Up near the Continental Divide, cowboys call Zach Turnbull when they find dead stock. It’s his job, through all the guts and gore, to determine if an animal was killed by wildlife and is thus eligible for damage compensation from the state.
In the Owl Creek drainage near Thermopolis, where a rancher and the Game and Fish Department have clashed over wildlife, officials hope an early hunt will protect a wild herd from disease-bearing livestock.
Agreement with the EPA would resolve claims the fertilizer company violated waste and community-protection laws. Simplot would change operations, monitor groundwater and devise a $126-million closure plan.
In response to recent WyoFile article, guest columnist George Wuerthner refutes ranchers’ claims of historic “rights” and argues the health of grizzly bears and rare fish should take priority.
D.C. court won't stop grizzly removals on the Upper Green River while grazing lawsuit wends its way through court.