Stories tagged: invasive species
Fri., May 25, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
Idaho adds inspection stations to target invasive species
Idaho officials have added watercraft inspection stations and extended operating hours at some in anticipation of a busy season.
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 4:35 p.m.
Pikeminnow reward season opened May 1 on Columbia, Snake rivers
Anglers can once again make money catching predatory pikeminnows in the Columbia and Snake rivers.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Oregon rafters may get a break on permits
The Oregon State Marine Board is considering a plan that would no longer require people who rent commercial rafts and kayaks to carry Aquatic Invasive Species permits.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
West puts teeth into invasives prevention plans
Roads leading to Fernie, British Columbia, a skiing and fishing hot spot, are smooth and well-traveled. But if you’re trailering a boat, or have a paddleboard or kayak on your …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Out & about: Boaters still unaware of state line boat inspections
Some drivers with watercraft, especially in vehicles with kayaks or stand-up paddle boards, are missing the boat inspection signs on Interstate 90 in Washington just west of the Idaho state …
Sun., July 23, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Idaho, Utah team up to fight invasive mussels
Idaho is teaming up with Utah to protect Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border from invasive mussels.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Idaho, Utah sign agreement to fight invasive mussels on cross-border lake
Idaho’s state Department of Agriculture and Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources have announced a cooperative agreement with the Bear Lake Regional Commission through which all three will work together to …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Yellowstone takes measures to prevent mussels’ spread
Yellowstone National Park officials are installing barriers in front of boat launches in an attempt to prevent invasive mussels recently discovered in Montana from spreading to the park and into …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Montana anglers must purchase aquatic invasive species pass
Anglers in Montana will need to purchase an aquatic invasive species prevention pass following legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Removing carp from Lake Spokane mixes science, grunt work
Reducing the number of carp in Lake Spokane to improve water quality is not only rife with complications, it’s also ripe.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Idaho boating rule for invasive species stickers clarified; education merit questioned
Most kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are among the vessels required to have state Invasive Species Stickers before launching in Idaho waters, state officials says. The requirement surprises some boaters with …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Scientists’ presentation probes wildfires at the Bing
An hour-long, multi-media, traveling presentation that confronts the trend of huge wildfires, will be in Spokane on Thursday sponsored by The Lands Council and Vaagen Bros. timber company.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Idaho leads region’s increased aquatic invasive species boat inspection efforts
Boaters traveling in and out of Washington, Idaho and Montana are noticing increased emphasis this season on inspections for invasive aquatic species on watercraft ranging from yachts to kayaks, rafts …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 7 a.m.
Gillnetting ramps up to curb northern pike in Columbia River
The front lines in the battle against non-native northern pike invading the Columbia River have moved to the Kettle Falls area of Lake Roosevelt. Gillnetting that started last year after …
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Some fish-wildlife legislation still alive in Olympia
Of more than 2,700 bills introduced by the 2017 Washington Legislature, about 650 made it past the halfway cutoff and were still alive going into this week in Olympia.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Boat inspection funding bill goes to Idaho governor’s desk
An emergency funding bill to expand the state’s boat inspection stations to check for invasive quagga and zebra mussels is headed to the governor’s desk for his approval.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers plan big budget boost for fight against invasive mussels
Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday approved a whopping 40.2 percent increase in state funds for the Idaho Department of Agriculture next year, largely because of a big boost to a boat …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers OK emergency budget bill for anti-mussel boat inspection stations
Idaho lawmakers on Monday approved an emergency appropriation of $710,000 to expand the state’s boat inspection stations to check for invasive quagga and zebra mussels, adding three new stations, dawn-to-dusk …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field Reports: Montana seeks $11 million to combat invasive species
To increase its fight against aquatic invasive species Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is requesting an additional $11.5 million from the Montana Legislature over the next two years.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Idaho’s boat inspection program faces big budget shortfall
Idaho’s boat inspection program, aimed at keeping invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of the state, is facing a big budget shortfall that’s sent state lawmakers scrambling.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
In Brief: Nordic events at local venues
High-profile and low-key events will beckon heavier than usual activity at Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Nordic skiing areas this weekend.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Washington considers strengthening measures to protect waters from aquatic invasive species
Bad news is knocking at the door and Washington is behind the curve on dealing with aquatic invasive species. State officials say there’s an urgency to get up to speed …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Three Everglades deer found in one big python belly
Pythons eat a lot. No surprise there. But in a new study, scientists examining poop from a Burmese python bagged in the Everglades discovered the ravenous snakes may be gorging …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 5:32 a.m.
State adopts no tolerance policy for feral pigs
Being ahead of the game is the name of the game in dealing with invasive species. That’s why Idaho staffs up to 20 boat inspection stations to prevent quagga and …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 10:28 p.m.
Curbing illegal ATV entry constant job at Mount Spokane State Park
With nagging persistence, off-road vehicle riders continue to assault a small but prized natural area of Mount Spokane State Park.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 8 p.m.
House measure backs shippers on ballast water dumping; invasive species a concern
A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Watercraft inspection stations help protect habitat from invasive species
This is the time of year when state officials in Idaho, Washington and Montana begin the inspections necessary to keep out invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels, which …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Feral pig extermination prompts wildlife area closure
A month-long government effort to eliminate feral pigs in Grant County has prompted the closure of a two-square-mile area of public land west of Moses Lake.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Field reports: Gillnetting targets region’s northern pike invasion
Northern pike appear to be gaining a foothold in the upper reaches of Lake Roosevelt according to preliminary results from a six-day gillnetting survey that concluded Tuesday.
Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
Strategy to reseed burned land takes shape
BOISE – Even as fires ravage landscapes across the West, restoration crews already are on the ground amid the smoke, starting work on plans to reseed and rehabilitate the burned …