Rockies Today, Aug. 29
Mountain West News
August 29, 2013 at 11:40AM
Top news links, courtesy of Mountain West News. Montana, Idaho, Wyoming researchers part of Colorado River dam studyMontana State University professor Wyatt Cross, University of Wyoming professor Bob Hall and researchers from Idaho State University were part of a three-year study on the Colorado River, where they tracked aquatic life and how that life changed from where Glen Canyon Dam dumped water into the river and along the miles away from the dam.Billings Gazette; Aug. 29
Annual count in Yellowstone National Park finds 4,600 bisonThe 4,600 bison counted during Yellowstone National Park's annual summer count is about 9 percent higher than the 4,200 found last year, but still just a bit under the 5,000 reported in 2005.Bozeman Daily Chronicle; Aug. 29
Three Montanans nominated for prestigious wildlife conservation awardOn Wednesday, the Indianapolis Zoo announced the names of 39 nominees under consideration for its biennial Indianapolis Prize, which is awarded for international wildlife conservation work, with three Montanans making the list: Montana state Sen. Michael Phillips was chosen for his work with wolves and bison; Montana State University professor Joel Berger for his research on ungulates and wildlife migration corridors; and ornithologist Denver Holt, the founder of the Owl Research Institute in Charlo, who worked last year with Polar Bears International in Canada researching climate change and snowy owls.Bozeman Daily Chronicle; Aug. 29
Montana FWP asks DEQ for more study on proposed copper mineThe public comment period on the Montana Department of Environmental Quality's preliminary approval of Tintina Alaska Exploration's request to explore for copper deposits near White Sulphur Springs closed Tuesday, and among the 4,430 responses filed to that plan was one from the state's Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department, which requested additional review of the proposal due to its concerns about dewatering, and in particular, reduced flows in Sheep Creek.