U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wanted – Sage Grouse Protectors – Annual Salary at $100,000
This from the Associated Press.......
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — State officials are planning to hire five full-time employees this summer to protect a bird species that's a candidate for the federal endangered species list.
Montana plans to spend about $500,000 annually on the salaries for at least five ne…
Feds Propose Caribou Habitat Safeguards In N Idaho
Nearly 600 square miles of federal, state and private land in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington is due to be designated critical habitat for dwindling woodland caribou.
Tuesday's announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service came after environmental groups including the Center for Biolo…
Hundreds Of Plants, Animals Up For New Protections
The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark — from the melodic golden-winged warbler, to the slimy American eel and the tiny Texas kangaroo rat...
Oiled Wildlife Hotline … Call In If You Spot Any
If you spot  oiled wildlife (from the spill near  billings)  there is a hot-line that you can call in to report it.  The free hot-line was set up by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  to aid wildlife spill responders in locating potentially affected animals...
Illegal Eagle Trafficking Case
An investigation into illegal trafficking of eagle and migratory bird feathers and remains has led to federal charges against three Montanans.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 51-year-old William E. Hugs Sr.; his son, 22-year-old William E. Hugs Jr., and 33-year-old Ernie Lemuel Stewart pleaded n…
Bear Encounters
There have been a half-dozen encounters between grizzly bears and humans reported in Montana this month alone.
Most of those encounters didn't turn out well for the bears, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Four times, the grizzlies were shot and killed.

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