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Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
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Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
It all began with the tortoise.

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Standoff rancher draws advocates’ ire, supporters’ cheers
To conservative followers, the plainspoken 71-year-old Cliven Bundy is an icon, but conservation advocates characterize Bundy as an outlaw.
Feds to pause killing of beavers after threat of lawsuit
Wildlife Services killed more than 400 beavers in Oregon in 2016 as part of a federal effort to control damage to agricultural fields, timber land and roadways.
Judge Orders Malheur Occupation Leader Ryan Payne Back Into Custody In Oregon
Payne pleaded guilty to conspiracy, a felony, in July 2016, before the refuge trial began.
Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17
Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17
Hundreds of rescue workers are slogging through knee-deep ooze and using long poles to probe for bodies as the search drags on for victims of the mudslides that slammed the Southern California town of Montecito
Storm dumps 18 inches of snow, heavy rain in Sierra Nevada
The winter storm that triggered deadly mudslides in California dumped more than a foot of snow and an inch of heavy rain on the Sierra Nevada
Capitol tree heads back to Montana for possible use in park
Montana-grown U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to be used to help rebuild a historic chalet in Glacier National Park that was destroyed in a wildfire last summer.
Rancher: States, not feds, should manage range lands in West
Cliven Bundy appears to relish the return to the public eye after being set free from federal custody Monday for the first time since early 2016.
Death toll hits 15 in California mudslides; search goes on
Most of the deaths occurred in and around Montecito, a wealthy enclave of about 9,000 people northwest of Los Angeles.
Supreme Court won’t hear suit over prairie dog protections
Land owners heartened by the new plan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; animal activists disagree.
Ex-seasonal firefighter sentenced for igniting another fire
A former seasonal Montana firefighter who acknowledged that he deliberately sparked dozens of wildfires five years ago has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for starting another blaze in 2016