Stories tagged: wildlife
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Feds draft plan to restore grizzly bears to North Cascades
Federal officials released a draft plan this week for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
Wolverine caught on remote camera in west-central Idaho
A wolverine has been recorded on an Idaho Fish and Game camera near McCall in west-central Idaho as part of a four-state study to determine where the elusive mammals live.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Bighorn sheep in Montana get health checkup
State wildlife biologists have captured 32 members of a herd of bighorn sheep that live both in Montana and Canada and given them health checkups.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Bird counters fly high from field day
Spokane Audubon Society members are experts at identifying a tweet in the distance, picking out little grayish birds flitting through through tree branches or identifying distant waterfowl. And they have …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
Feds weigh petition asking for whale protection zone
The federal government is considering whether it should set up an area off Washington’s San Juan Island where endangered killer whales would be protected from motorboats and other disturbances.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Tom Vilsack leaving USDA a week early, no replacement named
Secretary Tom Vilsack is leaving the Agriculture Department a week before his tenure ends and President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Trump has not chosen Vilsack’s replacement. Vilsack told employees in …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Plan offers 4 options for restoring grizzly bears to Washington
Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in recent decades.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Yellowstone begins bison capture, slaughter to reduce herd
At least 100 Yellowstone National Park bison have been trapped in southwestern Montana corrals as the National Park Service works to reduce herd sizes.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Rusty patched bumblebee now an endangered species
The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4:53 a.m.
Kim Thorburn has scientist’s open mind to making policy for hunting, fishing
A doctor trained to assure the health of human populations has been volunteering for three years to help oversee the well-being of Washington’s fish and wildlife.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4:22 a.m.
Siberian bird detours to Lewiston in second-known U.S. appearance
People from several states packing binoculars and cameras have been flocking to clusters of Russian olive trees at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston for the past two weeks.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4:01 a.m.
Out and about: Local birds featured in Audubon calendar
The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with birds.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4 a.m.
Field reports: Extreme cold prompts refuge hunt restriction
Citing the extreme weather, the
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Puget Sound aquatic habitat remains healthy, data suggests
Data suggests aquatic habitat in the Puget Sound remains healthy despite other measures of the sound’s health deteriorating.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
2016: The Year Outdoors
Outdoors editor Rich Landers take a look back at 2016: The Year Outdoors.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Two dogs attacked by mountain lion near Ketchum
One dog has died and another is injured after they were apparently attacked by a mountain lion in a subdivision south of Ketchum.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:52 a.m.
Herd of 41 elk die in east Oregon after falling through ice
Officials say dozens of elk are dead after the herd fell through the ice at a reservoir in eastern Oregon.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Migratory bird treaty saving birds for a century
Recent foul winter weather has the feathered fowl of the north country on the move. Migration create a spectacle – for hunters and others who just enjoy observing migrating waterfowl …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Idaho birder’s list focuses on species spotted from bicycle
Tom McCabe, of Boise, meets a reporter in a parking lot and offers his “30-bird guarantee.” About 4 1/2 hours and 18 miles later, he came through with 30 species …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Happy birthday to Colo: Oldest gorilla in U.S. turns 60
She is a mother of three, grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 12 and great-great-grandmother of three. She recently had surgery to remove a malignant tumor, but doctors say she’s doing …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Portland researcher studies urban coyotes
Coyotes are a fairly common sight in rural areas of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, and landowners might instinctively reach for the rifle if they see one in the …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Dashing through the home: Teen shoots deer in living room
A Maryland teenager shot and killed a deer inside his house after it busted through his family’s front door and ransacked their home.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
School bus carrying 19 swerves to avoid deer, overturns
Elementary school students in eastern North Carolina are being treated for injuries after their school bus overturned when the driver said he swerved to avoid deer that ran in front …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Mexico plans to catch, protect last few vaquita porpoises
So few of Mexico’s vaquita porpoises remain that the international committee to protect the endangered species is preparing to catch and enclose as many as it can in a last-ditch …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
Mountain lion in wildlife study killed on California freeway
A mountain lion that was part of a Southern California wildlife study has been struck and killed on a Los Angeles-area freeway.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Rich Landers: Critters are masters at enduring bitter cold
Judging from the bloom of down coats showing up downtown this week, humans have learned a few valuable lessons from wildlife about surviving bitter cold weather. But critters are the …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
Bald eagle gathering nears record at Lake Coeur d’Alene
Despite difficult viewing conditions, a near-record count of bald eagles was tallied Wednesday in the weekly winter survey at Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Goose treated after drinking toxic mining pit water dies
A snow goose that was captured and treated last week after drinking the acidic waters of the Berkeley Pit has died and another is still recovering.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Washington changes protections for bald eagles, marbled murrelet
Washington state has removed bald eagles and peregrine falcons from the state’s endangered species list while increasing protections for lynx and marbled murrelets.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Grand Canyon hits 6 million visitors, setting annual record
Grand Canyon National Park has surpassed its visitation record for the second year in a row.