Stories tagged: wildlife
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.
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 6 p.m.
After attracting birders, rare hawk owl killed near Okanogan
A northern hawk owl, a rare sighting in the Inland Northwest, was found dead on tribal lands near the Okanogan River last week after it had attracted scores of birdwatchers …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Field reports: Skiers dedicate hut at Palouse Divide
About 50 people, many members of the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club, packed up their skis last weekend and met at the Palouse Divide Park-n-Ski area in the St. Joe …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Hoof disease found in more Washington elk
The hoof disease that’s been crippling elk in southwestern Washington for years apparently has taken hold farther north, state Fish and Wildlife officials say.
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
Outdoor writing: Mead senior tops entries in 2015 high school contest
A story by Annie Bortz, a senior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 25 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2015 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …
Sat., Dec. 12, 2015, 10:59 a.m.
Use prescribed fire as a tool or wildfire will rule, expert says
In the aftermath of Washington’s worst wildfire season, Okanogan region wildlife area managers are making a stronger case to fight fire with fire.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 2:03 p.m.
Landers: Helicopter survey conflicts with elk hunt in Whitman County
A helicopter big-game survey scheduled for last Saturday’s perfect flying conditions in Whitman County was bad timing for at least Levi Dennis. The hunter from Lamont was out trying to …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 12:12 p.m.
Effort to monitor bats takes wing in 31 states
An effort spanning 31 states and 10 Canadian provinces has been working to better understand the ecological role that bats play, and the threats they face from climate change, habitat …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 12:06 p.m.
Local scientists ponder bat migration mystery
Despite advances in GPS monitoring and technology, Washington researchers still have a world of information to discover about bats, including where they go during winter.
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 3:50 p.m.
Out & About: Orphaned cougars adopted by zoo
Orphaned cougar kittens from Washington accepted by Louisiana zoo
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 6:14 p.m.
Inslee strikes down cougar hunting quota increase
Reacting to an appeal filed by eight wildlife-protection groups, Gov. Jay Inslee has struck down increases in cougar hunting quotas approved this year by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. …
Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 3:57 p.m.
Mica Peak trail system in the works for land acquired through conservation program
Over the past two decades, Spokane County taxes have paid for the preservation of more than 7,600 acres of wildlands that faced private development. Park planners say acquisition of lands …
Sat., Oct. 17, 2015
Orphaned cougar kittens have sobering tale
Orphaned cougar kittens have sobering tale
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 9:23 p.m.
Second chance for orphaned wildlife
There’s no such thing as equal opportunity for orphaned wildlife such as bear cubs and cougar kittens. Most perish quickly in the wild while others are found, putting humans in …
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 4:06 p.m.
Out & About: What do you do with a dead deer in your neighborhood?
Officials explain what to do about dead deer or other wildlife in your neighborhood.
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015
Republicans seek land funding change
WASHINGTON – The lights went out last week for a program that has supported local and national parks for 50 years, but maybe not for good. Legal authority for money …
Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
Grizzly captured, collared in Montana killed by hunter in Idaho
A Montana grizzly bear caught, radio-collared and released by researchers near Idaho on Aug. 4 has been shot and killed by a hunter near Wallace.