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Wyoming sues over feds’ tardiness on grizzly delisting decision

A Gov. Mark Gordon-led petition targeting the U.S. Department of Interior is intended to compel action on the state’s earlier petition. Ultimately, the goal is for Wyoming to gain control over — and hunt — its grizzly bears.   By…

Hageman introduces bill to delist Yellowstone grizzlies

By Stephen Dow Cody Enterprise Via- Wyoming News Exchange CODY — New legislation from Congresswoman Harriet Hageman (R-Wyoming) could direct U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to remove the Yellowstone area’s grizzly bears from the federal endangered species list….

Grizzly ‘delisting’ back on the table as feds reconsider state management

By Mike Koshmrl, Federal wildlife officials on Friday morning announced they will again consider surrendering management of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, giving jurisdiction to the states. The news came in the form of a “90-day finding” in…

Avian flu suspected of killing carnivore in Wyoming 

By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — The first suspected case of avian flu killing a mammal in Wyoming has been sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife lab for verification. A red fox, one…

Groups challenge Bridger-Teton grizzly ruling

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A legal standoff over grizzly bear killings in Bridger-Teton National Forest will continue as conservation groups challenge a recent court ruling that sided with federal officials and local ranchers….

Wolverines once again proposed for Endangered Species Act protection

JACKSON (WNE) — Wolverines are once again proposed to be listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. That’s the result of a Wednesday ruling in federal court that marked the latest swing in a decades-long see-saw over the mustelids’…

Gordon backs Barrasso’s Endangered Species Act amendments

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon testified to a congressional committee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday in support of legislation amending the Endangered Species Act that its proponents say would give…

Will wolves be delisted this time around?

Wolf management practices and the protected status of wolf populations in the Lower 48 states are again in the news this week. U.S. wildlife officials are planning to lift protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states. In November…