U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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.
Environmental Lawsuits
The Center for Biological Diversity is challenging a proposed settlement that would require the Obama administration to consider federal protections for hundreds of imperiled animals and plants. The group  asked a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to put the settlement on hold, saying the deal anno…
The Importance Of Endangered Species
The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service and numerous conservation organizations will observe “endangered species day” on Friday. The purpose is to recognize conservation efforts that are underway across the nation, aimed at helping America’s imperiled species..…
Gray Wolves Go Back To State Control.
The Federal Government officially removed Montana’s wolves from the Endangered Species List. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reissued its 2009 rule which returns wolf management back to Montana and Idaho. Public hunts for hundreds of wolves already are planned this fall in Idaho a…