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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.


Landers: Reardan wildlife area shows what community effort can accomplish

It takes a village to maintain wildlife in a developing world – especially the far-flung migrants that span the continent each year. Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area is a model …


Proposed development on Bonner County timberland may get conservation easement instead

A few years ago, Bonner County’s largest contiguous tract of private forestland appeared headed for development. Clagstone Meadows – 13,000 acres of timber, lakes and wetlands – had an approved …


Field reports: Washington takes action on new hunting rules

HUNTING – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on proposed changes in hunting rules for the 2012-14 seasons at a public meeting Friday and Saturday in Olympia. …


High court backs Idahoans

A Priest Lake, Idaho, couple has prevailed in a property rights case involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Supreme Court sided unanimously with Mike and Chantell Sackett, who …


Idaho wetlands fight in high court Monday

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the opening arguments in Sackett v. EPA on Monday, a Priest Lake couple’s fight over whether their building lot contains wetlands. Mike and Chantell …


Property owners tangle with EPA over wetland

BOISE – An Environmental Protection Agency dispute with a North Idaho man over whether he illegally destroyed a wetland has attracted the attention of Gov. Butch Otter and U.S. Rep. …


Another Idaho landowner gets into wetlands wrangle with EPA

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency dispute with a northern Idaho man over whether he illegally destroyed a wetland has attracted the attention of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter …


Priest Lake couple’s land dispute with EPA going to high court

PRIEST LAKE, Idaho – Four years ago, Mike and Chantell Sackett cleared a lot to build a house overlooking one of North Idaho’s most scenic mountain lakes. They pictured a …


High court takes Idaho property case

A North Idaho couple’s fight with the federal government over whether their Priest Lake property has wetlands will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Supreme Court justices …


Lawsuit over river discharges could be boon for wetland

A lawsuit over river discharges threatens the January 2012 startup of a new Spokane County sewage treatment plant, so officials are working on a backup. Plan B, restoration of a …


Meeting planned about wetlands restoration

Priority areas for wetlands restoration in Pend Oreille County will be detailed in an open house Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Kalispel Tribe’s Wellness Center in Usk, …


Site is legacy to Slavin vision

The namesake for Spokane County’s 628-acre James T. Slavin Conservation Area died at the age of 86 on March 3, but he’s left a living legacy for nature. Like most …


Wet & Wild

Wetlands were drained with the good-riddance stature of dirty bath water around the Inland Northwest in the last century. Now some of them are being restored, in bits and pieces, …


Wetlands near Challis will be preserved

BOISE – More than 1,200 acres of wetlands and other habitat near Challis will be protected under a new conservation easement. The Nature Conservancy bought the easement rights to try …