Stories tagged: conservation
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Washington state officials buy land to connect natural area
Washington state officials have purchased 159 acres that connect two large sections of the 2,900-acre Dabob Bay Natural Area.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
President Obama expands Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
President Barack Obama has expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southwestern Oregon to protect its rich biodiversity. The expansion announced Thursday adds about 48,000 acres to a landscape of rich …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Snake River dam projects may be delayed
Salmon advocates are asking a judge to bar the federal government from making substantial investments to Snake River dams until a five-year review of the hydro system is complete.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 4 a.m.
2016 Outdoors: Milestones
A list of outdoors milestones in 2016.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016
Bob Boeh: Diverse interests support Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act
Conservationists and timber representatives have slowly come together to find solutions to preserve the wildest areas that we all love to hike, hunt, fish and horseback ride in while also …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Google says it will hit 100 percent renewable energy next year
Google, a trendsetter in the field of corporate purchases of wind and solar energy, made a striking proclamation Tuesday – by next year, it forecasts that it’ll be purchasing as …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
1st U.S. offshore wind farm to begin production within days
There has been a hiccup at the nation’s first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
Fight brewing over how U.S. plans to use public lands in West
U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
EPA to keep strict gas mileage standards in place
The Obama administration has decided not to change government fuel economy requirements for cars and light trucks despite protests from automakers.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Massive project proposed to remove juniper trees in Idaho
Federal officials are proposing one of the largest ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Oregon groups push for wilderness area around Crater Lake
Oregon conservation groups are putting pressure on Congress to designate a large swath of public land, including Crater Lake National Park, as a federal wilderness area.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 8:52 p.m.
Interview: How will President Donald Trump impact the outdoors?
Lost amid the hoopla since Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton is what Trump’s election to the presidency might mean for conservation, fish and wildlife.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
US Interior secretary plans Yellowstone announcement
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will visit Montana Monday to make an announcement about public land conservation near Yellowstone National Park.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
President Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean
The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
Columbia, Snake dams topic of public meetings
FISHERIES – Court-ordered federal public meetings are coming to the region next week, partly to explore the potential for eliminating four lower Snake River dams to boost survival of endangered …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016
State to expand L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
OUTBUY – Three land purchases, including 705 acres in Kittitas County, were authorized by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission last week in Olympia. The $811,000 acquisition south of Cle …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Tesla to end free use of supercharging stations
Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it will end free use of its worldwide charging station network.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Hyundai, Kia reach $41.2m settlement with multiple states
South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Snake River salmon, steelhead recovery plan released
Federal officials say changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Fishing season ends early on Columbia River
Recreational fishing will end early on the Columbia River after fish populations were found to be smaller than expected.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell supports Oregon dam removal
The U.S. Secretary of Interior supports the removal of four hydroelectric dams on Oregon’s Klamath River.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 1:40 a.m.
Field reports: UI students design new snowmobile hut
WINTERSPORTS – Snowmobilers and other winter outdoor enthusiasts have a new place to warm up in the mountains north of Sandpoint. Two dozen students from the University of Idaho’s College …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Washington officials seek large expansions of two conservation areas
Washington state officials want to expand two conservation areas with financial assistance from the U.S. Navy, which has concerns about development hampering underwater research.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Owyhee River author passionate for protection
The rugged, wild Owyhee River canyonlands of southern Oregon are remote and easy to put out of mind.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Conservation groups sue over Oregon’s wolf delisting
Conservation groups argue in a new lawsuit that Oregon violated its own Endangered Species Act by removing the endangered status of gray wolves.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016
Tom Soeldner: Spokane River needs our help
We gather at the river: powwows, Pig Out in the Park, concerts, sporting events, even an international exposition. The Spokane River, its waterfalls, and the gorge downriver from Monroe Street …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Four of six great apes now included on critically endangered list
HONOLULU – The world’s largest living primate has been listed as critically endangered, making four of the six great ape species only one step away from extinction, according to a …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Obama to open conservation tour in Lake Tahoe and Hawaii
President Barack Obama is opening a two-day environmental tour aimed at showcasing conservation efforts before traveling to Asia, where climate change is high on the agenda for his final trip …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Montana city seeks to limit water use to help coal plant
Residents of an eastern Montana city are being asked to limit their water use so one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the western U.S. can continue to safely …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Group hiking, paddling trips set in North Idaho
Hiking, paddling and birding in the Panhandle are featured in the 10th annual Summer Adventure Series of group outings led by the