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Conservation Groups File Lawsuit over Flathead Forest Plan ~ Montana Public Radio, 4/3/19

Environmentalists sue over latest sage grouse plans ~ Missoula Current, 3/28/19

Environmentalists oppose off-roaders’ lawsuit over bird plan ~ WRAL 3/19/19

Sage Grouse Plans Spark Anger, Praise in Western States ~ KSL 3/15/19

Conservationists Sue To Halt Artificial Feeding At National Elk Refuge ~ Mountain Journal 3/18/19

Wolves are about to go off the federal endangered list. Conservationists are angry ~ San Fransisco Chronicle 3/6/19

Cheney, Enzi Join Fight For Wyoming Grizzly Management ~ County 17  3/5/19

Feds reduce livestock grazing fee ~ Idaho Mountain Express 3/1/19

‘Nero Drilling While Rome Burns’: U.S. Oil and Gas Production Soars in Trump’s Second Year ~ The Revelator 2/28/19

Emergency letter: Save ‘highest grouse density areas on Earth’ ~ WyoFile 2/26/19

Grazing fees decrease again ~ Boise State Public Radio 2/25/19

Groups take on griz hunt ~ Jackson Hole News and Guide 2/21/19

Temporary shutdown may lead to permanent damage to National Parks ~ NY Daily News 2/12/19

Snowmobile bloodsport shames Wyoming, reflects our history ~ Wyofile 2/12/19

Agency hit by brain drain, mass retirement ~ E&E News 2/4/19

Bill would prohibit oil and gas leases in Nevada’s Ruby Mountains ~ Reno Gazette Journal 1/31/19

Wildlife Services sued again ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 1/30/19

Southwest Colorado bighorn sheep herd threatened by Forest Service decision, lawsuit says ~ The Denver Post 1/29/19

Death Valley playas damaged by offroaders during shutdown ~ The Guardian 1/25/19

Oil And Gas Industry Largely Unaffected By Government Shutdown ~ WBUR 1/25/19

Lawsuit says grazing plan puts wild bighorn sheep at risk of disease ~ Reuters 1/24/19

Zinke leaves unfinished business at the Interior Department ~ High Country News 1/23/19

Ag-Gag settlement may cost state $260,000 ~ ABC Local News 8 1/23/19

Legality of Drilling Permits Issued During Shutdown Challenged ~ Bloomberg 1/17/19

Cortez Masto uses apolitical, no-nonsense style to search for rare common ground on rural issues ~ The Nevada Independent 1/13/19

White House rules IRS can issue tax refunds during shutdown, aims to bring back agency employees ~ The Washington Post 1/7/19

New Executive Order Could Open Forests In National Parks To Logging ~ National Parks Traveler 1/6/19

Shutdown could complicate grouse plans ~ The Daily Sentinel 1/2/19

The DOI Temporarily Removed Documents About a Controversial Plan to Loosen Sage Grouse Protections ~ Pacific Standard 12/31/18

Critics accuse Forest Service of downplaying grizzly recovery ~ The Missoulian 12/28/18

Citing government shutdown, Interior blocks online access to sage grouse documents ~ Reno Gazette Journal 12/24/18

Environmental groups threaten to sue Forest Service over bear baiting in Idaho and Wyoming ~ The Lewiston Tribune 12/21/18

Groups ask Wyoming, Idaho forests to review bear baiting ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 12/19/18

It’s open season in the west for energy companies ~ Salon 12/15/18

Conservation groups appeal BLM sagebrush project ~ Idaho Mountain Express 12/14/18

Bighorn Sheep Have a Problem with Their Domestic Relatives ~ PBS 12/11/18

Grazing Restrictions Could Be Lifted On Some Of Oregon’s Sage Grouse Habitat ~ Oregon Public Broadcasting 12/6/18

State leaves data trespass defeat unchallenged ~ WyoFile 11/30/18

Hunting for wolf solution ~ The Daily Sentinel 11/24/18

Take a breather on public oil and gas leases ~ The Burlington Record 11/24/18

Bill strips gray wolves, sans Mexican subspecies, of protections ~ Eastern Arizona Courier 11/19/18

Environmentalists sue feds for information on Wyoming’s largest oil and gas project ~ Casper Star Tribune 11/15/18

B-T takes public input on running Alkali feedground ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 11/15/18

Are Organic Farms Ruining California’s Rural Coast? ~ Pacific Standard 11/9/18

Petition asks FWP to require hunters to carry bear spray ~ Seeley Swan Pathfinder 11/8/18

BLM removes Nevada sage grouse habitat from oil, gas lease auction ~ Las Vegas Review-Journal 11/2/18

Water Watchdogs to Redouble Efforts After Trespass Law Revoked ~ Public News Service 11/1/18

Oil and gas leasing delayed in sage grouse habitat ~ High Country News 10/31/18

Following a court order on sage grouse, BLM pulls thousands of acres from oil leasing ~ The Nevada Independent 10/30/18

Judge strikes down ‘data trespass’ laws as unconstitutional ~ WyoFile 10/29/18

The Ten Big Lies of Traditional Western Politics ~ Counterpunch 10/18/18

Old grizzly hunting rule still on the books in Montana ~ Helena Independent Record 10/16/18

Despite order, BLM continues its expedited leasing in grouse terrain ~ Grand Junction Sentinel 10/6/18

