Sublette County, WY – A new effort using oil and gas money aims to reduce collisions between wildlife and vehicles in western Wyoming.
Wildlife biologists say the area around Trappers Point has some of the highest numbers of wildlife-vehicle collisions in the state as thousands of deer, elk, antelope and moose move through key migration corridors in Sublette County each year.
Laramie, Wy – Environmental and animal rights groups are suing the federal government in hopes of restoring endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the region's 1,500 wolves from the endangered list in March, turning over management responsibilities to state officials in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. The lawsuit alleges those states lack adequate laws to ensure wolves are not again eradicated from the region.
Laramie, Wy – A Republican candidate for Congress agrees that problems with ozone and wildlife declines in areas where heavy industry is occurring is troubling. Mark Gordon puts most of the blame on the pace of development. He says it has been allowed to move to quickly, with not enough attention on science. Gordon says one problem is that it has been difficult to determine what data is accurate and what is not. He would like to see federal officials make their data more available.