Rob Chaney, helenaironline

Rob Chaney


Missoula, MT, United States

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Past articles by Rob:

Magpie Rock fire stable, lightning on the way

The wildfire west of Dixon stood unchanged at 3,539 acres on Monday, with crews reporting 62 percent containment. → Read More

Jogger collides with bear in Glacier

The woman sustained minor injuries and was able to walk back down the trail with the help of friends. → Read More

Jogger collides with bear in Glacier

The woman sustained minor injuries and was able to walk back down the trail with the help of friends. → Read More

Mountain lion? Fox? Night fright reminds Missoula walker of urban wildlife

Mountain lion? Fox? The animal source of the scare remains uncertain. → Read More

How to Cover Climate Change like We’re Covering the Coronavirus

Journalists can learn lessons from coronavirus coverage for the next big health crisis story they'll cover: climate change. → Read More

Ranchers work up tactics to deal with grizzlies

OVANDO — When the sun’s at the right angle, Wayne Slaght can spot grizzly bear tracks on the hard-packed dirt road even when he’s whizzing along in a four-wheeler at → Read More

Border-state senators blast British Columbia on water quality

Senators from every state surrounding British Columbia sent a letter to Premier John Horgan insisting on tougher environmental standards for rivers flowing across the Canadian border into the United States. → Read More

Get outside: Don't underestimate Avalanche Lake

The irony of popularity is how much we overlook the features that make something an A-list destination. → Read More

Tester re-launches Blackfoot-Clearwater bill

BONNER — Citing a decade of groundwork, Sen. Jon Tester has reintroduced his Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act in another attempt to protect wilderness and recreation features around the Bob Marshall → Read More

Bison return to Blackfeet homeland

BROWNING — The Blackfeet Indians have waited a long time for bison to return to their homeland. An extra 12 hours wouldn’t hurt. → Read More

Nesting osprey fend off egg-seeking bear, dive-bombing owl

A black bear got caught on camera trying to climb into an osprey nest, much to the fascination of wildlife watchers worldwide. → Read More

Study finds trust for wildlife agencies, big splits on wildlife value

The way Americans value wildlife has shifted away from hunting and fishing traditions, but wildlife agencies remain one of the most trusted parts of U.S. government. → Read More

RMEF Google ad reinstated after getting bumped for 'animal cruelty'

In what may have set a record for customer scandal/service, Google restored a paid ad from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation it had initially rejected because of animal cruelty issues → Read More

Carcass cleanup tries to stay ahead of grizzlies

After a particularly tough winter, ranchers around grizzly bear country have opportunities to get their weather-killed livestock carcasses picked up before the bears find them. → Read More

Federal appeals court overturns Idaho wolf-killing ruling

A federal appeals court ruled environmental groups can fight for a more thorough analysis of wolf-killing programs in Idaho backcountry, although the decision may not affect government plans to lower → Read More

Climate change is driving refugees to U.S. border, author says

All the walls, predator drones and border agents the United States deploys on the southern border won’t change a key factor driving people from their homes, according to a reporter → Read More

A year out, tension ramps up as we prepare for every-10-year census count

The biggest prize for completing the 2020 U.S. Census is more power in Congress, and Montana may finally be a winner after three decades of disappointment. → Read More

Bullock to create citizen panel to discuss future management of grizzlies in Montana

Gov. Steve Bullock wants a citizen advisory committee to provide ideas for managing grizzly bears, assuming the federal government turns them over to state management soon. → Read More

Appeal delayed on ruling that banned removal of endangered species status for grizzlies

Grizzly bear legal watchers must wait another two months to learn how the federal government plans to appeal a court ruling blocking its plan to remove bears in the Greater → Read More

Case involving neo-Nazi's alleged harassment of Whitefish woman back on track

Attorneys for and against neo-Nazi website owner Andrew Anglin resolved most of their pretrial disputes on Friday after a federal magistrate ordered them to meet face-to-face. → Read More