Outdoors blog archive for Nov. 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011






One of two wolverines photographed by Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department researchers using a motion activated camera at a baited camera station on April 13, 2011 in the Wallowa Mountains. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Wolverine study training volunteers in Sandpoint

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Volunteers with skills to travel deep into the backcountry on skis or snowshoes are being trained for monitoring bait stations involved in an Idaho-Montana wolverine research project. Wolverines are a backcountry-loving secretive member of the weasel family protected by the Endangered Species...

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Members sought for Master Hunters advisory board

HUNTING– The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting letters of interest through Dec. 18 for membership on the department’s Master Hunter Advisory Group. Four positions are open on the 15-member volunteer group, which advises the state on issues affecting the department’s Master Hunter...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011


A gray wolf (Associated Press)

WA wolf management plan likely to be approved

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Despite considerable controversy over the proposed Washington Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, it's likely to be approved this weekend by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Read my previous blog post for links and details. The major point of contention is the...

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MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011



The Lochsa River,  east of Lewiston, is a beautiful river that offers outstanding whitewater and borders a huge wilderness area. Hikers and horses cross a bridge and step into a wilderness complete with grizzlies and packs of wolves.

Lochsa land exchange flush with challenges

PUBLIC LANDS -- A public open house meeting is scheduled Tuesday in Grangeville to help the public understand a new proposal in the controversial Upper Lochsa Land Exchange involving national forest and private timberlands in Idaho. The new proposal to protect timberlands west of Lolo...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2011


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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.





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