Field Reports: Rotenone treatments detailed in meetings

FISHING –Trout management plans to treat several Eastern Washington lakes and streams with rotenone will be explained at public meetings this week. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing to treat Park, Blue, Vic Meyers and Mirror lakes in Grant County this fall to remove species ranging from bass and bullhead to stunted panfish.

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Emily Decker shares the magic of a Lorquin's Admiral butterfly with her sister, Teresa Decker, at Iller Creek Conservation Area in Spokane Valley. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Butterfly walk reveals nature’s artistry 

Butterflies are more than just another pretty bug. They’re pollinators and indicators of a healthy environment. They play a role in natural pest control as well as being nourishment for birds and bats. Of course, they’re also beautiful. No getting ...

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