US Fish and Wildlife http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming wind farms take a toll on eagles http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-wind-farms-take-toll-eagles <p>Wyoming wind farms have killed more than 30 eagles in the last five years, according to a <a href="http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.3356/JRR-12-00019.1" target="_blank">new study</a> by several U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists. That’s more than any state except for California -- and that’s despite Wyoming having relatively few wind turbines.<br><br>Brian Millsap is one of the study’s authors. He says it’s hard to say why Wyoming wind farms account for such a disproportionate percentage of eagle deaths. One explanation is that the state simply has more eagles than other places.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:26:37 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 47075 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming wind farms take a toll on eagles Regional conservation effort will benefit trumpter swans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/regional-conservation-effort-will-benefit-trumpter-swans <p>Wildlife interest groups and agencies in Wyoming and Idaho are working to increase the populations of trumpeter swans in the region. Loss of habitat has limited numbers within the species. The Teton Regional Land Trust is working with the Wyoming Wetland Society, local offices of US Fish and Wildlife Services, and the Idaho Fish and Game departments to build a nesting colony in Teton valley.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 23:00:01 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 40215 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Regional conservation effort will benefit trumpter swans New report seeks to help states protect sage grouse http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-report-seeks-help-states-protect-sage-grouse <p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a report that’s meant to help states figure out how to protect sage grouse and keep them off the endangered species list.&nbsp;</p><p>Bob Budd with the Wyoming Wildlife Natural Resource Trust helped put the report together. He says the document provides information about the key threats to sage grouse, but leaves it up to states to develop or revise their conservation plans.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:17:56 +0000 Willow Belden 38703 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New report seeks to help states protect sage grouse Ranchers may receive assurances in exchange for sage-grouse conservation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ranchers-may-receive-assurances-exchange-sage-grouse-conservation <p></p><p>The&nbsp;U<span style="line-height: 1.5;">S&nbsp;Fish and Wildlife Service has announced&nbsp;a new plan that would give farmers and ranchers certain legal protections, if they undertake sage-grouse conservation efforts.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:25:24 +0000 Sara Hossaini 37058 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ranchers may receive assurances in exchange for sage-grouse conservation Enviro groups plan to sue to protect boreal toads http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/enviro-groups-plan-sue-protect-boreal-toads <p>Various ecological groups in the Rocky Mountain region have joined together to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to list the boreal toad as endangered.</p><p></p><p>Once populating much of the coniferous forests of the Western United States, the boreal toad’s numbers have plummeted in the last two decades. Currently, the amphibian is only found in 1% of its original breeding area in the Southern Rockies.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:24:13 +0000 Luke Hammons 36166 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Enviro groups plan to sue to protect boreal toads Wyoming wolves removed from Endangered Species List http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-wolves-removed-endangered-species-list <p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing wolves from the Endangered Species List in Wyoming. The animals had almost died out before being added to the list in 1970s, but the population has since rebounded.</p><p>Today’s announcement means Wyoming – not the federal government – will manage wolf populations. The state will allow the animals to be shot on sight as predators in most places, and will require hunting licenses in a few areas. Wolf hunting season is set begin October first.</p><p>The governor’s office says Wyoming’s management plan will ensure that wolves don’t die out.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:57:51 +0000 Willow Belden 29444 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming wolves removed from Endangered Species List Report says how to avoid sage grouse listing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/report-says-how-avoid-sage-grouse-listing <p>Conservation groups are welcoming a federal report spelling out how sage grouse should be managed in 11 Western states to avoid new federal protections.<br>&nbsp;<br>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's draft report advises the states and federal land management agencies to act immediately to stop the loss of sage grouse habitat and populations.<br>&nbsp;<br>The Fish and Wildlife Service announced in 2010 that sage grouse deserved protection under the Endangered Species Act. The agency pledged to make a final listing decision by late 2015.<br>&nbsp; Sat, 25 Aug 2012 00:02:17 +0000 The Associated Press 29092 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Report says how to avoid sage grouse listing