Idaho’s livestock industry is crying wolf ~ The Idaho Statesman 10/5/18

Forest Service advances changes to sage grouse protections ~ The Star Tribune 10/5/18

Reactions to grizzly relisting vary ~ University of Wyoming Branding Iron 10/3/18

Judge rejects suit to remove Gunnison sage grouse protection ~ The Journal 9/28/18

F&G cancels grizzly bear hunt ~ Idaho Mountain Express 9/27/18

Communities benefit from grizzly relisting ~ Jackson Hole News and Guide 9/26/18

Public should have more say in oil and gas lease sales, federal judge rules ~ The Denver Post 9/25/18

Judge returns grizzlies to Endangered Species list ~ Cody Enterprise 9/24/18

Feds Ordered to Let Public Speak Up for Sage Grouse ~ Courthouse News Service 9/24/18

Judge Halts Elk Feedlot, Citing Risk Of Chronic Wasting Disease ~ Wyoming Public Media 9/19/18

Judge rejects elk feedground permit on CWD worry ~ WyoFile 9/18/18

Judge extends ban on grizzly hunt ~ The Cody Enterprise 9/17/18

Environmentalists Plan To Monitor Ranchers Who Decry Prairie Dogs In National Grassland ~ Wyoming Public Media 9/13/18

Riding Herd ~ Pacific Sun 9/13/18

Game and Fish suspends grizzly hunting season after judge’s ruling ~ Kemmerer Gazette 9/11/18

BLM land auction opens acres to oil and gas companies ~ Eastern Arizona Courier 9/11/18

US approves sheep grazing research in grizzly bear area ~ Twin Fall Times News 9/7/18

Huffman bill favors agriculture in Point Reyes National Seashore ~ Marin Independent Journal 9/2/18

US judge reinstates proposed listing of bi-state sage grouse ~ Twin Falls Times-News 8/29/18

Feds approve 3,500-well gas project in western Wyoming ~ Casper Star Tribune 8/28/18

Groups fight gas plan in deer migration path ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 8/23/18

Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish ~ The Columbian 8/19/18

Massive Medicine Bow logging plan sparks critics ~ WyoFile 8/18/18

Proposed Management Plans For Utah Monuments Released, Draw Criticis~ National Parks Traveler 8/16/18

Untapped Nevada: Oil and gas companies make their move~ E&E News 8/9/18

Wildlife Viewing In the California Coastal Prairies Of National Parks~ National Parks Traveler 8/7/18

Reports of record wolf depredations based on misinformation~ Idaho State Journal 8/5/18

Wildlife issues are local – here’s why ESA decisions are not~ Casper Star-Tribune 8/4/18

Federal agency pauses tree-removal plan to help sage grouse~ Minneapolis Star Tribune 8/3/18

Trump administration to stop collecting money from companies that damage public lands~ ThinkProgress 7/26/18

Idaho commission says wolf-livestock kills hit record in past year~ Idaho Press-Tribune 7/25/18

Crystal Geyser in hot water for secretly disposing of arsenic-filled waste~ The Desert Sun 7/25/18

Sawtooth wolf killings demonstrate incompatibility of livestock operations with native wildlife~ Idaho State Journal 7/22/18

House subcommittee hears conflicting views on livestock grazing~ Idaho Mountain Express and Guide 7/19/18

3 wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks~ Idaho State Journal 7/19/18

Is the public being cut out of public-land decisions?~ WyoFile 7/17/18

Grazing is ‘indispensable’ to America. Or, it’s a ‘cancer,’ westerners tell Congress~ Idaho Statesman 7/13/18

Farm bill motion teed up for next week~ Politico 7/13/18

President Trump Grants Pardons for Oregon Ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond~ Wall Street Journal 7/11/18

Energy firm pushes back on critiques of development in pronghorn route~ Casper Star-Tribune Online 7/8/18

Lawsuit aims to stop BLM from removing Lincoln County wild horses~ Las Vegas Review-Journal 7/3/18

Forest Service agrees to study sheep grazing near bighorns~ The Telegraph 7/3/18

A judge ripped federal agency’s justification for killing a number of wild animals~ The News Recorder 6/30/2018

Feds Sued Over Plan to Cull Wild Horses in Nevada~ Courthouse News Service 6/29/18

BLM discusses changes to oil and gas leasing in sage grouse habitat at Craig meeting~ Steamboat Pilot and Today 6/29/18

Judge says Wildlife Services’ environmental reviews are deficient~ Idaho Mountain Express and Guide 6/27/18

Gas field may cut off Jackson’s pronghorn~ Jackson Hole News&Guide 6/27/18

Judge Rules Against Wildlife Services In Idaho Case~ Boise State Public Radio 6/27/18

Forest Service proposes changes to sage grouse protections~ Twin Falls Times-News 6/21/18

Farm Bill Benefits for WY Cattle Industry Could Threaten Wildlife ~ Public News Service 6/14/18

A closed gate, a lawsuit and the First Amendment ~ Boulder Weekely 6/7/18

Groups appeal ruling on killing wolves ~ The Lewiston Tribune 6/6/18

Not so fast with Wyoming grizzly hunt ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 5/30/18

Judge: USFWS illegally denied bi-state sage grouse listing ~ The San Fransisco Chronicle 5/15/18

Sage grouse conservationists faced with new hurdles ~ The Sheridan Press 5/11/18

Great Old Broads for Wilderness asserts right to freedom of speech ~ The Independent 5/9/18

