Stories tagged: wildlife
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4 p.m.
Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list
A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Yellowstone grizzlies removed from threatened species list
For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Hikers getting too friendly with Scotchman Peak mountain goats
Mountain goats are icons on Scotchman Peak, luring hikers up the 3.5-mile trail northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho, to be in the realm of the usually docile white-coated animals overlooking …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Roadkill on the menu: 1,600 dead deer, elk salvaged from Washington roads
Steve Clark has learned that roadkill can be as delicious as the “fresh” deer and elk he hunts. The Spokane man accounts for two of some 1,600 salvage permits issued …
Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Beauty of nature indisputable – sometimes
When I moved back into the woods, I had this impression that I would be traipsing around the wilderness in a flowing dress singing old Disney tunes while birds and …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Idaho may offer hunters bounties for bad wolves, allow bait
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Wildlife managers euthanize bear that bothered Idaho campers
Wildlife managers have trapped and killed a black bear after the animal kept making contact with people camping in a popular central Idaho recreation area.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Bird, bat deaths could top predictions at Montana wind farm
A wind farm in Montana might be killing more birds and bats than expected, according to preliminary findings of a study by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana’s Big Belt Mountains
Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn’t seen grizzlies in as long as a century.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning
A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
The view from on high: 45 years of studying ospreys in the Pacific Northwest
Wayne Melquist has banded Lake Coeur d’Alene’s ospreys for more than four decades. He started in 1972 and says there’s still much to learn about the majestic birds, which raise …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Field Reports: Water study addresses Priest Lake levels
A study of Priest Lake water levels and Thorofare navigation will be explained in an open house meeting on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the Priest Lake Groomers & Ambulance …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
Birding brightens driver’s commute on I-90
I spend about 90 minutes in a vehicle each day, commuting from Coeur d’Alene to downtown Spokane. I didn’t expect to be birding from Interstate 90. But the first day …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Professional runner breaks rule, runs away from bear, and wins
Moninda Marube knows what to do when you encounter a black bear. Stand your ground. But that’s not what he did.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Stray bullet kills camel in Oregon animal rehab center
An Oregon perseveration center says a camel has died after being injured in a southwestern Oregon shooting last week.
Sun., July 9, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
Majestic Mountains: The Canadian Rockies remain wild, wonderful
The Canadian Rockies and their surrounding territories have retained this ancient majesty. Thanks in part to the naming of British Columbia’s and Alberta’s four national and three provincial parks as …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Montana’s wolf specialist marvels at carnivore’s recovery
In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
Woman, two dogs injured in bear attack near Priest Lake
A 60-year-old woman hiking with her dogs was seriously injured in a bear attack near the Priest Lake visitor center on Tuesday morning
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Oregon silverspot butterflies get new places to grow
To release an Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillar, biologist Anne Walker takes it out of a little Tupperware container and sets it gently on its preferred food, the spade-shaped leaves of …
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Harsh winter took heavy toll on wildlife across western U.S.
Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Two grizzlies euthanized after livestock attack
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized two grizzly bears for preying on livestock in Montana.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Yellowstone wants brucellosis quarantine facility for bison
Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Noise pollution: Hear the rustle of grass? Not so much now in U.S. parks
The call of the wild is getting harder to hear. Peaceful, natural sounds – bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass – are sometimes being drowned out by noise from …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
Light pollution: Glacier, Waterton parks seek friendlier skies for critters
The stars are shining brighter and the glare of lights is a little less disorienting to creatures of the night in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park this year.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Plan to protect salmon backfires as predator birds flee
A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an Oregon island has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
Sign up for osprey leg-banding cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene
The popular annual Osprey Boat Cruise that follows biologists checking nests and banding young “fish hawks” is set for July 15 at 9 a.m.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Glacier National Park trail closed due to grizzlies
A popular trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park is closed temporarily because of grizzly bears frequenting the area.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Out & About: Wild swine an invasive species curse
Feral pigs were quickly targeted last year in Washington by state and federal wildlife officials who closed down a state wildlife area near Moses Lake and used traps, bait stations, …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Sharks should be happy about new Google Earth survey of seal populations
Gray seals are booming. They’ve flocked to coastal Massachusetts, where hunters once killed the animals wholesale. Where seals go, sharks often follow. Great white sightings in Cape Cod increased from …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017
Gray wolves getting comfortable with Mount Spokane
For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man’s motion-activated trail camera has captured an image of what appears to be a gray wolf in Mount Spokane State Park. Wolves are …