Stories tagged: invasive species
Mon., July 30, 2018, noon
Invasive species are classified as animals or plants that are not native to an area. The invasive species outgrow and out-compete native species and dominate an ecosystem because these new …
Fri., May 25, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
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.
Anglers can once again make money catching predatory pikeminnows in the Columbia and Snake rivers.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
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.
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.
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 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’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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.