Montana

One flag at a time

In the sagebrush prairies of eastern Montana, livestock fence can create a formidable obstacle for wildlife. For sage-grouse, livestock fences near breeding areas blend into the landscape and create a …

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, …

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Governor Bullock’s Energy Future Blueprint Is a Step Forward for Wildlife

At first glance, it might not seem like there’s much of a correlation between energy development and wildlife conservation. But dig in just a little bit and a whole bunch …

Yellowstone, Tribes Offer Bison a Better Future

Year after year, many of the bison forced by deep snows to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park are trapped by government employees, herded into trucks and sent to slaughterhouses. …

Restoring Our National Mammal: Wild Bison in Yellowstone

After years of work by the National Wildlife Federation and other groups, Montana Governor Steve Bullock has decided to allow bison to roam freely on thousands of acres around Yellowstone …

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Tongue River Railroad Roar Comes to a Screeching Halt

On a recent crystalline cold, moonlit night, I was driving east on Montana Highway 12 to Helena, the state capital. Like many highways, Highway 12 winds through the Little Blackfoot …

Big Impacts On Big Game

Voices from the Field: Sportsmen Speak Out Energy development in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming has big impacts on big game. A new report, Losing Ground: Energy …

Bison Cow and Calf Profile by NWF's Steve Woodruff

Wild Bison on Montana’s Horizon

Why would anybody oppose restoring at least some of the West’s most iconic animals to the wild? Much of the opposition boils down to competition for grass: bison eat pretty …

Montana Teens Help Save Sage Grouse

Greater sage grouse populations across the West have been in decline for decades, and this September the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide whether to formally list …

My Time as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with NWF

Many recent graduates, looking for a position in order to use their newly acquired degrees, search the AmeriCorps job postings in search of a golden opportunity. I was completely unaware …

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