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TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

WSU study: Can grizzlies make use of tools?

WILDLIFE RESEARCH -- Washington State University researchers are learning whether grizzly bears make and use tools. With claws and teeth that can rip open anything from a beer can to beaver dens and ...

MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2014

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014

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 ...

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

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 ...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

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 ...

TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

Harlequin duck, 17, returns to Glacier Park

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A male harlequin duck, known to be at least 17 years old, was recently identified in Glacier National Park by University of Montana researchers and Glacier National ...

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013


Study: Elk rebounding in Bitterroot Valley

WILDLIFE -- Elk numbers in Montana's Bitterroot Valley are up this year mostly because of better calf survival, according to reseachers. This year’s aerial spring count found 7,373 elk in ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013

Will red ribbons deter wolves from livestock?

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Some pro-wolf groups say hanging red ribbons on fences around pastures will protect cattle from wolf attacks.  The theory is getting another test this spring in the ...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

What do you expect from a sage-land species?

USGS study finds sage grouse like undisturbed areas, quiet  A new study led by U.S. Geological Survey biologist Steve Knick has confirmed that sage grouse need undisturbed habitat and solitude ...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

The first year of a wolf, from conception

WILDLIFE -- Northern Rockies gray wolf packs are highly structured socially.   Only the alpha male and alpha female breed. Generally, according to Washington Fish and Wildlife biologists: Mating occurs in January. ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013


Montana revisiting wolf management plan

PREDATORS -- With wolves stacking up in northeastern Washington at an alarming rate, perhaps Washington ought to take a cue from Montana, which has announced plans to review the guidelines set ...

THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2013

Wash. lawmakers pass wolf bills out of committee

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Two of several gray wolf-related bills being considered in the 2013 Washington Legislature have passed out of committee and could be considred by the Senate. Andy Walgamott ...

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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