One year after the historic return of the black-footed ferret to Meeteetse, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, released 13 more of the endangered species on the Pitchfork Ranch.
It all started as a family project 22 years ago. But then the tiny enterprise grew larger than they dared dream. Now a rural Powell business, Diamond Wings Upland Game Birds, LLC, has a seat at the table in a national debate about sage grouse and has a chance to make history.
The Bureau of Land Management says a spark from a citizen’s metal grinder started last year’s Whit Fire west of Cody — and says that person could potentially be held responsible for the millions of dollars that it cost to suppress it.