Stories tagged: conservation
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Citing an ongoing federal review of a pollution standard the congresswoman and local interests say is unattainable by current technology, McMorris Rodgers asked the Department of Ecology this week to …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Indian Canyon golf course scheduled to reduce holes as golfers pay back loan to fix watering systems
The Spokane City Council this week approved the first of three anticipated loans that will be paid back to the city from fees charged golfers at the four municipal courses. …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
2,900-acres purchased by conservancy along Snake River is considered critical bighorn sheep habitat.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
A grieving orca mother pushing her dead child. Her pod mate slowly starving. Spokane-area activists and environmentalists say the drama highlights the political and biological connections between the Columbia River …
Sat., July 28, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Thousands of scientists expressed alarm this week at the expansion of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. A report in BioScience outlined the dangers of building a continuous and impermeable …
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 12:54 p.m.
Proponents of the House plan, including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, say it would combine the best features of two programs that encourage conservation efforts through a mix of financial …
UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Schemes to irrigate central Washington have stalled and unraveled for more than a century. New efforts are underway to divert water from the Columbia or other sources, but uncertainty remains.
Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
King County farmlands, forests, shorelines, trails, urban green space and natural areas are a target of a conservation initiative by the county executive.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
Roughly 5,000 acres of forest near Bonners Ferry will be protected under a conservation easement. The agreement was announced Wednesday.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
Wolverines don’t make themselves easy to study. In addition to being able to gnaw their way out of log-cabin-like traps, they’re shaped kind of like a traffic cone.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
Collaborative effort: A Washington cattleman and biologist are working to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts
A fifth-generation cattleman and a wildlife biologist are teaming to help northeastern Washington ranchers coexist with the state’s growing number of gray wolves.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
Denali National Park plans to toughen poop hauling requirements for climbers on the popular West Buttress route up North America’s tallest peak.
Wed., March 21, 2018, 4:26 p.m.
Roadless areas in Washington could have been endangered by federal funding bill, conservation groups say
A bill moving through the U.S. Senate had some Washington conservation and recreation groups concerned this week. A provision in the Senate’s omnibus spending bill could have opened up some …
Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
State land long used as unofficial park in north Spokane may be incorporated into Riverside State Park
It’s a peaceful river valley, one in which it’s not uncommon to see moose, beaver, bald eagles and blue herons. What’s more, this thin slice of wilderness is just minutes …
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.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
A bounty of snow has snuffed out this year’s maternal pen project in British Columbia to preserve a critically endangered remnant group of mountain caribou.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Wildlife biologists caught and tagged a massive 197-pound cougar Monday.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
LEGISLATION – A section of a bill that would have studied the economic benefit of selling some state forest lands to counties and timber companies was scrapped after conservation groups …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Analysis of outdoor recreation industry finds its contribution to GDP larger than that of oil, gas extraction
A federal government analysis of the outdoor recreation’s economic impact reaffirms what many conservation groups have said for decades. Outdoor recreation is a big business.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:46 p.m.
One of the largest donations of privately held land, ever. Sweeping vistas. 10 million acres of protected Chilean parkland created in a single day.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
CONSERVATION – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comment on 9 proposed land acquisition projects throughout the state. The department will accept comments through Feb. …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:55 a.m.
Fish and wildlife without habitat are no more viable than Gonzaga basketball teams without an arena, backboards or hoops.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Bighorn sheep living in decades past along Idaho’s Salmon River from Riggins to its East and Middle forks far upstream were more genetically diverse, and the different groups of sheep …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink or modify several national monuments, saying Tuesday that opponents were lying about the real power of the federal Antiquities …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have stepped up testing for chronic wasting disease on deer and elk carcasses taken by hunters.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking the public’s help in identifying those responsible for illegally killing a cow and bull moose sometime in October in Clearwater County.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy is celebrating its 26th year of preserving the region’s water quality and the open-space values of working farms and forests with a fundraising banquet on …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Development of a long-range master plan for Liberty Lake Regional Park is underway with a public workshop set for Thursday at 3 p.m. at City of Liberty Lake Council Chambers, …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Len Zicker jokes that his wife made “the mistake of a lifetime” in buying him a fly rod as a gift in 1995. Certainly it changed the course of his …