Posts Categorized: Rocky Mountains and Great Plains

Prairie dogs, © Rob Englehardt

Gaining Ground »

Restoring prairie dogs to Thunder Basin National Grassland is helping to lay the groundwork for bringing back other endangered species.

Black-footed ferret, © Kylie Paul/Defenders of Wildlife

Black-footed Ferrets in the Centennial State »

Progress for the endangered black-footed ferret has been slow, with several setbacks along the way. But in the Centennial State, biologists, agency officials, landowners and nonprofits like Defenders are working together to forge a future for these imperiled animals.

Grizzly bears, © Todd Mintz

Grizzly Bear Recovery in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem – It’s Complicated »

The Service recently announced it is taking additional time to conduct a thorough assessment of threats facing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bear population before issuing a draft delisting proposal. Initially expected this spring or summer, we likely will not see a delisting proposal for Yellowstone bears until the end of this year, after the Service has had time to conduct this analysis.