Stories tagged: wildlife
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
In brief: Dishman Hills hikes celebrate 50 years of conservation
CONSERVATION – The Dishman Hills Conservancy is organizing free group hikes among other events to celebrate 50 years of the group’s efforts to preserve a cherished swath of natural area …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
WSU investigates deaths of four grizzlies
Washington State University released a report Tuesday critical of several aspects of the facilities and management at its Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center on Terre View Drive – including …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Western states look closely at endangered species protection
DENVER – Wildlife managers, conservationists and business interests are meeting in Denver as the Western Governors Association looks for ways to change the way endangered species are protected. They’ll spend …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:06 a.m.
Yellowstone bison start to head to slaughter
Yellowstone National Park has started shipping its famous wild bison to slaughter in response to concerns by the livestock industry over a disease carried by the animals.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
SeaWorld: Orca that killed trainer is ill
SeaWorld officials say the killer whale responsible for the death of a trainer is very sick.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
U.S. seeks end to Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
The federal government is proposing to lift threatened-species protections for hundreds of Yellowstone-area grizzlies, opening the door to future hunts for the fearsome bears across parts of three states for …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Idaho’s roadkill salvage law seen as delicious success
You may hear little of it, but Idaho’s nearly 4-year-old law that allows people to salvage roadkill is surprisingly popular. According to an online data base maintained by the Idaho …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
In brief: Protected status upheld for four state species
Greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels will remain on the state’s threatened species list and snowy plovers and northern spotted owls on the state’s endangered species list, according to a …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Nigerians sue Shell for oil spills contamination
Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed Wednesday in a British High Court, alleging that decades of uncleaned …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:42 a.m.
Alaska sends orphaned Kodiak bear to Ohio zoo in rare move
One of three Kodiak bears whose mother was killed by hunters has been relocated from Alaska to an Ohio zoo in a rare move.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Widely used insecticide pulled from market
Federal regulators have ordered the makers of a widely used insecticide to take it off the market because it harms tiny aquatic animals.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
Boat inspections to check for mussels to resume on I-5
Boat inspections to keep invasive species out of Oregon’s lakes and waterways are set to resume along Interstate 5.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Orca calf missing, presumed dead
Amid a baby boom for Puget Sound’s resident orcas, one of the new calves is missing and presumed dead.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Grand Canyon weighs killing, capturing bison to cut numbers
The National Park Service is looking at using sharpshooters, capture and other methods to reduce the number of bison that are roaming the far northern reaches of the Grand Canyon …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Turnbull’s fund-raising effort benefits 160 regional schools
The public views Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge as a sanctuary for migratory birds, elk, deer, moose and predators and a destination for hiking and outdoor photography.
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.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
Land managers capping open pipes, mining claim markers deadly to birds
Federal land managers have adopted a new policy aimed at capping pipes and plastic tubes on public lands that annually lead to the unintentional deaths of up to 100,000 cavity-dwelling …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Blaine County bans plants toxic to elk
Blaine County is outlawing plants that are poisonous to wild and domestic animals.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
State wildlife officials begin wildlife status reviews
State wildlife officials say they are beginning wildlife status reviews on species that are listed by the state as endangered, threatened or sensitive.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
It’s been a dangerous winter for elk on Interstate 90
At least 65 elk have been killed this winter on a stretch of Interstate 90 just west of Vantage.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
100 years ago near Kettle Falls: Buck saves fawn
From our archives, 100 years ago Ed Roper, a farmer living on the Ferry County side of the Columbia River near Kettle Falls witnessed a thrilling wildlife adventure.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Federal initiative includes grant to lower fire risk in eastern Cascades
The federal government is funding a new initiative with $780,000 aimed at lowering wildfire risks and improving forest health in the eastern Cascades this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
California condors reach key survival milestone in the wild
A captive breeding program that once included every living California condor has passed a key milestone in helping North America’s largest bird return to the wild.
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Out & About: Enchantments permit season increased six weeks
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Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Juvenile hunter who killed grizzly goes before judge
A judge handed down a penalty Friday for a North Idaho teenager who shot and killed a federally protected grizzly bear last fall north of Wallace. The 14-year-old boy was …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region
LEWISTON, Idaho – Federal wildlife services and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have joined forces to kill wolves in the Clearwater Region for the third year in a …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Deal boosts effort to remove 4 Klamath River dams
An agreement by California, Oregon and the federal government on Tuesday boosted efforts to remove four dams in the Pacific Northwest despite opposition in Congress.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Pronghorn reintroduced to north-central Washington
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has released 52 pronghorn to the southwest corner of the reservation. Pronghorn were native to central Washington, but were hunted to extinction by …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
Out & About: Long-distance hiking workshop in CdA
A workshop for hikers planning major-league backpacking commitments is scheduled in Coeur d’Alene by people who’ve walked the talk.
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Field reports: Land deals proposed for wildlife habitat
Proposals to acquire land in eight Washington counties for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation are open to comments through Feb. 12.