Stories tagged: wildlife
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Bears, bruises and rain: 5 days in Glacier National Park
When someone tells you they spotted a 750-pound grizzly bear lurking around the same trail you are strolling, the typical response is to turn and head in the opposite direction. …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 5:13 P.M.
Eggs of threatened frog discovered in California
A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy.
SUNDAY, 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.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 11:19 P.M.
Report: Washington wolves continue steady increase of nearly 30 percent a year
Gray wolves continued their steady increase in population and range in Washington last year despite the deaths of at least 14 animals, according to a 25-page state report on the …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 7 P.M.
Alan Liere: Discoveries abound during walk up the driveway
I have been in this home north of Spokane for 22 years now. In the previous 50 years, my longest stay in one place was a house in Spokane where …
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 3:41 P.M.
Idaho plan to save wildlife gets OK from federal officials
Federal officials said they have approved Idaho’s wildlife conservation plan that allows the state to seek federal money to bolster mainly nongame species and avoid potential listings under the Endangered …
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017, 9:10 P.M.
Conservation group maps land protection strategy in Northwest states
A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands …
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 11:55 A.M.
Ammi Midstokke: Coexisting with nature in your kitchen
There are certain people out there, I am sure, that have a sort of karmic magnet for chaos. They are the people that somehow manage to pile several catastrophes into …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 5:17 P.M.
Mexico’s fight for endangered vaquita porpoise turns violent
A gang of dozens of fishermen overturned inspectors’ trucks, burned or destroyed 15 vehicles and patrol boats, and beat three inspectors from the office for environmental protection in a town …
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 12:14 P.M.
House OKs bill to exempt some info about wolf attacks
The House has passed a bill that would exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state.
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 11:28 A.M.
King Zulu, beloved white Bengal tiger at Audubon Zoo, dies
King Zulu, the white Bengal tiger that mesmerized scores of visitors to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, has died.
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 11:22 A.M.
Plans for Idaho dam water release poses threat to fish
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will have to release more water than normal this year from a northern Idaho dam because of ample snowpack, but the move …
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 6 A.M.
Gray wolf recovery projects continue to drain millions of dollars from state coffers
Wolves were removed from the Endangered Species protections in Idaho and Montana in 2011 – eight years after wolf numbers had exceeded the minimum set for recovery in both states. …
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 3:14 P.M.
Report: Restoration efforts in Columbia Basin helping salmon
The $500 million spent annually on habitat restoration projects and improvements are helping salmon, steelhead and other wildlife in the Columbia River Basin, federal agencies responsible for operating 14 federal …
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 6 A.M.
Out & About: Wildlife need a break from humans as hard winter lingers
OUTSURVIVE – The public in general doesn’t seem to understand the importance to avoid disturbing big game on their winter ranges, especially in tough winters such as this. Elk, deer …
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
‘Bullwinkle’ elk shooting case dropped by judge; hunter wants trophy returned
Trophy hunter Tod Reichert, 77, of Saikum, Washington, no longer is charged with using his special Washington raffle tag for
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 12:07 P.M.
These elephants sleep only two hours a day, and scientists have no clue how they do it
Parents of infants, college students during finals season and the White House press corps should stand back in awe. A new champion non-sleeper has been crowned: Loxodontaafricana, the African elephant.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 11:21 A.M.
Feds kill wolf on private land with cyanide trap
Officials say a gray wolf was unintentionally killed in rural northeast Oregon by a cyanide device used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 8:46 A.M.
Boise falcon nest cam goes dark, but kestrel cam planned
Officials say there will be no live streaming video of peregrine falcons nesting in downtown Boise this year.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 12:30 P.M.
Cannons, lasers, drones: New hope to save birds at toxic pit
After thousands of snow geese died in the toxic water of a former open-pit mine in Montana last fall, the companies responsible for the pit are bringing out the big …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 12:16 P.M.
Nearly 1,000 Yellowstone bison killed this season
Wildlife officials estimate nearly 1,000 Yellowstone National Park bison have been killed this season.
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Out & About: Photographer calls owl baiting unethical fakery
A Minnesota wildlife photographer is leading an effort to curb the practice of baiting wintering owls in order to get photos or video of birds as they “hunt.”
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 6 A.M.
Field Reports: Mountain biking group backs Scotchman wilderness
A North Idaho mountain biking club has detoured from the generally position of cyclists to endorse a proposed wilderness.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:57 A.M.
Recovering trumpeter swan dies in surgery, hunter charged
A young trumpeter swan died while undergoing a second surgery after being shot by a hunter in Lake County. The Bend Bulletin reports that the bird named Hope had been …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 10:25 A.M.
Oregon lawmaker wants osprey to be new state bird
An Oregon lawmaker says the current state bird is unoriginal, and instead wants to replace it. The Statesman Journal reports that state Sen. Fred Girod sponsored a resolution to replace …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 12:51 P.M.
Two bald eagles released in Pacific Northwest after rehab
A cold and steady rain fell Tuesday afternoon at McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, where Lynn Tompkins and Samantha Castoldi arrived with two bald eagles in plastic carriers.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 10:39 A.M.
Officials plan capture of wild horses in central Idaho
Federal officials say they plan to capture 150 wild horses starting later this month in central Idaho near Challis and remove about 50 for adoption. The U.S. Bureau of Land …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:52 A.M.
Second orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas
For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 1:11 P.M.
Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China
The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 6 A.M.
Out & About: Swan, crane festivals celebrate migrations
OUTCOMING – The recent weather melt off makes spring bird migrations easier to fathom. Birds already are shifting gears in the hemisphere and some will be flying through this region …