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A Montana climber injured Saturday while ice climbing in a canyon of the South Fork was rescued Sunday and transported to West Park Hospital, where she is recovering.

Two climbers, Hilary Eisen, 27, of Cody and Echo Oak, 33, of Billings, Mont., were reported overdue about 10:15 p.m. Saturday when they failed to call after dark as planned.

Although the Inspector General’s Office has stated in a report that rounding up wild horses is necessary to control overpopulation, the Bureau of Land Management, the agency responsible for the equines, said the current and costly program is not sustainable.

According to the December 2010 report from the Inspector General, as of October 2010, the bureau was keeping approximately 26,400 horses in longterm holding facilities and 11,400 in short term holding.

Striving to preserve native fish, particularly Yellowstone cutthroat trout, a native fish conservation plan is proposed in Yellowstone.

At a meeting Thursday evening in Cody, Yellowstone Park personnel made their pitch to an audience of 33 that supported the plan for the most part. The plan will, among other things, step up lake trout removal in Yellowstone Lake, but the public wants to see results.

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