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Arachnophobes beware! Wyoming spider enthusiasts are elated by the sighting of a rare western spider that has never been “officially” seen in the state. The Facebook group Spiders of Wyoming is just that. Members post photos of the spiders they spot across the state for the delight of spider fans.Earlier this month, the group announced…

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…

The B.L.M. is reevaluating its long-term assessment of the Bighorn Basin and asks the public for their opinions on managing the region’s bountiful resources. The Bureau of Land Management Cody and Worland field offices seek input as they evaluate the 2015 Bighorn Basin Resource Management Plan (R.M.P.). It’s the first time the plan has been…

Wyoming Game and Fish is monitoring a national outbreak of another fatal disease that threatens native birds and waterfowl. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is monitoring a national outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has caused die-offs of wild and domestic birds. Highly pathogenic avian influenza – H5N1 or H.P.A.I. – is very…

Blooming flowers are a beautiful sign of troubling trends in Grand Teton National Park as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem “adapts” to climate change. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues impacting the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. While its impact may be too slow to notice, historic data shows that the environment is changing in…

Bighorn Basin residents are encouraged to attend public meetings to discuss the progress and possibilities of the Bighorn River Blueway Trail. The Bighorn River Blueway Trail is a proposed 95-mile river trail that would start at the Wedding of the Waters south of Thermopolis and end at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Lovell. It…

Wyoming Game and Fish captured and relocated nearly four dozen grizzlies in 2021, as growing populations make conflicts and relocations increasingly tricky. On Monday, March 7, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department released its annual grizzly bear captured report. The document contains data on every grizzly captured and relocated by the department last year. In…

It’s a sign of spring in Yellowstone National Park: the first grizzly of the season has emerged from hibernation and is voraciously foraging for food. On Monday, March 7, a pilot supporting Yellowstone National Park wildlife research observed the first grizzly bear of 2022 – an adult walking in a meadow in the west-central part…

A Natrona-based ranch and jerky business has been punished after Wyoming Game and Fish confirmed its product came from poached mule deer and pronghorn. Wyoming Game and Fish announced the resolution to a major multi-year investigation. The owner of the Grazing Hills Ranch is being penalized for poaching Wyoming wildlife to enhance their product. Grazing…

Governor Mark Gordon is at odds with the U.S. Department of the Interior as they begin a review that could change the conservation status of the gray wolf. In a Jan. 31 letter, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Matthew Hogan published an open letter. In the letter, Hogan acknowledges two petitions submitted to…


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