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I-90 wildlife overcrossing opens near Snoqualimie Pass

Animals are now walking over I-90 using a completed wildlife crossing spanning the busy interstate. Already six undercrossings are complete, allowing wildlife to travel north to south in the Cascades.


South End Project aims to enlarge ATV access while protecting Colville National Forest land

For years, human activity has trashed the pristine ecosystem of Phillips Lake. Campsites are strewn with human waste and beer cans. Signs and fences have been shot, pushed to the …


$7,500 reward offered in Stevens County wolf-poaching case

A $7,500 reward is being offered for help solving the case of a gray wolf found on Feb. 9 shot to death in northern Stevens County.


Cattle ranchers track wolves with GPS, computers

COLVILLE – Before the sun breaks over the mountains, Leisa Hill is firing up a generator in a remote cow camp in eastern Stevens County. Soon she’ll be poring over …


Wolf ban could be lifted

Ending federal protections for gray wolves could hinder dispersal of the keystone predators west of the Cascades, slowing or halting them from recolonizing suitable habitat in Western Washington and Oregon, …


State aims to kill elusive wolf pack

A wolf pack that acquired a taste for cattle in northern Stevens County this summer is being targeted for elimination, Washington officials announced Friday. “The Wedge Pack has turned to …


Forest’s wild areas may get protection

To protect the rugged character of the Colville National Forest’s special places, more of them should be federally designated wilderness areas, forest officials say. The Colville’s managers proposed adding 101,000 …


Poll shows support for wilderness in Colville National Forest

Voters are willing to support new wilderness designations on the Colville National Forest, a recent poll suggests, when they’re packaged with stepped-up timber harvests in other areas of the forest …


Sides see eye to eye on cougar hunts

OLYMPIA – These adolescent males can be trouble. They wander around, get into fights on hostile turf, bother people just trying to mind their own business. The experts don’t always …


Conflicts cloud return of gray wolves

It’s been just 2 ½ years since Canis lupus took up residence in the rolling hills above Eastern Washington’s Methow Valley. But the gray wolf’s return to Washington after a …


Keeping ranch intact a boon to whitetails

A group effort is under way to keep a Colville-area ranch intact for the benefit of the family and the public. “As long as we keep land open to wildlife, …


Group dynamics

Getting to know the great outdoors around the Inland Northwest has never been easier. A summer series of free or inexpensive guided hikes and river trips is kicking off this …