American wildlife need responsible public land drilling to be more profitable than cutting corners ~ The Hill 5/5/18

Trump administration moves to weaken protections for this unique American bird ~ The Washington Post 5/4/18

Trump administration ‘illegally’ favoring oil and gas drilling while endangering sage grouse habitat, new lawsuit claims ~ The Salt Lake Tribune 5/1/18

Molvar: Chronic Wasting Disease highlights underlying dysfunction in wildlife policy ~ Caspar Star Tribune 4/27/18

Idaho, Montana Lawsuits Say Bighorns Get Sick From Domestic Sheep ~ Wyoming Public Media 4/23/18

In the Battle for the American West, the Cowboys Are Losing ~ The Wall Street Journal 3/30/18

Ranchers Get More Grazing Flexibility With New Program ~ KUER Utah Public Radio 3/26/18

Hunters helping state control bighorn population at Rio Grande Gorge ~ Sante Fe New Mexican 3/23/18

How Welfare Ranchers Take Taxpayers for a Ride ~ Pacific Standard 3/21/18

Judge: Agency cherrypicked science for bison management ~ High Country News 3/21/18

Environmentalists bemoan Upper Green grazing plan ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 3/21/18

Yellowstone grizzlies take well-deserved first step toward renewed protections ~ Helena Independent Record 3/20/18

Grizzly debate has lawyers running in packs to Missoula’s courthouse ~ The Missoulian 3/17/18

WY Legislature Passes Sneaky End-of-Session ALEC Bill Criminalizing Enviro, Pipeline Protests ~ EnviroNews 3/16/18

Idaho Fish And Game Kills Wolves To Boost Elk Populations ~ Boise State Public Radio 3/15/18

WyoFile reporter is witness in data trespass lawsuit ~ WyoFile 3/14/18

M-44 SURVIVOR: One year later, Pocatello teen still haunted by ‘cyanide bomb’ blast ~ Idaho State Journal 3/14/18

‘M-44’s Exposed’: Environmental groups to show documentary one year after Pocatello teen almost dies ~ Idaho State Journal 3/14/18

O’Connor hears Upper Green ROD objections ~ Sublette Examiner 3/13/18


Yellowstone and Teton Wolves need a Miracle in 2018 ~ WAFB 3/8/18

Judicious tree clearing, not chaining, will be more effective on Grand Staircase ~ St. George News 3/5/18

Even dinosaurs aren’t safe from Trump: Irreplaceable Bear Ears fossils under threat ~ Salon 2/28/18

Green River grazing plan blasted from both sides ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 2/28/18

Controversial cyanide devices make comeback for predator control in Ore. ~ The Argus Observer 2/22/18

Zinke grants industry wish list while shutting out the public ~ The Hill 2/21/18

At The Department Of The Interior, Industry Lobbyists And Revolving-Door Operatives Shape Sage Grouse Policy ~ Pacific Standard 2/20/18

Massive juniper removal project could help Idaho sage grouse ~ Associated Press 2/15/18

Idaho can keep data on animals tracked illegally amid appeal ~ WTOP 2/14/18

Fed judge throws out Y’stone bison decision ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 2/7/18

Wilderness groups ramp up campaigns before bills by Daines, Tester are heard in committee ~ Ravalli Republic 2/5/18

Judge Gives Yellowstone Bison Second Chance For Endangered Species Protections ~ Wyoming Public Media 2/5/18

Court asks feds to review decision to reject Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone bison ~ Bozeman Daily Chronicle 2/1/18

Wolf recovery plan challenged in court by advocacy groups ~ Ruidoso News 1/31/18

Sage Grouse Saves the Day: BLM Halts Idaho Oil Lease Auction After Protests from Enviro Groups ~ EnviroNews 1/21/18

Battle lines form over FWS mitigation policy ~ E&E News 1/15/18

BLM made serious mistake with show of force at Nevada standoff, retired agency officials say ~ The Oregonian 1/14/18

Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict ~ Las Vegas Review Journal 1/13/18

Conservation Groups Urge Interior Secretary Zinke to Round Up Bundy’s Trespassing Cattle ~ YubaNet 1/11/18

Bundy gets off again as incompetent prosecution causes mistrial ~ The Wildlife News 1/8/18

Suit to stop federal agency wolf killings in Idaho rejected ~The Spokesman Review 1/5/18

A Year In Energy: The Trump Administration’s Impact On Wyoming’s Main Industry ~ Wyoming Public Media 1/2/18

Conservation groups: Livestock operators, not wildlife, responsible for brucellosis management ~ Helena Independent Record 12/21/17

‘Year in Review’ Report Highlights Trump Administration’s Dismal 2017 Environmental Record ~ New Mexico Public Media 12/30/17

Bundy mistrial highlights federal failures to bring criminals to justice ~ The Hill 12/26/17

Yellowstone and Teton Wolves need a Christmas Miracle ~ The Daily Telescope 12/24/17

Conservation Groups Call For A New Strategy To Combat Brucellosis ~ Wyoming Public Media 12/19/17

Why Cutting Up Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a Bad Idea ~ In these Times 12/18/17

These Species Should Be ‘Endangered’ But Aren’t Due to Political Horse Trading, Report Reveals ~ EnviroNews 12/17/17

Conservationists Lobby to Join Fray Over Frog Habitat ~ Courthouse News 12/15/17

Feds settle on controversial Wolf plan ~ The Payson Roundup 12/15/17

Conservation groups oppose bikes in wilderness ~ The Idaho Mountain Express 12/13/17

