Outdoors

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014

Lawsuit filed to protect lynx from Idaho traps

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit today against the governor of Idaho and other state officials to halt trapping that can harm or kill Canada lynx, one of the rarest cats ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Court asked to speed up Canada lynx recovery work

THREATENED SPECIES --  Wildlife advocates want a federal judge to force the government to move more quickly on a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx, according to this story just moved by ...

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014


Statistics to help Montana count wolves

PREDATORS -- The bottom line is that state's can't afford to continue spending millions of dollars to monitor wolf populations. There has to be an easier more affordable way. Montana ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014

Wandering wolf, OR-7, and new mate have pups

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The speculation is over on whether Oregon's famous radio-collared wandering wolf has a mate. OR-7 and its mate have produced pups, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed.  ...


WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

Montana may curtail hunting of sage grouse

HUNTING -- Here's some disturbing news from Montana, which we might have considered to be the "last best place" for sage grouse: With preliminary results from Montana’s spring surveys showing ...

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

OR-7 may have found a wolf mate

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- OR-7, a wolf originally from northeast Oregon, may have found a mate in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. In early May, ...


Endangered species issues stacking up in West

WILDLIFE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a heaping plate of critter issues to consider across the country, with some very high-profile portions centered in the West: Western states ...


FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

Wyoming wolf quota increase fires up debate

PREDATORS -- Few of the dozens of outfitters and conservationists who showed up for a Wyoming Game and Fish Department wolf meeting Wednesday saw eye to eye, or approved of the ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

California to consider listing wolf endangered

ENDANGERED SPECIES --  A state board is considering endangered species status for the gray wolf endangered species status, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus. ...

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

Biologist to speak on Idaho bull trout

COEUR d’ALENE SPORTSMEN’S BREAKFAST Tuesday, April 15 at 6: 30 a.m. Breakfast.. $7.50 includes tax and gratuity Lake City Senior Center, 1916 N. Lakewood Dr., Coeur d’Alene Tom Whalen, Senior Conservation Officer will ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

Sign up: Hanford Reach wildflower tours

NATIVE PLANTS -- Spring wildflower tours at Hanford Reach National Monument have proved so popular, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doubling the number of tours this year -- and asking people ...

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

Rich Landers

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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. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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