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Conservation groups sue to block logging near Yellowstone
Two conservation groups are suing to block a Montana logging project next to Yellowstone National Park

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Trump mining pollution rule change challenged
There is a long legacy of taxpayer-funded mine cleanups at many sites where companies went bankrupt and abandoned polluted sites.
Idaho wildlife officials approve limited grizzly bear hunt
Idaho wildlife officials approve limited grizzly bear hunt
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered Species List
Man rescued from Montana floodwaters as waters keep rising
Occupants of about 800 Missoula houses were under warning that they may have to evacuate.
Yellowstone bison population expected to be around 4,200
A Yellowstone National Park official says the number of wild bison in the park this year will likely be manageable after years of overpopulation
US to seek end to protections for Montana bears this fall
U.S. wildlife officials expect to release a proposal this fall that would remove federal protections for grizzly bears in northwestern Montana, home to the largest grizzly population in the Lower 48
Interior Department proposes bighorn sheep protections
The BLM is taking public comments on the proposed mineral withdrawal for the herd’s range through July 25.
Western Montana braces for highest waters in decades
High waters could linger for the next three or four weeks on the Clark Fork, the Bitterroot River, the Blackfoot River and areas around Seeley Lake.
Flooding recedes, but warm weather will cause more runoff
The spring flooding in parts of Montana has receded, but forecasters warn it's a temporary reprieve as warm temperatures melt the snowpack at higher elevations
Montana wildlife officials relocate 2 grizzly bears
Montana wildlife officials have relocated two grizzlies to get them away from residential areas and livestock
Forest Service has more cash to fight catastrophic wildfires
The wildfire season has become longer and wildfires themselves more destructive in the last several decades.

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