Stories tagged: habitat
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Farm Bill could help stem decline in pheasant numbers
The bad news for Minnesota pheasant hunters came down this month. The pheasant population index, based on August roadside surveys, was down 26 percent from last year. And last year …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Feds plan to remove protections for 10 million acres of sage grouse habitat
The Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Faster-moving sea ice forces polar bears to use more energy
Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Pullman-Moscow Airport has gone to the birds
Work to re-configure the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport has inadvertently created habitat for wildlife and a potential hazard for aircraft.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Wild horses expensive as adoption interest wanes
Billijo Beck and her 10-year-old daughter Grace walked the dusty path between Challis Wild Horse Corral pens last week looking for an addition to their stables. There were 18 horses …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
House cuts 15 wildlife recreation projects from budget
State lawmakers have recommended $80 million for the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Programs, but the recently released House capital construction budget cuts what program directors say are important acquisition projects …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Puget Sound aquatic habitat remains healthy, data suggests
Data suggests aquatic habitat in the Puget Sound remains healthy despite other measures of the sound’s health deteriorating.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
Judge blocks Montana logging project in Canada lynx habitat
A federal judge blocked a logging project northeast of Yellowstone National Park until federal officials analyze the effects of the project on Canada lynx that live in the area.
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.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
As orangutan species dwindles, rehabilitation group releases five into wild in Borneo
The release of five rehabilitated orangutans last week is part of a herculean effort to prevent the endangered species from being wiped out.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Tidy yard tradition hits a snag
The Landers yard won’t win any Better Homes & Gardens awards, but a few discriminating bird species find our slightly unkempt acre a fine place to raise a family.
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Field reports: Land deals proposed for wildlife habitat
Proposals to acquire land in eight Washington counties for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation are open to comments through Feb. 12.
Sun., Aug. 2, 2015
Out & About: State grants boost recreation, wildlife projects
OUTFUND – The Washington Recreation and Conservation office has awarded more than $110 million to 268 projects to build parks and boating facilities, provide access to shorelines, maintain trails and …
Thu., Sept. 11, 2014
In brief: CdA Casino’s Last Catch Pike Tourney approaches
September into October has long been known as a great month to go fishing for northern pike in the Idaho Panhandle, and the season is getting an added attraction. The …
Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
Fires char 256,000 acres, leave little winter food for deer
Washington’s largest deer herd will have to be reduced by hunting and winter feeding is planned for the survivors in the aftermath of wildfires torching the Methow Valley. Wildlife managers …
Wed., April 30, 2014, 8:33 a.m.
Feds spend $236M to help landowners protect grouse
CASPER, Wyo. — The federal government has paid $236 million to landowners in 11 states to preserve sage grouse habitat amid a debate over whether the bird should be listed …
Sun., Sept. 29, 2013
Field reports: Popular Forest Service trailheads blocked for road repairs
FORESTS – Road work will restrict access starting this week to popular fall destinations in the region’s national forests. The Roman Nose trailhead in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests will …
Sun., April 14, 2013
Palouse landowner honored for planting fields with wildlife in mind
Robert Zorb was chagrined at the lack of game on his Whitman County property in 1980 when he invited friends to join him for hunting. “It was a bad year …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2011
Federal judge rejects latest salmon protection plan
A federal judge in Oregon ruled Tuesday the Obama administration’s attempt to make federal hydroelectric dams in the Northwest safer for protected salmon once again violates the Endangered Species Act. …
Sun., Oct. 25, 2009
Pheasant funds aim at habitat
It’s likely to be a long journey, but the days of good pheasant hunting in Eastern Washington could return. As the 2009 season opens this weekend, hunters are discovering a …
Tue., Feb. 5, 2008
Hawks navigate shrinking Prairie
“Hawk ahead,” Roland Craft said suddenly, pulling over onto the shoulder of Lancaster Road. The three people in the Subaru whipped out their binoculars, training them on the bird perched …