Local stakeholders are taking another stab at sage grouse protections in Wyoming, re-drawing a draft map for the third time, and they want public input.
A third of developable land is protected under conservation easements in Teton County. What does that look like across Wyoming?
New imaging shows the volcanic systems underground, and researchers found a huge eruption isn’t likely anytime soon.
Officials say harm can be mitigated, but conservationists worry the birds’ mating grounds could still be impacted.
Their habitat – big, wide open sagebrush landscapes – is popular for ranching, energy development and even the occasional wildfire.
Usually around 200 pronghorn make the journey each spring. But this year, officials estimate it was likely roughly 25.
Experts say we may be seeing more ticks because so many mule deer and pronghorn died off this winter, so the creepy crawlers need new hosts.
In Wyoming, advocates say limiting energy development is key to maintaining a healthy sagebrush habitat for the birds.