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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2018 


Students send a stern message to President Trump on guns. Also on our nationwide rundown: One expert's view of why canceling student-loan debt would boost the economy; plus the Trump budget calls for a 90-percent cut to a decades-old public lands program.

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Sage grouse conservation efforts benefit species such as the sagebrush sparrow, above, according to new research.(Domonic Sherony/flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – The sage grouse is a big topic of discussion on lands in the West, but a new study says some other birds might get protection underneath the grouse's feathers. Researchers found three songbirds that live alongside the grouse have benefited from efforts to conserve sagebrush

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team estimates there are about 700 bears in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. (Ny/flickr)

HELENA, Mont. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to delist the grizzly from the endangered species list could disconnect the species' habitat and open the bears up to game hunting, according to comments on the plan from states including Montana. Conservationists in Montana are worried

The public comment period ends Friday, July 15, on a proposal to transfer the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. (Buffalo Field Campaign)

PABLO, Mont. - This week is the public's last chance to weigh in on proposed legislation to transfer management of the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The Bison Range Working Group holds a community meeting tomorrow night in the town of Pablo, and the online publ

A Montana bear expert will share his expertise at an international conference on bears this week in Alaska. (skeeze/pixabay)

MISSOULA, Mont. - Bears face serious threats worldwide and most of them are caused by humans. This week hundreds of experts on bears from more than a dozen countries will swap ideas at a conference of the International Association for Bear Research and Management in Anchorage, Alaska. Russ Talmo,

The feds are condemning a court decision that could force them to reconsider their decision not to list the wolverine as an endangered species. (Conservation Northwest Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project)

BILLINGS, Mont. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is denying politics played a role when it went against the recommendations of its own scientists and decided not to grant endangered species status to the wolverine. Last week a judge ruled the agency has to reconsider the recommendations of its

Conservation groups are fighting to remove a dam in Southeastern Montana in order to save the endangered pallid sturgeon. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

GLENDIVE, Mont. - The public has a little over a week left to offer opinions about the fight to save an ancient species of fish from localized extinction on the Yellowstone River in Southeastern Montana. The endangered pallid sturgeon has survived for millennia, and individual fish can live 60 ye

A petition is online to protect gray wolves on the perimeter of Yellowstone National Park. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. - Protected gray wolves from Yellowstone National Park are being trapped or shot once they step over the border into Montana and Idaho, so wildlife groups have launched a petition to stop it. The nonprofit Endangered Species Coalition started an online petition Wednesday ca

The greater sage grouse received additional protections in 2015, and conservation groups say there are more efforts to come in 2016.(twildlife/iStock)

LEWISTON, Mont. - Montana conservation groups are celebrating a victory in the movement to protect the greater sage grouse and planning additional efforts in 2016. The recent federal spending bill renewed the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and what it didn't include is just as important riders th

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