Stories tagged: conservation
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016, 12:58 P.M.
Spokane County Conservation Futures nominations revealed
The latest round of properties nominated for acquisition in the
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 3:19 P.M.
BLM plan to manage 2.5 million acres in Oregon draws fire
Conservation and fishing groups and an Indian tribe announced Monday they have filed protests against a draft federal proposal to manage 2.5 million acres of land in western Oregon – …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 10:02 A.M.
Idaho officials can’t be counted on to not sell off state lands, group says
A Wilderness Society report issued Wednesday says Idaho officials have sold 1.7 million acres of endowment land since statehood, or about 41 percent of state-owned property.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016, 4 P.M.
Out & About: Film festival to benefit Spokane Riverkeeper
The second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be in Spokane on April 28 as a benefit for the Spokane Riverkeeper and the advocacy group’s goal to keep the …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 9:44 P.M.
Spokane County acquisition of conservation land complete
Spokane County has taken possession of 160 acres of former state land in the Glenrose area as part of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 3:57 P.M.
Outpeople: Abrahamse shares passion for catching and conserving trout
From a lifelong pleasure of trying to outwit fish, Spokane angler Bill Abrahamse also became hooked on conservation. “I was looking for a way to give back, looking at different …
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 9:29 A.M.
Helicopters to drop wood mulch on scorched Oregon land
Seven months after Baker County fought its largest wildfire ever, a helicopter has returned to the region - this time with wood instead of water.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 4:32 P.M.
Rich Landers: Reardan students debate salmon, dams, other natural resources issues
Unlike the “debaters” we’ve come to know on TV, a Reardan High School class is tackling natural resource issues without attempting to persuade, promote or ridicule. The students are researching …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 2:06 P.M.
In brief: Dishman Hills hikes celebrate 50 years of conservation
CONSERVATION – The Dishman Hills Conservancy is organizing free group hikes among other events to celebrate 50 years of the group’s efforts to preserve a cherished swath of natural area …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 10:28 A.M.
Western states look closely at endangered species protection
DENVER – Wildlife managers, conservationists and business interests are meeting in Denver as the Western Governors Association looks for ways to change the way endangered species are protected. They’ll spend …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 12:06 A.M.
Yellowstone bison start to head to slaughter
Yellowstone National Park has started shipping its famous wild bison to slaughter in response to concerns by the livestock industry over a disease carried by the animals.
SATURDAY, DEC. 26, 2015, 8:12 P.M.
2015: The Year Outdoors
The first grizzly bear out of its winter den in Yellowstone National Park was reported on Feb. 9. Ski areas were closing weeks early.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015, 10:05 P.M.
Forest Service adds land near Northport to Colville National Forest in $2.4 million deal
The United States Forest Service just bought about 2,400 acres that will add to the Colville National Forest and preserve areas around a Congressionally designated trail. The area surrounding Big …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015, 3:18 P.M.
Landers: Andrus stands out rock solid as national conservation leader
When they carve the equivalent of Mount Rushmore for politicians who stuck their necks out for hunting, fishing and conservation, Cecil Andrus deserves to be among the faces in the …
SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015, 9:02 A.M.
Spokane Mountaineers celebrate a century of outdoor pursuits
The Spokane Mountaineers have changed since the group was founded 100 years ago as the Spokane Walking Club by five women librarians. What motivates people to join the club has …
TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 2015
State, federal agencies focus on cold-water habitat for fish
Oregon and federal officials will work over the next three years on plans to locate, protect and restore sections of cold-water habitat for migrating fish in the Columbia and lower …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2015, 1:18 P.M.
Briefs: Moose shot, killed in Montana while charging dog walker
State wildlife officials say moose can be dangerous, especially in the fall rutting season. He suggests residents don’t let their dogs run off leash, which can agitate moose.
UPDATED: MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2015
Mica Peak trail system in the works for land acquired through conservation program
Over the past two decades, Spokane County taxes have paid for the preservation of more than 7,600 acres of wildlands that faced private development. Park planners say acquisition of lands …
THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015
In Brief: Sight-in days at Spokane Rifle Club
HUNTING – Hunters can zero-in their rifles before the general hunting seasons at the annual Sight-In Days at the Spokane Rifle Club. Club facilities along the Spokane River downstream from …
THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015
Killing cormorants to save salmon: 11,000 in crosshairs of controversial program
Shots ring out, then there’s a splash: Government agents gunning for double-crested cormorants have hit their mark again. Federal agents have stalked tiny uninhabited East Sand Island in the estuary …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015
Lands Council plans restoration of Feryn Conservation Area
Wetlands that are home to a variety of waterfowl along the Little Spokane River will get a bevy of new foliage this fall. The Feryn Ranch conservation area east of …
SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015
Scat-sniffing dogs unleashing wildlife science
Poop-sniffing dogs could help unlock many mysteries about wolves and their role in the ecosystem. And the dogs could be key to getting the public to understand the science involved, …
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015, 7:14 A.M.
Private, public partnerships preserve sage lands for Washington’s endangered pygmy rabbits
The 17 wild-bred pygmy rabbits released in a sagebrush draw last Thursday brought more than 15 years of land deals into focus, said Robin Stanton of The Nature Conservancy. “To …
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
In brief: Knapweed pulling party scheduled at Dishman Hills
A knapweed pulling party is scheduled at the Rocks of Sharon area of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area’s Iller Creek Unit on Saturday. Participants should meet at the Stevens Creek …
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015, 6:20 A.M.
TV host: Hunting effort key to satisfaction
In the world of TV sportsman shows, at least one star is trying to avoid skewing the reality of hunting and fishing. “I try to paint the real image of …
THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2015
Foundation fund-raising banquets protect future of elk habitat
Area chapters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are organizing their annual fund-raising banquets to raise money for wildlife habitat enhancement projects throughout the region. Since 1984, the Missoula-based foundation …
THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015
Landers: Reardan wildlife area shows what community effort can accomplish
It takes a village to maintain wildlife in a developing world – especially the far-flung migrants that span the continent each year. Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area is a model …
FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2015
Hunters didn’t flinch at 67 percent increase in duck stamp price
The latest edition of one of America’s most successful and enduring conservation tools made a relatively quiet debut last summer.
SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2014, 6:39 A.M.
2014 Outdoors: Record sockeye run, Carlton fire mark year’s high, low
Record returns of sockeye salmon ran up the Columbia River and into the largest wildfire in Washington history this summer. Such highs and lows seem to be a theme for …
SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2014
2014 Outdoors: milestones
Clif Bar dropped sponsorship of rock-climbing sensation Alex Honnold and four other athletes because the California organic energy food-maker says it’s no longer comfortable with the death-defying extremes of BASE …