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  • Conservation Canines

    Shelter dogs too intense or feisty to be adopted are helping wildlife scientists by doing what comes naturally – running through the woods and sniffing for the poop of other …

  • Capturing a wolf for research

    A young wolf with an expensive “necklace” is playing a major role in helping wildlife researchers map the recovery of gray wolves in Washington. The number of confirmed wolf packs …

  • Hunter check stations

    Hunters can boost the state’s knowledge for managing wildlife by devoting a few minutes after their hunting trips to a quick stop at a highway hunter check station. (See …

  • Shoulder-season Beartooths trek

    The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the “roof top of Montana” bordering the north side of Yellowstone Park, is a mecca for backpackers with a …

  • Surveying North Idaho critters

    Researchers are tapping citizen scientists to survey reclusive creatures in the Idaho Panhandle, ranging from slugs and frogs to lynx and wolverines. (See story.) Outdoors editor Rich Landers …

  • Deer trapping for research

    A deer springs and kicks in an athletic burst captured in the photo above by Dave Ross as volunteers from the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council release the animal. The deer …

  • Squirrel babies hitch a ride

    Tina and Judge Wynecoop, of Colbert, knew what to do when they discovered a nest full of five newborn red squirrels in the air filter of their Toyota SUV. The …

  • Aerial eagle assault

    Bald eagles generally seem to be at peace with each other as they congregate each winter to feast on spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Wolf Lodge Bay. But for …

  • Hiking Canada’s Lake O’Hara

    The 45 miles of trails in the basin around Lake O’Hara in are among the most scenic and coveted treks in Canada’s Yoho National Park. Strict quotas allow no more …

  • Glacier spring hiking

    As Glacier National Park celebrates its 100th year in 2010, publicity is likely to increase visitation. However, there’s always plenty of elbow room in the park during spring, before the …

  • From the archives: animals

    Photographs of animals, wild and domesticated, from The Spokesman-Review’s files.

  • Cleaning up Olympic National Park

    Winter storms have battered the Pacific Northwest’s national parks each of the past two years, with damages in the millions of dollars. After last year’s massive repairs to Mount Rainier …



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