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Retired oil lease funds donated to environmental, health causes
Great Falls Tribune - Devon Energy is using refunds it received from the government for cancelling oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area of Montana to support land conservation and tribal efforts in Oklahoma.
Missoulian - Since 2002, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation have released 264 captive-bred trumpeter swans. Those birds have resulted in at least 123 successful nesting attempts, resulting in 354 fledgling cygnets.
The Middle Fork Flathead: Source of Wild and Scenic River Act
Outdoor Life - "A free-flowing river is a precious resource. Once we encase it in concrete, it's very difficult to restore."
Jackson Hole News and Guide - A U.S. Court of Appeal's ruling Tuesday about wolves that roam the Great Lakes states could have major implications for grizzly bears 1,000 miles away in the Yellowstone region.
- The federal government has come up with a proposed plan to protect Canada's threatened boreal caribou population, three months after CPAWS took the environment minister to court over the matter.