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Montana ranchers fine with bison, not with management plan

February 1, 2011

Last month, 25 bison were driven north of Yellowstone National Park as part of a plan to increase tolerance for them on public lands, and to give them more room to roam during the winter months when the animals seek lower, less-snowy ground where they can graze.

Although not a complete...

Wilderness policy draws fire from Wyo. governor, ranchers

January 19, 2011

The Wyoming governor and public lands ranchers wrote separate letters this week slamming a new Interior Department policy reaffirming the use of temporary wilderness protections on public lands.

In response, the agency went on the offensive with an e-mail to media this afternoon...

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January 13, 2011

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Medusa head taking over rangelands, threatening grazing

November 15, 2010

New research suggests that an invasive plant called Medusa head will keep taking over rangelands in the West, vastly reducing the grazing potential for livestock as well as wildlife.

The study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Arid Environments confirmed the hypothesis that...

Ranchers fear latest brucellosis plan would be costly

November 10, 2010

he state of Montana's latest plan to protect cattle and domestic bison herds from contracting brucellosis was met with skepticism by a room full of ranchers in the public library here Tuesday afternoon.

The plan would require ranchers in parts of Gallatin, Madison, Park and Beaverhead...

Pack of politicians takes aim at wolf protections

October 19, 2010

U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, who manages a ranch outside Billings, Mont., knows quite literally what it means to have the wolf at the door: Several years ago, a single wolf got into his pasture and killed 51 prized cashmere goats.

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