Here’s a breakdown of the 5 lawsuits filed against Trump that challenge his cuts to 2 Utah national monuments ~ Salt Lake Tribune 12/11/17

Sage-grouse and the looting of the American West ~ Idaho State Journal 12/10/17

This Is How the Trump Administration Gives Big Oil the Keys to Public Lands ~ The Nation 12/8/17

Idaho fighting order to destroy wilderness wolf, elk data ~ The Idaho Statesman 12/7/17

Rallying Against Land Grabs at Bears Ears, Grand-Staircase Escalante ~ The Environmental Magazine 12/6/17

Idaho Officials Delay Possible Increase in Grazing Fees ~ U.S. News and World Report 12/5/17

Utah reacts to President Trump’s visit and his monument announcements ~ Salt Lake Tribune 12/4/17

What others are saying about monument actions ~ The Daily Sentinel 12/4/17

Trump Just Shrank Grand Staircase-Escalante Ntl. Monument and He’s Already Been Sued, Bigly ~ EnviroNews 12/4/17

Good news for Mexican wolf? US thinks so ~ 12/2/17

Groups Call for Stronger Measures to Conserve Sage-Grouse ~ YubaNet 12/1/17

Hackles Are Up Over ‘Sham’ Wolf Recovery Plan ~ Courthouse News Service 11/30/17

Trump Administration Finalizes Deeply Flawed Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan ~ New Mexico NPR 11/29/17

Federal court blocks sheep grazing in eastern Idaho ~ The Spokesman Review 11/21/17

‘Cyanide bomb’ expert under investigation by Colorado State Department of Agriculture ~ Fox 31 Denver 11/20/17

Controversial land use attorney to hold workshop in Hamilton ~ The Missoulian 11/12/17

Colorado’s Controversial Black Bear, Mountain Lion Killing Plan, Defanged in Federal Court ~ Environews 11/8/17

Groups sue Forest Service over sheep grazing ~ Capital Press 11/6/2017

Publicity stunt highlights divide in Mexican wolf fight ~ Eastern Arizona Courier 11/5/17

Drill, baby, drill: GOP aims to sell wilderness drilling rights — dirt cheap ~ Salon 11/3/17

‘Big Victory’: Fed. Gov’s ‘Cruel’ Wildlife Killing Program Stopped in Court Again, This Time in NorCal ~ EnviroNews 11/2/17

Lawsuit: Bighorn Sheep Threatened by Domestic Sheep Grazing ~ The New York Times 10/18/17

BLM to re-examine sage grouse plans ~ Idaho Mountain Express 10/11/17

Notes from closed meeting show how Interior aims to weaken environmental laws ~ The Washington Post 10/5/17

Interior Department To Reopen Sage Grouse Protections: Report ~ KUOW 9/28/17

Don’t speak for Westerners when exploiting public land ~ The Hill 9/21/17

Close To 80 Percent Of Wyoming Waterways Downgraded ~ Wyoming Public Media 9/19/17

Wyoming not satisfied with sage-grouse review ~ Sublette Examiner 9/19/17

Leaked Memo Suggests Shrinking Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument ~ Oregon Public Broadcasting 9/18/17

Feds get just $15K for auction of controversial oil and gas leases on sage grouse habitat ~ Salt Lake Tribune 9/14/17

The USDA Is Facing a Lawsuit Over Its Wildlife Killings ~ Teen Vogue 9/12/17

Environmental Groups Sue USDA For “Barbaric” Killing of Millions of Wild Animals ~ Newsweek 9/11/17

Tenth Circuit Won’t Give Wyoming’s Ag-Gag Law a Free Pass ~ Courthouse News 9/11/17

Court smacks down Wyoming efforts to suppress science ~ The Hill 9/9/17

Court Disapproves Of Data Trespass Laws, Critics Not Surprised ~ Wyoming Public Media 9/8/17

More groups sue over Yellowstone grizzly bear protections ~ U.S. News and World Report 9/6/17

Ranchers and politics are killing Oregon’s endangered wolves ~ The Hill 9/2/17

The president can make monuments — but he can’t take them away ~ The Hill  8/28/17

Craters of the Moooon ~ Boise Weekly 8/23/17

Sage grouse report expected to have few impacts on local grazing ~ Idaho Mountain Express 8/11/17

The stakes and stakeholders of Jonah’s $17 billion NPL play ~ WyoFile 8/29/17

US Cattle Grazing Plan for Idaho National Monument Approved ~ U.S. News & World Report 8/11/17

Environmental and Wild Horse Advocates Agree: Livestock are the Problem on Western Ranges ~ The Wildlife News 8/11/17

Conservationists seek ban of cyanide bombs in wildlife control ~ Ruidoso News 8/10/17

Trump team relaxes land-use rules for saving sage grouse, opening more of the West for fossil fuels development ~ Denver Post 8/8/17

Wildlife Services fails to win any converts ~ Idaho State Journal 7/30/17

Wildlife Services says cyanide device that killed dog, hurt boy isn’t ‘bomb,’ it’s pesticide The Idaho Statesman 7/26/17

Idahoans urged to protest upcoming M-44 ‘cyanide bomb’ meetings ~ Idaho State Journal 7/24/17

A Fight for the Future of Point Reyes ~ KQED 7/21/17

‘Cyanide bomb’ meetings set in Idaho ~ Idaho State Journal 7/19/17

Karen Budd-Falen, the Bundy family’s lawyer, may be Trump’s pick to manage federal lands ~ Salon 7/18/17

