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Wyoming Game and Fish’s annual gray wolf management report reaffirms that Wyoming has gone above and beyond recovery parameters for the gray wolf in the state. Wyoming Game and Fish has published its 2021 Wyoming Gray Wolf Monitoring and Management annual report. Once again, the department emphasizes that Wyoming wolves are fully recovered and beyond…

As part of the Endangered Species Act, grizzly bear populations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are monitored by biologists from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST). IGBST will conduct its pre-baiting and trapping operations inside of Grand Teton National Park from May 1 to July 15th this year. Established in 1973, the IGBST monitors…

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Idaho men have been sentenced to jail time and banned from hunting for years after pleading guilty to poaching a grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said in a press release that Rex Baum, 79, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with…

The Biden Administration is upholding the Trump Administration’s delisting of wolves, which will have a definite impact on wildlife conservation in Wyoming. In late October 2020, the gray wolf was removed from the Endangered Species List. Without federal protections, management of wolf populations falls to state agencies like Wyoming Game and Fish. NPR reports that…

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…

The Trump Administration has officially removed protections for the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act, ending nearly half a century of federal protection. The Administration announced the decision Thursday, in conjunction with several conservation partners who agree the wolf populations have recovered and are stable in all states where they exist. “Today’s action reflects…

Recent incidents between hunters and grizzly bears are now under the joint investigation of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Two incidents occurred in Northwest Wyoming within a few days of each other, and both resulted in human injury and the death of the grizzlies involved. The first…

Governor Mark Gordon testified before the US Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works to support Senator John Barrasso’s position that states should have more authority under the Endangered Species Act. Senator Barrasso introduced Governor Gordon not only as an experienced politician with a strong record of transparency but also as a ranch owner and…

The U.S. Geological Survey is going on a bear hunt. As part of their ongoing protection under the Endangered Species Act, the USGS and National Park Service will be working in conjunction with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team to undertake a number of pre-baiting and scientific capture operations within the boundaries of Yellowstone National…


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