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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2017

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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

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Wolves in the Snake River Pack are seem in a remote camera photo taken Feb. 1, 2017, in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Oregon wolves reach milestone: 8 breeding pairs

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- In nine years, wolves in Oregon have increased from zero to three consecutive years of seven or more breeding pairs, bringing the state into the next stage stage of recovery and eventual delisting from endangered species protections. A “breeding pair” is two...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

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MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016

Grizzly bear recovery zones. (igbconline.org)

Grizzly bear recovery leaders to huddle in North Idaho

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The multi-agency committee responsible for coordinating the recovery of grizzly bears in the continental United States and adjacent Canadian Provinces will meet in the heart of the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak recovery areas this month. The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee's 2016 summer meeting...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016

David Moskowitz is a biologist, author, photographer and outdoor educator.

Living with Grizzly Bears program featured at GU

CRITTERS -- Living with Grizzly Bears, a free program by author, photographer and biologist David Moskowitz, is set for 7:30 p.m. next Sunday, March 20, at Gonzaga University’s Jepson Center. Moskowitz will share photos and stories of his work and travels across landscapes where grizzly...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

A grizzly bear feeds in a Western Montana farm field with a herd of cattle on June 17, 2014.  (Jaimie Johnson)

Grizzly bear at home on the range

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- No cowboys were trying to rope this stray and put their own brand on it Tuesday, for good reason. Western Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson had been sitting in a blind near a fox den before he headed toward home near Lincoln....

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THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014

The wolverine is one of a handful of species the federal government says needs protection because of the effects of climate change on habitat. (Associated Press)

Comments due on Idaho's wolverine plan

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Monday, June 9, is the deadline to comment on the Idaho Wolverine Conservation Plan proposed by the state Fish and Game Department's. The document was released May 19 for a 21-day public review. Wolverines are members of the weasel family. In the...

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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

The wolverine, described as a 30-pound ball of muscle, teeth and attitude, requires vast wild areas to roam and survive. Researchers have been studying wolverines for years in Glacier National Park, one of the species’ last strongholds in the U.S. (File)

Researchers finding more wolverines

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Remote cameras, GPS monitoring and DNA testing continues to reveal more about one of the most secretive of North American carnivores. Montana, Alberta researchers report result of wolverine study A $1.7-million study begun in 2009 by Parks Canada, the Miistakis Institute in...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

Wolverines, described as a 30-pound ball of muscle, teeth and attitude, require vast wild areas to roam and survive. Volunteers are helping researchers document where the carnivores are active in the Inland Northwest.

Protection elusive for elusive wolverine

USFWS again extends comment period on protection of wolverines A dispute on the reliability of conflicting research on wolverines was cited by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its decision to extend by six months the public comment period on a proposal to put...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013

A grizzly bear shakes of snow on Jan. 18, 2012. (Kirsten Pisto)

Alberta ranchers want hunts on problem grizzlies

ENDANGERED SPECIES – Although Alberta grizzly bears are officially a threatened species in recovery mode, ranchers are asking officials to resume hunting at least for the problem bears in the southwestern corner of the province. A grizzly bear recovery plan was initiated in 2008 after...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2013

After checking their first round of rare forest carnivore monitoring stations in the first week of January 2012, Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologists discovered a wolverine had been caught on camera in the Selkirk Mountains of North Idaho.  The biologists have confirmed the wolverine visited the station twice.

Feds propose endangered status for wolverine 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposal listing the wolverine in the lower 48 states as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. See Associated Press story. The agency announced its proposal today, a dozen years after environmental groups...

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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.