Settlement suspends grazing in Sawtooth allotments ~ Capital Press 7/13/17

Conservationists, National Park Service and Point Reyes ranchers reach settlement on disputed land ~ Los Angeles Times 7/13/17

Feds suspend grazing on East Fork Salmon ~ Idaho Mountain Express 7/12/17

Amid gas boom, NPL field is up for review ~ Jackson Hole News and Guide 7/12/2017

A large gas project edges forward in southwest Wyoming. Can it share habitat with sage grouse? ~ Casper Star Tribune 7/11/17

Environmental Group Settles With Forest Service Over Grazing In Central Idaho ~ Boise State Public Radio 7/10/17

Indian Tribes Take the Lead in Fight for Grizzly Bears ~ Courthouse News Service 7/7/17

Why removing Yellowstone grizzlies from endangered species list is wrong ~ The Hill 7/6/17

Conservationists sue Wildlife Services over carnivore culling across Northern California ~ Chico News & Review 7/6/17

Lawsuits coming over plan to remove Yellowstone grizzles from endangered list ~ The Missoulian 6/30/17

Save the elk: Shut feedlots, add wolves ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 6/28/17

Conservation Groups Sue Over Wildlife-Killing Program in California ~ Earth Island Journal 6/26/17

Lawsuit plaintiffs seek to slow US killing of wildlife ~ SF Gate 6/21/17

Trump Administration Offers 195,000 Nevada Acres for Fracking ~ Common Dreams 6/14/17

Groups file formal petition to ban cyanide traps in Wyoming ~ Casper Star Tribune 6/13/17

Experts: Zinke’s sage grouse review plan a flop ~ WyoFile 6/13/17

Lawsuit targets Alkali elk feeding ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 6/6/17

Tribal Group Petitions For Wolf Protection Zone ~ Wyoming Public Media 5/31/17

US cattle grazing plan for Idaho monument draws criticism ~ U.S. News and World Report 5/26/17

Op-ed: What Utah and Trump can learn from Wyoming about the value of national monuments ~ Deseret News 5/22/17

Environmentalists File Multiple Lawsuits Against Trump ~ Environment News Service 5/14/17

Conservation groups move to halt wildlife killing by feds ~ The Spokesman Review 5/11/27

Trump Admin Protects Five Sharks, Guitarfish, Under Endangered Species Act Following Petition ~ EnviroNews 5/10/17

Oregon’s Klamath Tribes show stewardship with water call ~ The Hill 5/10/17

Klamath water call is a good first step ~ Herald and News 5/3/17

Why people are marching for science: ‘There is no Planet B’ ~The Washington Post 4/22/17

Dog’s Death Spotlights Use of Cyanide ‘Bombs’ to Kill Predators ~ National Geographic 4/20/17

Sage grouse advocates raise concern over potential BLM oil leases ~ Deseret News 4/17/17

US temporarily bans use of cyanide predator traps in Idaho ~ KTVB 4/12/17

After Outcry, USDA Stops Using ‘Cyanide Bombs’ In Idaho — For Now ~ NPR  4/11/17

A Teen Accidentally Detonated a “Cyanide Bomb” And His Dog Died ~ Teen Vogue 4/11/17

Let’s put an end to wildlife disservices and public endangerment ~ Idaho State Journal 4/9/17

Pocatello mayor, others push back against ‘cyanide bombs’ ~ Idaho State Journal 4/4/17

Stockmen, bighorns butt heads in Western showdown ~ WyoFile 4/4/17

Public grazing sparks spirited debate at Boise forum ~ KTVB 3/31/17

Ban sought for cyanide trap that hurt Idaho boy, killed dog ~ The Seattle Times 3/29/17

Calls Mount For Ban On ‘Cyanide Bombs’ After Death Of Family Pet ~ National Public Radio 3/29/17

‘Cyanide bomb’ on U.S. land broke agency policy, spurs several petitions to ban them ~ Idaho State Journal 3/29/17

Environmental groups reach deal on Idaho wolf derby lawsuit ~ The Spokesman Review 2/23/17

Frank Church helicopter ruling a victory for wilderness, wildlife ~ The Idaho Statesman 2/22/17

Environmental group appeals SW Idaho power line approval ~ Washington Times 2/22/17

Federal grazing fee decline irks some ~ Bend Bulletin 2/10/17

Cline cabin erodes easement sanctity ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 2/8/17

Bills would allow state management of sage grouse ~ Idaho Mountain Express 2/3/17

Bill would sell 694,200 acres of public land ~ WyoFile 1/31/17

Group Challenges Failure to Protect Sage Grouse, Rare Fishes in Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges ~ KRWG 1/25/17

Judge Orders Idaho to Destroy Elk and Wolf Wilderness Data ~ The Seattle Times 1/19/17

Mass coyote kills take heat ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 1/7/17

Op-ed: Bears Ears is a holiday gift Utahns should embrace ~ The Salt Lake Tribune 12/31/16

Wyoming Environmentalists Respond To Pick For Interior Secretary ~ Wyoming Public Media 12/12/16

Mary Fallin Is As Pro-Oil As They Come ~ Outside 12/3/16

Battle Lines Over Trump’s Lands Policy Stretch Across 640 Million Acres ~ NY Times 11/18/16

