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Montana wolf population estimated at 900, gain of about 50
Wildlife officials say Montana had about 900 wolves in 2017, the 13th consecutive year the state exceeded its recovery goal

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Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing
Environmentalists and Native American groups sued to stop the line.
Officials work to ensure existence of caribou population
Officials say the existence of the two southernmost populations of woodland caribou is in danger
Flooding spreads in eastern Montana as waters recede in west
Driving the widespread flooding is a combination of rainfall and melting snow.
Wyoming to vote on biggest grizzly hunt in lower 48 states
About 700 grizzlies now inhabit the region surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton, up from 136 in 1975.
Agencies warn of cougars following fatal attack on cyclist
Population growth in Oregon has brought more humans into contact with the big cats.
Big mudslide blocks US 395 near Nevada-California state line
The region has been experiencing thunderstorms and heavy rain.
EPA blocks some news outlets from water contaminants summit
The Environmental Protection Agency has blocked The Associated Press and CNN from attending a national summit on harmful water contaminants
California ballot measures could send funds to Lake Tahoe
The California Tahoe Conservancy would be eligible to receive a total of $127 million under both acts.
Montana interstate reopens after flooding closed roadway
Montana authorities have reopened an interstate highway that was temporarily closed in both directions after high water washed out a culvert running underneath it and caused the roadway to crumble
Conservation groups sue to block logging near Yellowstone
Two conservation groups are suing to block a Montana logging project next to Yellowstone National Park