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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

Effort to preserve the Clark Fork River Delta gets cash infusion from BPA settlement

The Clark Fork Delta restoration work is getting a cash infusion. The Bonneville Power Administration will pay the state of Idaho $24 million over the next decade for wildlife habitat …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

Skade’s slug: Newly discovered North Idaho species named for wildlife biologist’s daughter

A new species of jumping slug has been discovered in the coldest glades of the Selkirk Mountains. It was named Skade’s jumping slug after a girl who will experience significiant …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

10 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk numbers

Federal officials have killed 10 wolves in northern Idaho at the request of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to boost elk numbers, and state officials say more might …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Annual Idaho Department of Fish and Game meeting starts today

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commission’s annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Boise.


Suit to stop federal agency wolf killings in Idaho rejected

A federal court has rejected a lawsuit by conservation groups contending a federal agency needed to do a new environmental study before being allowed to kill more wolves in Idaho.


Lawsuit: Supervisor threatened to strangle state worker

A former Idaho Department of Fish and Game employee has filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the agency that includes an allegation that a male supervisor threatened to strangle her …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Idaho F&G Commission unanimously rejects wolf-baiting, at least for now

In a unanimous vote, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission has rejected the idea of allowing hunters to bait wolves, at least for now. A large majority of the public …


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Stolen Idaho F&G trailer recovered after thief left trail of GPS tracking collars

The person who took an Idaho Fish and Game trailer from the agency’s headquarters dumped GPS wildlife tracking collars during the getaway across two states and left a trail leading …


Wildlife underpasses in North Idaho see heavy animal traffic

A dozen years ago, the Idaho Department of Transportation spent more than $1 million to build three wildlife underpasses north of Bonners Ferry. They’re heavily used by wildlife, according to …


Neighbors question state agency’s decision to log cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille

A 40-acre grove of cedar trees near Lake Pend Oreille could be logged next summer to generate cash for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.


New plan emerges for Idaho Fish and Game to acquire Black Lake Ranch east of Harrison

State officials have a new plan for purchasing a 1,000-acre former horse ranch along the Coeur d’Alene River.


Five years in the making, new survey catalogs nearly 200 species across the Idaho Panhandle

After five years of work, an Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologist recently finished one of the most comprehensive records ever compiled about what lives in the Idaho Panhandle’s …


Opposition kills proposed deal to acquire Black Lake Ranch

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game planned to acquire a 1,000-acre former horse ranch along the Coeur d’Alene River through a land swap, but opposition to the trade killed …


Reward grows in wolf pup poaching case in North Idaho

More than $16,000 in reward money has been offered for tips leading to arrests in the case of wolf pups poached from their den in Kootenai County.


Reward for information on wolf pups killing at $15,000

The reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who illegally killed wolf pups after removing them from a northern Idaho den is …


Tips sought in case of North Idaho wolf pups killing

Wolf pups were removed from a den in Kootenai County last month and killed, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which is asking for the public’s help …


Farragut State Park clears the way for revival of the western white pine

Idaho Fish and Game is embarking on a project to return western white pine to Farragut State Park. The trees once dominated North Idaho forests, but few remain.


North Idaho land swap on hold during negotiations over public access

A proposed North Idaho land swap is on hold while the state Department of Fish and Game attempts to negotiate a public access easement on the property to be traded.


Scientists study how bat fungus reached Northwest so soon

In a federal research laboratory in Wisconsin, scientists are analyzing DNA from the fungus that killed a little brown bat in Washington last month.


Idaho’s wolf population holds steady

Idaho’s wolf population remained statistically flat during 2015, reflecting the species’ resilience despite efforts to reduce the number of packs and individuals roaming the state’s wildland. According to a report …


$10,000 reward offered for info about grizzly bear killing

Rewards of $10,000 are being offered for information leading to arrests and convictions in the killing last fall of a grizzly bear in Bonner County.


Chesrown’s former ranch could be returned to wetlands in proposed land swap

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game wants to acquire a 1,000-acre ranch along the Coeur d’Alene River through a land swap. The ranch has high wildlife habitat and recreation …


Idaho sees new wave of hunters and anglers in millennials

As they work to recruit the next generation of hunters and anglers, Idaho officials are targeting food-conscious millennials who want to know where the steak they’re grilling comes from.


Otters moving into North Idaho in increasing numbers - and not the gubernatorial kind

Hauser Lake residents are buzzing about their newest neighbors - five river otters that have taken up residence in the lake. Otter populations are healthy and expanding in the Idaho …


Idaho wolf keeper, state at odds over public’s access to animals

COCOLALLA, Idaho – Nancy Taylor says her captive-born wolves enjoy human contact. When she gives paid tours of Wolf People, the wolves come up to the chain-link fence to check …


Clark Fork Delta on the mend with $6 million project

CLARK FORK, Idaho – Katherine Cousins motored a small boat through the Clark Fork Delta’s back channels this week, pausing to watch a belted kingfisher swooping over the water near …


Large or small, wildlife captures attention at North Idaho Fair

Under a microscope at the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo, a drop of water from Lake Coeur d’Alene teemed with life. A Daphnia galeata, one of the zooplankton in the …


Grizzly shot, killed near family’s North Idaho home

A 2-year-old male grizzly bear threatening a North Idaho family was shot and ultimately killed on Tuesday. Now Barbara Casey, who shot the bear, is worried she’s in trouble for …


Flow cut out of Priest Lake sparks worry about river’s health

Drought conditions are creating conflicts at Priest Lake. The mountain lake is one of North Idaho’s top resort destinations, drawing people from all over the region for fishing, boating and …


First sockeye arrives at Redfish Lake

The first sockeye salmon has completed its 900-mile migration to Redfish Lake Creek near Stanley.