2 feedground permits may get short renewal ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 11/16/16

B-T rejects ‘bear-friendly’ grazing in plan ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 11/2/16

Wildlife refuge occupiers acquitted by jury ~ Idaho State Journal 10/29/16

Leaders of Oregon wildlife refuge standoff are acquitted of federal charges ~ LA Times 10/28/16

Public lands experts worry Malheur verdict could cause ‘copycat’ standoffs ~ KVAL Eugene 10/28/16

Lawsuit challenges livestock grazing in East Fork Salmon area ~ Idaho Mountain Express 10/19/16

Elk Refuge ‘step down’ plan remains held up ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 10/19/16

Lawsuit Targets Grazing In Sawtooth National Recreation Area ~ Boise State Public Radio 10/13/16

Grazing to continue as before at Craters of the Moon ~ Idaho Mountain Express 10/7/16

Lawsuits filed to give Yellowstone bison endangered species protection ~ KTVQ Billings 9/29/16

Politicians Squawk at Greater Sage Grouse Provision in Annual Defense Bill ~ NBC News 9/28/16

Ranchers, environmental group settle trespass lawsuit ~ Casper Star Tribune 9/5/16

US Takes Key Step to Implement Sage Grouse Conservation Plan ~ U.S. News and World Report 9/1/16

Environmentalists seek injunction to halt ranch planning in Point Reyes National Seashore ~ Marin Independent Journal 8/15/16

Why Big Solar and environmentalists are clashing over the California desert ~ The Washington Post 8/15/16

Stockmen, anti-grazing groups still clash on data trespass laws ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 7/27/16

Idaho cowboys don’t need their ATVs in wilderness ~ The Idaho Statesman 7/14/16

Stop the damage, and free ride, from grazing of public lands ~ The Colorado Springs Independent 7/14/16

Wildlife advocates to sue for Yellowstone bison protections ~ The Billings Gazette 7/12/16

Commentary: Public lands ranching is driving sage grouse extinct ~ Elko Daily Free Press 6/28/16

BLM returns to work near Bundy ranch as Cliven and sons await trial ~ Salt Lake Tribune 6/17/16

Idaho wolf advocates challenge Wildlife Services in court ~ The Missoulian 6/9/16

As drought wanes, Sandoval urges relaxed grazing restrictions ~ NBC Las Vegas 5/28/16

Idaho ordered to pay $250,000 after losing ag-gag case ~ Feedstuffs 5/23/16

Point Reyes’ tule elk dilemma ~ San Fransisco Chronicle 5/19/16

Cliven Bundy Standoff Brews Over Cattle On Federal Land ~ Huffington Post 5/10/16

Another Bundy standoff possible as groups call for US to seize livestock ~ The Guardian 5/10/16

Privatize public lands? Start with grazing fees. ~ High Country News 5/10/16

Wyoming seeks dismissal of revised data trespass lawsuit ~ Washington Times 5/7/16

Lawsuit Brings Out Environmentalists on Both Sides of Debate Over Cattle Ranching at Point Reyes ~ NBC Bay Area 5/5/16

Groups file new challenge to Wyoming data trespass laws ~ Casper Star Tribune 4/12/16

Grouse Suit Seeks to Block New Fences on BLM Land in Nevada ~ Associated Press 4/5/16

Commentary: Group sues over Argenta stream fencing projects ~ Elko Daily Press 3/31/16

Latest: Courts backs domestic sheep reduction near Idaho’s Hells Canyon ~ High Country News 3/21/16

Bighorn ruling could have ramifications on Western grazing ~ The Orange County Register 3/20/16

Get the Cows Out of the Parks: Why Livestock Grazing Should End at Point Reyes National Seashore ~ Counterpunch 3/18/16

Attacking the special-interest loopholes in federal sage grouse plans ~ The Hill 3/14/16

Lawsuit challenges end to federal wolf monitoring ~ Idaho Mountain Express 3/11/16

Group won’t drop suit penalizing trespassing to collect data ~ Casper Star Tribune 3/9/16

Conservation groups plan lawsuit to extend wolf monitoring ~ Oregon Public Broadcasting 3/9/16

Wuerthner: Support protection for wilderness study areas ~ Casper Star Tribune 3/6/16

Bighorn protection plan in Idaho upheld by federal court ~ K Salt Lake 3/2/16

Politics, agency maleficence blamed for Arctic grayling woes ~ Montana Standard 2/25/16

Backlash over cattle grazing on public land hits Point Reyes ~ The San Fransisco Chronicle 2/20/16

No punitive damages against Western Watersheds ~ WyoFile 2/19/16

Groups protest to oppose aerial gunning of wolves in Idaho ~ The Clearwater Tribune 2/15/16

Point Reyes: Lawsuit challenges historic ranching operations at iconic park ~ San Jose Mercury News 2/11/16

Cheney: BLM ‘devoted’ to eliminating all human use of land ~ The Sheridan Press 2/3/2016

Hammonds have history of brushes with law ~ The Register-Guard 1/28/16

Judge hears arguments in landmark data trespass case ~ WyoFile 1/26/16

Wolf management reaching new levels of success in region ~ The Missoulian 1/23/16

Key Things to Know About Federal Land Grazing in the West ~ CNS News 1/21/16

Feds take action after Idaho collars wilderness wolves ~ USA Today 1/20/16

Protesters say they want their wildlife refuge back ~ The Idaho Statesman 1/19/16

