PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2018 

Jared Kushner is finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: A new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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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

Montana's fish and wildlife got a boost as the Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to be approved as part of the omnibus spending bill in the U.S. Congress. (TPS Dave/Pixabay)

HELENA, Mont. - The Land and Water Conservation Fund is back from the dead, at least temporarily, because Congress included it in the omnibus spending bill that is supposed to get a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives today. The 50-year-old program takes millions in royalties paid by oil and

A grizzly mother and cub. Credit: Sierra Club

HELENA, Mont. - The grizzly bear population in the greater Yellowstone region is dropping quickly, going from an estimate of 747 last year to 714 this year, a six percent drop. The numbers came out in a recent meeting of the Yellowstone subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. Dr. D

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has researched the feasibility of restoring wild bison in the state and found it's a possibility. Credit: National Park Service

MISSOULA, Mont. - Most Montanans have seen bison, but they probably don't realize the animals they see aren't wild. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has researched re-establishing wild populations, and today is the final day to offer input and expertise. Steve Woodruff, a senior policy manager for

A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

HELENA, Mont. – When it comes to keeping small streams and wetlands clean, there's little controversy among hunters and anglers. A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Da

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