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PNS Daily Newscast - May 18, 2018 


Giuliani says Trump will likely start preparing for a sit-down with Robert Mueller. Also on the rundown: A new report says SNAP changes would require a massive expansion of bureaucracy; and in the West, there's a win for sage grouse.

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Public News Service - WY: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Conservationists are hoping a federal judge in Boise, Idaho will agree that the Bureau of Land Management is not taking a balanced approach to land management by opening up sensitive sage grouse habitat for energy development. (BLM)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Conservation groups say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management broke the law when it approved eight large oil and gas lease sales in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Utah, and filed suit yesterday in federal court. The sales came after the agency rolled back protections for g

Outdoor recreation in Wyoming, including wildlife tourism, generates $1.6 billion in wages and salaries and $514 million in state and local tax revenue. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Up to a third of the nation's wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction, according to a new report. In “Reversing America's Wildlife Crisis,” National Wildlife Federation research shows more than 150 species are already extinct, and 500 more haven't be

Wyoming was a leader in a decade-long effort to conserve sage-grouse habitat that also supports more than 350 other species. (BLM)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A new television and online campaign is calling on the U.S. Department of the Interior to honor a deal made by the federal government to preserve critical sage-grouse habitat. Walt Gasson, a fourth-generation Wyomingite, lifelong hunter and conservationist, stars in the ad.

One group estimates 56 Yellowstone grizzlies died in 2017, the vast majority killed by people.  (Skeeze/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Conservation groups are speaking out against a proposed grizzly bear hunt already set for Wyoming this fall. The hunt is scheduled to take place in areas outside of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Recently, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission directed its staf

Wyoming's sagebrush sea is home to the iconic bird known for its bold mating rituals, as well as elk, pronghorn and golden eagles. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments in Cheyenne Monday on potential changes to sage grouse habitat protection plans finalized under the Obama administration. The Trump administration's efforts could pave the way for more oil and gas development. Gov. Ma

Mule deer herds have declined by 40 percent around the heavily developed gas fields near Pinedale. (Getty Images)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- With hunting season just around the corner, the sportswomen's group Artemis is making the case that keeping habitat viable for the greater sage grouse also will be good for mule deer populations. The group's new report, "Living on Common Ground," co-produced with the National Wil

One in five hunters is a woman, as is one in four of the nation's anglers, but they're rarely leaders of sporting conservation campaigns. (Courtesy of Jessi Johnson)

LANDER, Wyo. – Artemis, a new sportswomen's coalition, was officially launched Wednesday. Founded by women from six Western states, Artemis aims to defend public lands and waters and iconic species, and to develop female leaders in wildlife and land-management fields. Jessi Johnson, the gro

Transferring management of national public lands to the state of Wyoming would be costly, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A new report on the feasibility of transferring the management of some 25 million acres of federal lands to the state of Wyoming said the process would present major financial, administrative and legislative challenges. Cheyenne sportsman Earl DeGroot said the state's hunters and

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