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Field reports: Clagstone Meadows timberland access to open Aug. 1

TIMBERLANDS – Access easements will allow public access to the 13,169-acre Clagstone Meadows private timberlands in Bonner County, starting Aug. 1, the Idaho Fish and Game Department says. Under the …


Field reports: Three Canadian residents punished for U.S. park violations

Three Canadians will be banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and other crimes at parks …


Field Reports: Colville National Forest looking to fill 50 seasonal jobs

The Colville National Forest is looking to fill 50 seasonal jobs in northeast Washington for next summer. Forest officials are going so far as to hold workshops to help applicants …


Field reports: Newman Lake erosion topic at open meeting

Erosion of the Newman Lake shoreline will be discussed by a panel of agency officials in an open meeting for lake area homeowners and the public at 6 p.m. on …


Field reports: Spokane River Clean-up set for Saturday

OUTDO – Individuals, clubs, schools, businesses and families will be pitching in to spruce up the city’s standout attraction during the annual Spokane River Clean-up on Saturday starting at 9 …


Field reports: Montana the latest state to adopt more lenient hunter education rules

HUNTING – Starting this week, youth hunters can buy a $5 pass that allows them to hunt before they complete the state’s hunter education standard that has been in effect …


Field reports: Paddlers take gamble on Pend Oreille event

RIVERS – The 34th annual Pend Oreille Poker Paddle, attracting entries from craft ranging from canoes to inventive human-powered contraptions, is set for Saturday and Sunday. The event is sponsored …


Field reports: Majority support grizzly restoration in Cascades

ENDANGERED – A majority of people and organizations who commented on an environmental impact statement studying the restoration of grizzly bears in the North Cascades favor the return of the …


Field reports: Glacier Park ready for 100 millionth visit

PARKS – Glacier National Park is on track to see its 100 millionth visitor this month. The milestone will be reached 105 years after the Montana park opened. However, the …


Field reports: Wolves spread into Western Washington

PREDATORS – Gray wolves continue to gain ground across Washington with recent documentation from Mount Spokane to the western slopes of the North Cascades. A canine, apparently a wolf, was …


Field reports: Mineral Ridge trail temporarily closing

HIKING – The Mineral Ridge Scenic Area off the northeast portion of Lake Coeur d’Alene, including the popular Mineral Ridge Trail, will be temporarily closed this week for hazardous tree …


Field reports: New hiker permit quotas help spread ‘Wild’ influenced Pacific Crest Trail crowd

HIKING – Growing numbers of hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Mexico-to-Canada route made increasingly popular by the movie “Wild,” have led officials to take steps to alleviate traffic. …


Field reports: Lake Roosevelt fees to increase Feb. 9

PARKS – Camping and boat-launching fees will increase starting Feb. 9 at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. The area is among numerous National Park Service units where fees will be …


Field reports: Idaho’s bighorn sheep tag auctioned for $100,000

HUNTING – Idaho’s bighorn sheep auction tag sold for $100,000 to an online bidder at the national Wild Sheep Foundation Sheep Show in Reno Saturday night – the fifth-highest winning …


Field reports: Grandma’s hiking tale tops Outdoor books

READING – They call her Grandma Gatewood, who in the 1950s became the first woman to hike the entire 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. Then she did it again, becoming the first …


Field reports: Sea lions take toll on spring chinook

FISHING – Prized spring chinook returning from the ocean to the Columbia River Basin are likely being killed in alarming numbers by seals and sea lions between the estuary and …


Field reports: Field reports: Spokane runner-up for city riverfront

RIVERS – Wilmington, North Carolina, generated enough votes to edge Spokane in a USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice contest for Best American Riverfront. Wilmington “waged a tight but winning …


Field reports: Washington dumping steelhead into lakes

FISHING – About 340,000 steelhead raised at hatcheries to be released in Puget Sound streams will instead be stocked in Western Washington trout lakes this month. A lawsuit filed by …


Field reports: Nez Perce nets stir clearwater anglers

FISHING – A gillnet fishing season for Nez Perce Tribe members has been catching Snake-Clearwater steelhead and salmon anglers by surprise – mostly because some nets are not marked with …


Field reports: Boat access planned for North Fork of CdA River

FISHING – Area fly-fishing groups are working with Idaho Fish and Game to improve boat access to the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River, one of the best cutthroat …


Field reports: Horses help stock trout in high lakes

FISHING – It’s an off-year for stocking and a prime year for fishing high lakes on national forest land in the Cascades near White Pass. Every other summer, Washington Department …


Field reports: Forest rules target over-snow vehicles

WINTER SPORTS – The public comment period for the U.S. Forest Service’s draft Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Travel Rule ends Aug. 4. This rule will affect all national forests, including the …


Field reports: Fish and wildlife increases sockeye limit

FISHING – As Columbia River sockeye salmon set records this week, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife increased the daily limit of sockeye from four to six in the …


Field reports: Field reports: Cascades timberlands acquired by state

PUBLIC LANDS – The Nature Conservancy has purchased 1,280 acres of timberland from Plum Creek in the Manastash area west of Ellensburg and transferred it to the Washington Department of …


Field reports: Colville Forest names Tinelle Bustam new Republic ranger

FORESTS – Tinelle Bustam, Public Services Staff Officer on the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, is heading to Washington to become the Republic District ranger on the Colville …


Field reports: Boulder-White Clouds monument, poacher sentenced, Grand Coulee geology tour, Steamboat Rock accessible fishing pier

PUBLIC LAND – Groups have added about 21,000 acres to a proposed national monument in central Idaho, to include petrified sequoia trees. The Idaho Conservation League, Wilderness Society and others …


Field reports: Bull trout recovery; Green Mountain fire lookout; Spokane River cleanup; Costly illegal catch

FISHING – Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit in Portland demanding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finish developing recovery plans for bull trout, a threatened species that has gone …


Field Reports: Dog that survived wolf attack mauled by cougar

PREDATORS – A dog that survived a March 2013 attack by a wolf on the porch of its home near Twisp, Wash., was attacked again this week – by a …


Field reports: Field report: As park elk decline, wolves turn to bison

PREDATORS – Bison are playing a larger role in the sustenance of Yellowstone National Park’s wolves as the bison herd has swelled and elk numbers have declined, according to the …


Field reports: Idaho Fish and Game pitches revenue plan

HUNTING – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is proposing raising resident fees for all licenses, tags and permits by 20 percent. But the plan also includes locking in …