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  • 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 …


  • Field reports: Banks Lake poachers get ‘light’ sentence

    FISHING – Three Tacoma men got off easy in a Grant County District Court sentencing for illegally using gillnets to kill whitefish in Banks Lake, a state wildlife officer says. …


  • Field reports: Pend Oreille River pike netting starts

    FISHING – State and tribal workers will begin setting gillnets Monday for another season of suppressing non-native northern pike in the Pend Oreille River downstream from Newport. The Kalispel Tribe …


  • Stamping out infestations

    University of Idaho researchers hope to stamp out an infestation of Asian clams in Lake Pend Oreille by smothering them. Beginning this weekend, they’ll be sprinkling lye pellets on the …


  • Doug Clark: It’s no big leap to say these frogs are frightful

    ‘Ribbit!” Who knew that this is how the world would end.


  • Pike suppression preserves sport fishing on Pend Oreille River

    Reports that fishing is dead in the Pend Oreille River are greatly exaggerated. Despite the recent assault on northern pike, the toothy predators are still there in low numbers, and …


  • Rich Landers: Verdict still out on non-native Eurasian collared-dove

    Exotic species usually spell trouble for natives. Lake trout illegally released in Yellowstone Lake crippled native cutthroat trout populations and raised havoc with the entire ecosystem, including the grizzly bears …


  • Idaho boat inspection stations on the lookout

    Idaho’s 14 roadside boat inspection stations are busy trying to keep the state’s waters from being infested by nasty invasive species. Boaters are required to stop at the stations, two …


  • Landers: Efforts underway to remove northern pike

    Gillnets have removed about 4,000 northern pike from the Box Canyon Reservoir portion of the Pend Oreille River in the second season of efforts to suppress the non-native species and …


  • Landers: Efforts underway to remove northern pike

    Gillnets have removed about 4,000 northern pike from the Box Canyon Reservoir portion of the Pend Oreille River in the second season of efforts to suppress the non-native species and …


  • Destructive Japanese beetles found in two Idaho counties

    BOISE – A destructive invasive insect has turned up in Ada and Kootenai counties, prompting warnings from the Idaho state Department of Agriculture. The Japanese beetle, a half-inch-long, shiny metallic-green …


  • Invasive bug threatens Idaho turf, gardens, crops

    A destructive new invasive insect has turned up in Ada and Kootenai counties, prompting warnings from the Idaho state Department of Agriculture.


  • Pigs gone wild in crosshairs of NW states

    BOISE – Northwest states have launched a campaign to combat the latest invasive species that’s turned up in all three states — feral pigs. Originating in Europe and Asia and …


  • Campaign urges reporting of feral pig sightings

    Idaho, Oregon and Washington have jointly launched a “Squeal on Pigs” campaign to combat the latest invasive species - feral swine - that’s turned up in all three states.


  • Field reports: King salmon crisis closes Alaska season

    FISHING – It’s a bad year for that salmon fishing dream trip to some portions of Alaska. Record low king runs have forced the Alaska Department of Fish and Game …


  • Divers to assess Asian clam invasion in Pend Oreille

    Divers will descend Monday into Lake Pend Oreille to take a closer look at a recently discovered invasion of Asian clams.


  • Northern pike forecast: few and far between

    The hammer is about to come down on northern pike that have invaded the Pend Oreille River. Non-native pike will never be eradicated from the river’s Box Canyon Reservoir, Washington …


  • Mussel fight still tenacious

    BOISE – Tens of thousands of boat inspections later, Idaho and Washington have come through another boating season without getting invasive quagga or zebra mussels established in either state’s waters …


  • Inspection stations find 24 infected boats

    At least 24 boats harboring invasive quagga mussels have been intercepted since March at Idaho’s roadside boat inspection stations. That may not seem like a huge catch from more than …


  • Out & About: Invasive species sticker not transferrable

    OUTLAW – Idaho’s $7 invasive species sticker, which is required on all boats and inflatables longer than 10 feet, cannot be transferred from one vessel to another, Idaho Parks and …


  • Idaho opens more boat inspection stations

    Idaho has increased the number of mandatory watercraft inspection stations that are open in the Panhandle to three with two more opening in May. All boats will be inspected for …


  • First ban on felt wading shoes to take effect

    As an algae with a gross nickname invades pristine trout streams across the U.S., Maryland is about to become the first state to enforce a ban on a type of …


  • Signs found of invasive mussel in Flathead Lake

    Signs of invasive exotic mussels have been found in Flathead Lake. Although verification testing is still under way, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department officials say they are taking seriously …


  • Harmful bivalve removed from boat

    BELLINGHAM – A tiny mussel with a voracious appetite was spotted before it could potentially cause major headaches in Washington state. Bob Allred of S&K Yacht Services was transporting a …


  • Carp knocks kayaker from race

    A known threat to power-boaters, a flying Asian carp has injured a kayak marathon racer near Kansas City.


  • Goats help park nip problem in the bud

    Heyburn State Park is renting 540 goats from a Grangeville, Idaho, rancher to help control weeds along Plummer Creek. Each goat eats about 3 1/2 pounds of vegetation a day. …


  • State checking for invasive species

    Boaters may be stopped by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers conducting mandatory checks of boats, trailers and gear for aquatic invasive species.


  • Field reports: Boat stations target invasives

    BOATING – North Idaho boat inspection stations will open Thursday to help protect waters of Pend Oreille and Priest watersheds from aquatic invasive species. Idaho law requires all watercraft, including …


  • Saving lakes important work

    If you want to be a stickler for journalistic ethics, I shouldn’t even be writing about the Great Lakes, because I have a huge bias – especially when it comes …


  • Species sticker fee proposal sunk

    BOISE – A proposal from Idaho’s state parks to charge people who launch nonmotorized boats $7 for a mandatory invasive species sticker next year, up from $5 this year, fell …

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