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A field of science once deemed science fiction has succeeded in giving one of Wyoming’s most famous endangered species another chance at life. On Dec. 10, 2020, a black-footed ferret was born at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in Colorado. An otherwise positive but unexceptional announcement from the conservation…

The group of Cody High School students will use their Smithsonian award for a sage grouse conservation project with the Bureau of Land Management. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Youth Advisory Board has received a grant from the Smithsonian Institution for a conservation project benefitting Cody and northwest Wyoming. The Smithsonian is the…

2020 was far from ideal for most Wyoming residents, but sage grouse took it as an opportunity to hold steady without having to wing it. Wyoming Game and Fish reports their preliminary data – collected with the assistance of hunters – shows sage grouse populations held steady in 2020. For delicate populations under many pressures,…

The millions of tourists Yellowstone sees every year could mean millions of dollars for conservation projects in areas – like Cody – adjacent to the park. The University of Wyoming is one of the institutions involved in a new paper published in the scientific journal Conservation Science and Practice – “Harnessing visitors’ enthusiasm for national…

Governor Gordon shared his thoughts on Wyoming flora and fauna whose federal protections are being evaluated. In a state released by the Governor’s Office, he commented on the two ongoing discussions on two Western species: whitebark pine trees and prairie dogs. Whitebark pine is the highest elevation pine tree in the western United States. It…

Who cares about conversation and environmentalism? We do, apparently. In a joint study led by researchers at the University of Wyoming, Duke University and the University of Rhode Island, 1,800 voters were polled on a myriad of issues, but a special group from 8 western states including Wyoming were focus grouped on issues involving the…

Its always good to be bear-aware, but under current circumstances its even more important. As part of an annual ongoing effort, Wyoming Game and Fish has commenced with the capture and release of grizzly bears throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This is to help scientists and wildlife officials better understand the population dynamics of grizzly…

It’s a battle between two foundations parts Wyoming life. A recently published report suggests that the tidal wave of oil and gas leases in the Bureau of Land Management is limiting your access to hunting across the entire West. The report, published by the National Wildlife Federation, says prime fishing and hunting territory is being…

The fossil fuel industry got a heck of a lifeline thrown their way. In a recent vote, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission agreed to eliminate the current amount of conservation taxes on oil and gas companies for a period of 6 months, ranging from April 1st to September 30th of this year. This…

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…


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