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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 in the United States. The lawsuit charges Gov. Butch Otter, the...

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 the Associated Press. The U.S. government declared the snow-loving big cats a threatened...

FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014

Canada lynx trapped in Cabinet Mountains

Two trappers in Idaho’s Cabinet Mountain range had an unexpected catch last week. The snarling critter they had live-trapped was slightly smaller than a bobcat, with tufted ears and big, furry feet. It was Canada lynx, a rare and secretive forest cat. The trappers called...

MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

Lynx critical habitat could be protected; reaction varies

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a revision in the critical habitat designation the Canada lynx, which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The proposal would designate more than 41,000 square miles within the states of Maine,...

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

Delay in lynx recovery spurs federal lawsuit

PREDATORS – Wildlife advocates have asked a federal court to force the government to come up with a recovery plan for Canada lynx 13 years after the snow-loving wild cats were declared a threatened species. A lawsuit filed Thursday alleges the long delay by the...

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

Lynx shows up at wolverine bait station

WILDLIFE RESEARCH -- Although they're trying to document the presence of wolverines, getting good snapshots of a Canada lynx still made the day for volunteers monitoring bait stations for the wolverine research project trail cams in North Idaho last week. The photo comes from a...

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

Canada Lynx Sighted on Salmon-Challis National Forest

WILDLIFE -- Idaho Fish and Game biologists confirmed a recent sighting of a Canada lynx on the Salmon-Challis National Forest. The sighting is the first direct evidence of lynx presence on the forest since 1991. Idaho Fish and Game collected hair and scat samples from...

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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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