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This newborn bison calf is getting his first taste of mother’s milk, the early milk, called colostrum, that will help provide essential growth…

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Harvesting an elk can provide a year’s supply of very healthy meat.

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Wild rice, or manoomin in Ojibwe, is sacred to Indigenous peoples in the Great Lakes region because it’s part of their creation story and because for centuries, even a handful made a difference between life and starvation during harsh winters. But changing climate, invasive species, and pollution are threatening the plant, even as its cultivated sibling rises in popularity nationwide. Those threats make it crucial to teach young tribe members to harvest wild rice respecting both the rituals and the environment. That’s what the Leech Lake Tribal College was doing last week in north-central Minnesota, taking students ricing for the first time on the vast waterway.

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A ranching group and state officials have asked a federal panel to reverse the Biden administration’s decision to expand bison grazing on public lands in central Montana as part of a vast nature reserve. Federal officials last month approved a request by the group American Prairie to graze bison on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property south of Malta. The Montana Stockgrowers Association said Monday it was appealing the decision to the U.S. Interior Department hearings division. Gov. Greg Gianforte and Attorney General Austin Knudsen also filed appeals. They want the land used for livestock, not wildlife. American Prairie's long-term goal is to piece together a 5,000 square mile reserve on public and private land.

Much consideration is given to which plants to add to a landscape. That’s understandable, as homeowners want to choose plants that will thrive…

Two public meetings to inform people about how the Idaho Department of Fish and Game manages fish and wildlife in Custer and Lemhi counties ar…