Stories tagged: conservation
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
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Briefs: Bicycling and rural tourism program in Pullman
A program on the benefits of bicycling to rural tourism will be presented on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Banyons on the Ridge (golf course) in Pullman.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Spokane County Conservation Futures nominations revealed
The latest round of properties nominated for acquisition in the
Mon., 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 – …
Thu., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Mon., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Sat., 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.
Wed., 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 …