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Feds doubt climate change’s impact on wolverines

  THREATENED SPECIES -- The wolverine, perhaps the coolest critter you've never seen, is threatened, according to considerable research, by global warming that's likely to reduce the snow packs vital ...

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

Idaho adopts wolverine management plan

THREATENED SPECIES -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission last week unanimously approved the nation's first state management plan for sustaining the largest member of the weasel family. The Management ...

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, 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, MAY 9, 2013

State leaders oppose plan to protect wolverines

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- While 25 environmental groups quickly applauded a federal proposal to protect wolverines under the Endangered Species Act last week, officials from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming have declared the ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

25 groups call for protecting wolverines

WILDLIFE -- The Lands Council based in Spokane joined 24 other environmental groups today in calling for the federal government to protect wolverines under provisions of the Endangered Species Act. ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

Wolverine, lynx, fishers studied in Montana

WILDLIFE -- Montana's big Crown of the Continent wilderness areas are providing fertile ground for research on wolverines, lynx and fishers, as you can read in this Missoulian story. This ...

THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2013

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 ...

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2013

Montana debates trapping of threatened wolverines

THREATENED SPECIES -- Montana is taking a controversial stand on trapping of wolverines. Montana FWP says it will oppose federal protection of wolverines The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

Volunteers to be trained for wolverine research

WILDLIFE -- A training workshop will be held Saturday in Sandpoint for volunteers planning to help wildlife researchers monitor wolverines, lynx and fishers in North Idaho this winter. The Friends ...

MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

Vote online to boost North Idaho wolverine study

WILDLIFE RESEARCH -- The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness once again is asking people to vote online before Sunday (Oct. 28) to help the group garner $27,600 in requested grants from Zoo ...

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012

Wolverine kit confirmed in North Cascades

WILDLIFE RESEARCH --  After six years of effort, Methow Valley-based researchers have documented that wolverines have produced kits this spring in the North Cascades south of Highway 20. A remote ...

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 ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

Trail-cam mystery critter identified

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A snowshoe hare is caught in action by a trail cam set high in the Cabinet Mountains for a wolverine research project funded by the Friends of ...

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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