] Read more >

A pair of wind turbines Flickr photo by Mike Atkins.

Renewable Energy and Public Lands

2/6/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman I was recently a participant in a National Wildlife Federation lobby day fly-in to Washington D.C. Not only was jetlag having effects of what felt like a 4:30 a.m. wake up call, but I had […] Read more >

Students from Birney Day School get check out the Lummi Totem Pole. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson. All rights reserved.

The Top 5 Moments In Our 2013 Fight To Stop The Otter Creek Coal Mine

12/20/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

It was a rough year for Arch Coal. Their stocks are in the tank, their credit rating keeps getting lowered and oh yeah, they still don’t have a permit for their proposed Otter Creek mine. But 2013 was a great […] Read more >