Elk collaring project in Idaho wilderness captures wolves by ‘mistake’ ~ Helena Independent Record 1/14/16

Congress should let ranchers relinquish grazing permits ~ The Hill 1/13/16

F&G conducts elk study in wilderness ~ Idaho Mountain Express 1/13/16

Surrounded: Bears hemmed in by cows on public land ~ The Missoulian 1/11/16

Oregon standoff: Who’s really getting hurt by federal grazing laws? ~ LA Times 1/6/16

Conservation groups petition feds to extend wolf monitoring ~ The Gazette 1/6/16

How Oregon ranchers unwittingly sparked an armed standoff ~ LA Times 1/5/16

Court will hear case against data trespass laws ~ Wyofile 12/29/15

Forest Service plan to revive aspen on Monroe Mountain draws controversy ~ The Salt Lake Tribune 12/16/15

Grizzly counting methods face scrutiny as delisting decision nears ~ The Missoulian 12/10/15

Suit would restrict Idaho trapping in Canada lynx habitat ~The Spokesman-Review 10/27/15

Suit seeks to restrict Idaho trapping in Canada lynx habitat ~ KBOI 10/26/15

No Photos, Please ~ onEarth 10/23/15

Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of data trespass laws ~ WyoFile 10/20/15

Nonprofits sue state for data trespass laws ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 10/14/15

Sheep wars rage on in southwest Montana ~ High Country News 10/7/15

Sonoran Desert tortoises won’t get federal protection ~ Arizona Daily Star 10/5/15

There are laws making it illegal to collect data on open land ~ Ars Technica 10/2/15

Groups Say Wyoming Stepped On First Amendment Rights With Data Collection Law ~ Wyoming Public Radio 9/29/15

In Idaho, Historic Sage Grouse Decision Garners Critics And Fans ~Boise State Public Radio 9/23/15

Sage Grouse Decision Presents New Frustrations ~ Oregon Public Radio 9/23/15

Sage Grouse Does Not Need Protection, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Says ~ Boise State Public Radio 9/22/15

Sage Grouse Plan Brings Mix Of Praise And Threat Of Lawsuits ~ Colorado Public Radio 9/22/15

Cheers, boos for Jewell’s sage grouse decision ~ WyoFile 9/22/15

Wyoming takes ag-gag laws one step further ~ Al Jazeera America 9/13/15

Water hearing to be held under protest ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 9/9/15

Conservation Group Says Stream Downgrade Benefits Livestock Industry ~ Wyoming Public Media 9/4/15

More grazing wouldn’t have stopped Soda Fire, BLM says, but it can be a tool to reduce fuels ~ The Idaho Statesman 9/4/15

The Western sagebrush is a backdrop in every epic cowboy movie. Can it be saved? ~ The Washington Post 9/2/15

Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West ~ NPR 9/1/15

Guest Opinion: Boulder-White Clouds wilderness offers more than protection ~ The Idaho Statesman 8/23/15

Grazing leads to blazing ~ Magic Valley Times-News 8/23/15

Op-ed: Vague promises won’t save sage grouse ~ Reno Gazette Journal 8/20/15

DEQ: Oil-fouled Dry Piney Creek is not impaired Jackson Hole News & Guide 8/19/15

State scraps E. coli data ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 8/12/15

Boulder-White Clouds wilderness goes into effect ~ Idaho Mountain Express 8/12/15

Idaho won’t use hired wolf killer in Frank Church wilderness ~ The Missoulian 8/6/15

Idaho’s Ag Gag Law Ruled Unconstitutional ~ National Agricultural Law Center 8/6/15

DEQ’s E. coli ruling is an unsavory move ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 7/29/15

Lawsuit targets cattle grazing in Fremont-Winema National Forest ~ The Oregonian 7/23/15

Western Watersheds protests BLM grouse plans ~ The Idaho Statesman 6/30/15

Suit filed over Copper Basin grazing ~ Idaho Mountain Express 6/24/15

Wildlife Services study proposes few changes ~ Idaho Mountain Express 6/24/15

Western Watersheds group files FOIA lawsuit against U.S. Wildlife Services ~ The Spokesman-Review 6/22/15

Alkali feeding will phase out ~ Jackson Hole News & Guide 6/17/15

Ranchers defy U.S. in grazing parched Nevada lands, environmentalists say ~ Reuters 6/4/15

In the dark in Wyoming ~ The Denver Post 5/30/15

Wyoming legislates to hide pollution ~ Casper Star Tribune 5/30/15

Wyoming acts to discourage citizen scientists ~ High Country News 5/27/15

Controversy lingers at Missouri Breaks in Montana ~ High Country News 5/25/15

Wyoming Fights for the “Right” to Pollute Our Waters ~ Huffington Post 5/22/15

How Taking a Photograph of Old Faithful This Summer Could Land You in Jail ~ ABC News 5/20/15

Wyoming doesn’t want you to know how much cow poop is in its water ~ The Washington Post 5/20/15

Critics Say Wyoming Data Trespassing Law Criminalizes Science ~ Wyofile 5/13/15

Forbidden Data ~ Slate 5/11/15

WildEarth Guardians: DOI’s Bi-State Sage Grouse ‘Conservation Success’ Is ‘Window Dressing’ ~ EnviroNews 5/11/15

University of Idaho won’t graze sheep in disputed areas ~The Missoulian 5/10/15

Rep. Tipton pushes for clarity on grazing on national land ~ Durango Herald 5/4/15

