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UM hosts Columbia River Treaty conference

As Canada and the United States start negotiations over the Columbia River Treaty, the University of Montana will host a conference to discuss the future of rivers flowing through western Montana.
FILE - In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a blacklegged tick - also known as a deer tick. Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or something else can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to catch the disease early, using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood. (James Gathany / AP)

Beware of ticks: a presentation

With spring fast approaching, it’s a good time to renew your knowledge – and fear – of ticks. The March science cafe presentation “Beware of Ticks” is scheduled Wednesday, hosted by the INCS.

Jake Hood of Silver Bow Fly Shop releases a redband trout Wednesday while fishing the Spokane River with David Moershel. The anglers caught fish drifting nymphs as well as stripping streamers. The river closes to fishing on March 15 for the trout spawning period, reopening in June. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Simplified statewide fishing rules go into effect in July

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 1:31 p.m.

New simplified fishing rules will go into effect throughout Washington in July. Changes in season-opening dates call for the majority of rivers and streams to open the Saturday before Memorial Day and stay open through Oct. 31, unless otherwise noted, said Steve Thiesfeld the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s inland fish program manager.
In this Nov. 14, 2017, photo, Dave Strickland and Troy Malcolm repair equipment on board the fishing vessel Ashlyne at the Warrenton Marina in Warrenton, Oregon. Across the industry, businesses have struggled to attract new employees. (Colin Murphey / AP)

Industry leaders search for next generation of fishermen

John Corbin remembers tent cities in Alaska in the 1980s during the booming king crab seasons. The commercial fisherman said upward of 50 guys a day would walk the docks looking for work. Those days are gone.
FILE - Chuck Bryant handles a deer skull and antlers as Jason Simonsen makes the rounds with him at the annual Elk Fest and antler auction in Jackson Hole, Wyo. on Saturday, May 22, 2010. The gathering draws buyers who bid on shed antlers collected by boy scouts from the nearby National Elk Refuge and independent vendors also sell a variety of antlers and skulls on the side. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr. / AP)

Hunting for sheds? Don’t disturb the wildlife

WILDLIFE – Hunting for antlers left behind by big game animals? Remember to not disturb the animals, the Idaho Fish and Game Department warns in a news release. “It’s important to remember that while we’re having an early case of spring fever, animals are still trying to get through winter,” the news release states. “Although this winter has been relatively mild and adult survival will likely be high, young animals – especially fawns – might still be struggling to get through their first winter.”

Bill Jennings: Spring corn available for duration of season

Just in case no one had warned you, be aware that today marks the Ides of March. “Beware the Ides of March” were words of caution offered by a soothsayer to a certain legendary Roman dictator, penned by William Shakespeare in his play “Julius Caesar.”
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file image provided the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, a wolf pack is captured by a remote camera in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in northeast Oregon. (uncredited / AP)

Idaho Fish and Game kills 10 wolves

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game officials killed 10 wolves in an effort to improve elk survival rates in northern Idaho.
Tundra swans along the banks of the Pend Oreille River in early March. (Joanie Christian / Courtesy)

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