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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2016

TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2016

A wolverine is seen in Glacier National Park. The wolverine will not be gaining threatened-species status. (Associated Press)

Four states join in wolverine research

WILDLIFE -- A multi-state, multi-agency effort getting underway should greatly improve our regional understanding of the elusive tough-guy of the weasel family. Western states team up on wolverine study: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington state will work together on a multiyear, multistate study of wolverine populations....

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MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2016




Bracken Fern (K. Chayka)

Ferns topic of Native Plant Society talk

FLORA -- “Bracken Fern: The Species and Much More” is the topic of a presentation set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., in Moscow, Idaho. Learn about bracken’s biology, historic uses (including food), and how bracken can...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2016


FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2016


FILE -This Jan. 26, 1998 file photo shows a Mexican gray wolf moving through his new home, a third of an acre pen after being released from a cage in Hannagan Meadows, Ariz. The Mexican government plans to return the rarest of North America's gray wolves to their historic range, and news of the move has prompted a flurry of questions from wildlife managers, ranchers and conservationists in the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said this week it learned of the plan to release a pack of captive-bred Mexican gray wolves during a meeting in July 2009 with Mexican officials. (Jeff Robbins / Associated Press)

Colorado balks at wolf reintroduction 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- As in Washington and Oregon, wolves will have to find their own way back into Colorado. Colorado wildlife commission nixes release of wolves into stateThe Colorado Wildlife Commission voted 7-4 to reject any releases of both Mexican and gray wolves into the...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2016




WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016




TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016


Canada lynx. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Idaho must alter lynx trapping, court says 14 

WILDLIFE -- In a lawsuit filed by animal protection groups, a federal judge has ruled that Idaho’s regulations for trapping furbearers in North Idaho violate the Endangered Species Act by allowing the inadvertent capture of federally protected Canada lynx. Here are details from the Associated...

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MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016


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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.




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