In July, a group of senators including John Barasso introduced the Wildland Firefighter Paycheck Protection Act. The motion will ensure the federal government provides funding to continue to recruit and retain wildland firefighters and provide pay increases. Senator Lummis has co-sponsored this movement, saying wildlife firefighters have dangerous jobs and the current pay rate is not enough to incentivise wildland firefighters to stay on the job.
Wildlife workers on Tuesday halted their efforts to capture a grizzly bear that killed a woman over the weekend near Yellowstone National Park after finding no sign of the animal since the day of the attack.
For nearly 20 years, the Lincoln County Weed and Pest District has held the annual “Dyer’s Woad Week,” when children 18 years and younger can pick Dyer’s Woad plants and trade it in for 50 cents per pound.
The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s authorization of the killing of up to 72 grizzly bears on public land just outside of Yellowstone National Park violated federal law.
The Riverton Garden Club has brought color to the city of Riverton for 62 years through many projects and grants. But planting trees and flowers are only a part of what they do. Much of their work has to do with awareness for important causes.
The Commission voted to put $500,000 on-the-ground to fund the 1-25 Buffalo to Kaycee fence modification project to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions. The Commission challenged community and conservation groups to raise additional dollars, to which the Commission committed to match one-to-one up to $250,000. The total project cost is approximately $2.4 million and will benefit wildlife and local communities.
The Bureau of Reclamation monitors the amount of snowmelt that will flow to reservoirs and lakes across the state - that information is invaluable to residents that depend on water for recreation and for irrigation.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds the public that shed horn and antler gathering or unnecessary disturbances of big game animals is prohibited on most public lands west of the Continental Divide between Jan. 1 and April 30.
Findings from a University of Wyoming study examining the farm- and community-level effects of alternative groundwater management strategies in eastern Laramie County will be presented at a workshop Tuesday, May 7, in Cheyenne.
Environmentalists are asking an appeals court to reinstate a rule restricting harmful methane emissions on U.S. lands, at least temporarily. Attorneys for 13 groups on Friday asked a federal appeals court in Denver to block an order by a lower court that halted the regulation.
Wyoming state agencies are providing technical assistance to Lincoln County officials who are experiencing an ongoing landslide in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The landslide has blocked the Greys River Road about 17 miles south of Alpine, Wyoming.
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has just unveiled their Emission Reduction Pilot Program. The first phase focuses on Diesel Emission Reductions using federal grant funds. Qualified applicants include Wyoming State and Local government entities, schools, and industry that have older diesel equipment and/or vehicles.
A new BLM policy seeks healthy sagebrush habitat in the West. These six documents known as “Instruction Memoranda,” give BLM managers and staff guidance for putting sage-grouse habitat management plans into effect at the field level.