Stories tagged: conservation
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 …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
This year, in its first full summer season, more than 231,000 people floated the Deschutes River through the Bend, Oregon, Whitewater Park on inner tubes, kayaks or paddleboards. That’s roughly …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Conservation groups calling for removal of four lower Snake River Dams are organizing the third annual Free the Snake Flotilla on Friday and Saturday based out of Chief Timothy State …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
The outpouring of admiration and respect for Andrus from Republicans and Democrats says it all. He represents the type of leadership the nation sorely misses.