GFM Network News

Providing Home Where Buffalo Roam Stirs Battles

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the first time in more than a century, wild buffalo from the nation’s last purebred herd will be permitted to roam free in Montana outside the bounds of Yellowstone National Park. On Jan. 11 government scientists drove 25 bison through ranchlands north of the park and into the wide-open valleys of the Gallatin National […] Read more

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ravaged By Disease – for Oct. 11, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Across the northern Rocky Mountains, bighorn sheep are dying by the hundreds from pneumonia and alarmed wildlife officials are hunting and killing the majestic animals to halt the spread of the disease. Since winter, nine disease outbreaks across five states in the West have claimed nearly 1,000 bighorns, prized as a game animal for the […] Read more

Ruling halts hunting of wolves in Montana, Idaho – for Aug. 30, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes A U.S. judge in Montana on Aug. 5 ordered federal protection under the Endangered Species Act restored to the entire gray wolf population of the Northern Rocky Mountains. The ruling overturns a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision in April 2009 that lifted wolf protections in Montana and Idaho, opening those states to public hunting […] Read more