Source: Matthew Daly, Associated Press June 7, 2017
WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted.
While the federal government has a responsibility under the Endangered Species Act to protect the ground-dwelling bird, “we also have a responsibility to be a good neighbor and partner,” Zinke said.
Source: Helena Independent Record February 1, 2017 By: Rob Chaney, The Missoulian
MISSOULA – Montana Sen. Steve Daines has been appointed chairman of the Senate’s subcommittee on National Parks. The panel has oversight of the National Park System, Wild and Scenic River System, National Trails System, historic sites, military battlefields and the Land and Water Conservation Fund reports to the Senate’s Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Republican Daines also sits on Public Lands, Forests and Mining, and Subcommittee on Energy.