An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in south-central Idaho in favor of non-native plants to increase forage for livestock.
A grizzly bear was euthanized after it killed three calves and injured three others on one ranch in Montana. Just eight days before this another grizzly bear was euthanized 85 miles away for similar depredations.
Former CEO for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Wayne Pacelle, is at odds with his previous employer after HSUS sided with organizations representing farmers and ranchers in the debate on wild horses.
Local, state and federal officials along with conservation groups and logging interests have to find common ground to reduce increasingly destructive wildfires in the U.S. West, Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday.
Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates.