Laramie, Wyo. – The Obama Administration has backed away from its controversial Wild Lands policy issued in late December. That policy affirmed the Bureau of Land Management's responsibility to protect wilderness on public lands -- and it provoked strong negative reactions from the energy industry and from a number of Western governors, including Wyoming Governor Matt Mead.
Casper, Wyo. – The North Platte River through Casper will rise over the next several weeks as federal water managers release more water from upstream reservoirs to make room for spring runoff from record mountain snows.
Stewart Anderson is emergency management coordinator for Natrona County. He says the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation told the county Wednesday it will gradually increase releases from Gray Reef Reservoir, upstream from Casper.
Helena. Mont. – Federal agencies have come up with a strategy meant to protect whitebark pine trees in Yellowstone National Park and surrounding forests.
The whitebark pine's presence helps biodiversity in inhospitable environments and its seeds are an important food source for many species, including grizzly bears. But the tree is threatened by insects and diseases.
The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee on Tuesday released its strategy that aims to restore the whitebark pine.
Laramie, WY – With temperatures warming across the state, the National Weather Service's Riverton office is warning of sharp increases in runoff late this week for nearly all of central and western Wyoming.
Jackson, WY – This week a number of counties are fearful that rising temperatures will bring about serious flooding. In an effort to get in front of the situation in Teton County Sheriff's Deputies on Monday warned residents living in flood-prone areas that rapid melting of a record snow-pack could compromise levees protecting their property from the Snake River. Rebecca Huntington reports.