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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 >

A bighorn ram in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrant Cal Bebee.

Can We Prevent Bighorn Sheep from Contracting Pneumonia? With Your Help, Yes!

9/25/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

For bighorn sheep in Montana, communicable diseases—including pneumonia—are a huge problem. The diseases are highly contagious and often fatal, leading to slow and painful deaths. The situation is complicated because scientists don’t fully understand how these diseases spread. Another problem can […] Read more >

Northern Cheyenne and Lummi sing together. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson

We Draw the Line, No Otter Creek Mine

9/20/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

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Otter Creek valley in southeastern Montana. Site of the proposed Otter Creek coal mine.

Oglala Lakota Tribe Calls On Tribes to Oppose Otter Creek Coal Mine

8/8/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Joyce Whiting Recently, my Tribe, the Oglala Lakota, passed a resolution opposing the proposed Otter Creek coal mine and Tongue River Railroad in our historical homelands and hunting grounds of southeastern Montana, and we are calling on all of […] Read more >

Montana Citizens Demand Exxon Pay Entire Yellowstone River Oil Spill Fine

6/19/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

Citizens from Yellowstone County are asking Exxon to pay the full $1.7 million dollar fine amount levied by the US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for the 63,000-gallon crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River on […] Read more >

Mike Rowland, Arch Coal's Montana Director talks to Northern Cheyenne tribal members gathered for the Otter Creek Scoping hearing. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky.

Arch Coal: Incompetent or Arrogant?

5/8/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

That is the question that some of us are asking after Arch Coal submitted an obviously incomplete permit application for the proposed Otter Creek coal mine to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) at the end of last year. Following Montana’s […] Read more >