After a 35-day government shutdown at the end of 2019, Congress approved a spending package to fund the federal government for the next fiscal year. Part of this package included $1.38 million for Wildlife Services (WS) to hire employees responsible for nonlethally reducing conflict between predators and livestock in 12 states.
Regional landowners lead an effort to improve compatibility between healthy grizzly bear populations and healthy ranching communities.
MADISON COUNTY—Over the past decade, Montana has become the home of a conflict few places in the United States see: protecting and fostering agricultural interests while at the same time protecting threatened carnivore species, most centrally wolves and grizzly bears.
A truck and trailer carrying 223 pigs rolled over on Montana Highway 84, mile marker 6.8, at approximately 2:12 p.m. on March 22, causing an extended highway closure.