A bill designed to curb sea lions preying on at-risk fish populations on the Columbia River and select tributaries passed through the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
Two Spokane climbers established a new route in the wilds of Montana.
Monday was a monumental day for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. They officially opened an aviary designed to provide eagles, those which have been severely injured and unable to survive in the wild, with a lifetime of food, protection, and care. Such conditions can result in an eagle living for nearly 50 years, much longer than those exposed to life in the wild.
Six rare, and elusive carnivores were introduced to the North Cascades, Wednesday.
A Montana judge has dismissed a lawsuit from an Idaho mining company that’s fighting to overturn its designation by Montana regulators as an industry bad actor because of pollution tied to its CEO
For anyone who crossed his path in life, Gary Peck was an unforgettable guy. He served four decades as a ski patrol member, patrol trainer and race coach at Mount Spokane. Peck inspired hundreds of people to give their full measure, and have the time of their lives in the process.
Idaho’s steelhead season won’t close as scheduled Saturday.
A young male cougar attacked and killed eight alpacas near Riverside State Park sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
A bill making it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate.
There was a time when businesses in Riggins proudly displayed small signs in their storefront windows proclaiming “Salmon Mean Business.”
Researchers working with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will fly a drone over pygmy rabbit reintroduction sites located in Beezley Hills, Grant County and portions of the Sagebrush Flat Wildlife Area in Douglas County.
The Washington Department of Transportation captured this video of a coyote crossing over I-90, east of Snoqualimie Pass, Wednesday.
Nearly a year ago, Craig Goodwin was driving through Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley when he saw a group of people convened by the side of the road.
It was a chance encounter between Marc Cooke and 926F. The wolf looked as though she could be a dog. It paced about 50 yards off the road where Cooke’s wife spotted the female, closer than most wolves got to human admirers at Yellowstone National Park. The trip was her first time out with her husband to search for the predators.
Local ice climbers headed to the hills this past weekend looking for waterfall ice. Nick Sweeney and Zach Turner drove to Hyalite Canyon in Montana and met up with Ben Ward. Sweeney said the climbing was good although it’s “definitely early season, some thin and brittle ice had to be dealt with. All the classic routes are in good shape to climb.” During the last weekend of November, Chris Celentano and Ben Read adventured in the Idaho Selkirks. The ice was thin but “getting better” Celentano said.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 6.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff will start capturing deer in Northeast Washington in early December and fit them with radio-collars as part of an ongoing predator-prey study that began two years ago.
Want to go snowshoeing? Well, then head to the library.
Flip through any promotional material selling the Spokane lifestyle and one theme quickly emerges. Easy access to nature. As permanent, as baked into our civic being as that backdrop may seem, it’s not.
Three-hundred and forty-three bald eagles were counted on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Tuesday.
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