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Northern Rockies

Committing to Big Ideas: The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA)

Dirk Adams | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Dirk Adams

While Congress has been debating wilderness in Montana for three decades, the Northern Rockies have not stood still. Lynx and bull trout have been listed as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and critical habitat has been designated for them. As a result, litigation over timber sales has increased.

Hundreds Of Wolves Killed In Northern Rockies

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, March 1 (Reuters) - Some 166 wolves were killed in Montana in that state's first hunting season sin...

Crews Rush To Corral Wildfires In Northern Rockies

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Crews facing adverse weather forecasts rushed to bolster protective lines around blazes that have scorched tens of thousands o...

Northern Rockies Wildfire Potential Higher Than Normal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOISE, Idaho — The northwestern United States enter wildfire season with drier-than-normal conditions following a mild winter that left little s...

Wolf Population In Rockies Holding Steady Despite Hunts

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BILLINGS, Mont. — A new tally of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies shows the population held steady across the region in 2009, ending more tha...

Grizzly Bears: Wildlife Officials Ask Conservation Groups To Buy Land For Habitats In Rockies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife officials from the United States and Canada plan to encourage conservation groups to buy key parcels of grizzly bear ...

That Glass is Pretty Full: Why Yesterday's Wolf Ruling is (Mostly) Good News

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Yesterday, a judge gave the Obama Administration a chance to start over in protecting wolves. I hope the president seizes it.

Bush Administration to Strip Wolves of Federal Protection... Except for Wyoming

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

With a viable population of this American icon so close to being a reality, we simply cannot allow the Bush Administration to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as they slink out the door.

Snow In July Mixed Blessing For Northern Rockies

New York Times | Jim Robbins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ST. MARY, Mont. -- With diesel smoke and white powder flying, heavy equipment operators worked furiously to remove enough snow to open the Going-to-th...