Cows in the canyons: A battle inside Clinton’s monument ~ Deseret News 5/1/15

No Listing for Sierra Sage Grouse Sends Signal Across West ~ The Albuquerque Journal 4/22/15

Former ranch-hand wants to corral ranchers into saving the sage grouse ~ Denver Post 4/12/15

Groups sue U.S. to halt killing of grizzlies near Yellowstone ~ Reuters 4/6/15

Environmentalists sue over Grand Teton grizzly take limit ~ The Spokesman Review 4/7/15

Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts ~ The Denver Post 4/2/15

Elk-feeding protest blasts Forest Service ~ WyoFile 3/31/15

Feds ‘Rolled Over’ for Oil, Greens Say ~ Courthouse News Service 3/31/15

Groups Sue Over Decision Not to Protect Wildflowers in Uinta Basin ~ Natural Gas Intelligence 3/27/15

American billionaires on welfare: The Koch brothers and other ranchers stealing your tax dollars ~ Salon 3/27/15

B-T hit by both sides on Alkali Feedground ~ Jackson Hole News and Guide 3/25/15

Will public-lands ranchers pay more for grazing? ~ High Country News 3/25/15

Environmental groups sue predator control agency in Idaho ~ Observer-Reporter 2/28/15

Second golden eagle in 3 years killed at Nevada wind farm ~ The Desert Sun 2/25/15

Suit challenges Craters grazing ~ Idaho Mountain Express 2/25/15

Second golden eagle found dead at Nevada wind farm ~ Las Vegas Review Journal 2/23/15

Idaho puts forward plan to protect sage grouse habitat ~ The Spokesman Review 2/22/15

Another Eagle Death at Nevada Wind Project ~ KCET 2/18/15

Data trespass debate questions tenor of historic Wyoming laws ~ Casper Star Tribune 2/18/15

Environmental Groups Sue Predator Control Agency in Idaho ~ New York Times 2/13/15

Lawsuit seeks analysis of Wildlife Services ~ Idaho Mountain Express 2/13/15

Lawsuit by conservationists says U.S. agency indiscriminately kills Idaho wildlife ~ Reuters 2/11/15

Environmentalists fight feds to save rare cacti ~ Courthouse News Service 2/11/15

Environmental Groups Sue Federal Agencies Over Idaho Wildlife Killing Programs ~ Boise State Public Radio 2/11/15

Conservationists sue over federal protection for grayling Great Falls Tribune 2/5/15

Park Service kills hundreds of bison despite objections from Native Americans and activists Boulder Weekly 2/5/15

It’s time to move the sheep experiment station ~ The Missoulian 2/5/15

Big cattle, big gulp ~ The New Republic 2/4/15

Latest in Frank Ranches, et al. v. Jonathan Ratner, Western Watersheds Project ~ The Wildlife News 2/3/15

Poll indicates support for public-lands grazing
 ~ Idaho Mountain Express Jan 23, 2015

Environmentalists seeking more protection for sage-grouse ~ The Durango Herald 1/20/15

Griz kill limits challenged in court ~ Jackson Hole News and Guide 1/15/15

No wolves killed in Idaho predator derby ~ Idaho State Journal 1/6/15

Funding-bill riders stop EPA, USFWS efforts ~ Bozeman Daily Chronicle 12/23/14

Environment: Cows versus greater sage-grouse? ~ Summit County Citizens Voice 12/21/14

Wildlife Services to update EA on predator control ~ 
Idaho Mountain Express 12/19/14

Anti-grazing group fights to keep guerilla vibe after court wins ~ Environment & Energy Publishing 12/18/14

Wildlife-Killing Contest a Mistake ~ Idaho Mountain Express 12/17/14

Sparring begins in civil lawsuit alleging trespassing by WWP
 ~ County 10 12/15/14

NDAA is industry give away in West ~ Reno Gazette-Journal 12/10/14

US Forest Service under pressure to stop Idaho wolf derby
 ~ The Columbian 12/2/14

Success! Feds Cancel Idaho’s Disgraceful Wildlife Killing Contest ~ 11/28/14

Conservation groups sue to stop ‘predator derby’ killing of grey wolf ~ Washington Post 11/20/14

Petition filed to protect Yellowstone bison ~ Sioux City Journal 11/20/14

Groups sue over predator derby
 ~ Idaho Mountain Express and Guide 11/19/14

High-stakes suit pits ranchers against water-sampling greens ~ E&E News 11/18/14

Groups push to protect Y’Stone bison
 ~ Jackson Hole News&Guide 11/14/14

Sheep Station in Limbo ~ Twin Falls Times News 11/9/14

Environmental groups warn of lawsuit to protect fisher ~ Helena Independent Record 11/6/14

Group wants environmental reviews ahead of grazing ~ Magic Valley News 10/29/14

Environmental groups eye Idaho sage grouse ruling ~  Capital Press 10/13/14

Wildlife Killing Contests and the Failure of Government
 ~ Huffington Post 10/8/14

Judge Rules against BLM in Grazing Dispute ~ Twin Falls Times News 10/1/14

After Bundy, Ranchers Continue to Bully Federal Government Without Consequence ~ Huffington Post 8/14/14

‘Baaaaaaaad’ Politics ~ Huffington Post 7/7/14

Grazing on federal land under threat because of drought LA Times 6/15/14

Government Plans to Kill the Messenger ~ Huffington Post 5/8/14


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