Conservation

Want to keep your teenager out of the house this summer? Give them to Yellowstone. The Park is now recruiting for the 2020 Youth Conservation Corp, a residential work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18. Corps members work together with National Park Service staff to complete a…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants to recognize youth who have made significant contributions to the outdoors. The department is accepting nominations for its newly-created Wyoming Youth Conservationist of the Year. The award honors a Wyoming resident 18 years or younger who has demonstrated leadership and accomplishment in any aspect of conservation, either individually…

A committee charged with shaping Wyoming’s policies for safeguarding wildlife migration is asking Governor Mark Gordon for an executive order that will keep designated routes largely unscathed. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the eight-person group–which was chosen by Gordon–met for the final time last Tuesday in Pinedale and agreed unanimously to ask…

A judge barred the Trump administration on Tuesday from acting on the recommendations of an energy advisory panel that was created to make it easier to extract fossil fuels from public lands and waters. The Billings Gazette reports that U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy sided with a Montana-based conservation group that alleged the Royalty Policy…

As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct grizzly bear capture operations in areas of northwest Wyoming beginning this spring and continuing through early fall. Game and Fish is committed to monitoring grizzly bears and demonstrating recovery to…

The Wyoming Water Development Commission and Washakie County Conservation District will hold a public meeting today, March 19th at the County Extension Office. The meeting will concern the Worland Area Trails Master Plan and the Lower Hanover Canal Pathway. In addition, Tori Dietz, Director of the Washakie County Conservation District — stated that the consulting…

The Super Tag Raffle has raised more than $3.7 million for big game management and wildlife conservation in Wyoming. Since it was established by the Wyoming Legislature in 2014, it’s been a boost to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department fund that supports wildlife conservation projects. “Maintaining Wyoming’s world-class hunting is not getting any easier…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently selected a new statewide sage grouse and sagebrush biologist. Leslie Schreiber, who currently serves as the Greybull wildlife biologist, will guide Game and Fish’s conservation strategies and research on the sagebrush landscape starting November 1. Schreiber brings a strong background in research and coordination from leading the Cody…

An audio version of this news available here. In a report from the Northern Wyoming Daily News, BLM Fire Management Officer Rich Zimmerlee stated that the 7 fires that kept Big Horn County, Washakie County and Bureau of Land Management fire personnel busy over the past weekend are under investigation. The fires began Thursday evening…

An audio version of this news available here. Wendy Corr starts our newscast with a story on Spring Burning. A lesson in caution when it comes to spring burning. A grass fire that got out of control threatened the home of a Fremont county woman, who was alerted to the danger by a passerby who…


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