Stories tagged: wildlife
Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Goats killed by black bear near Billings campground
Montana wildlife managers are trying to capture a black bear that killed two goats in a south Billings neighborhood this week.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Interior Dept. halts plans to transfer bison range management
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has halted plans to transfer management of Montana’s National Bison Range to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Days-old coyote pups exposed in the sage
Keep your eyes open this time of year for the wildly exciting chance to discover nature’s small fry. Spring is not lacking for reasons to lure hikers outside. Wildflowers and …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Sharp-eyed birder’s list shines in Lincoln County
Outdoors editor Rich Landers wasn’t the only one who had a good day of wildlife observation in Lincoln County last weekend. Following is a birding report that a rain-drenched, wind-whipped …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
Reader photo: Aerial competition for anglers
An osprey swooped in to take a fisherman’s catch at Fernan Lake in North Idaho this week. The fish somehow broke free and escaped. The angler had to start over.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Burrowing rodents threaten Central Oregon canals
Drive along the Pilot Butte Canal in Redmond in the spring and you’ll see ground squirrels scurry frantically back and forth across the road. Chubby rock chucks sprint from rock …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Idaho wolf derby doesn’t need Forest Service permit, court rules
A federal judge has ruled that organizers of a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in east-central Idaho don’t need a permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
Tue., April 11, 2017, midnight
US temporarily bans use of cyanide predator traps in Idaho
U.S. officials on Monday temporarily stopped the use of predator-killing cyanide traps in Idaho after one sickened a young boy and killed his dog last month after they checked it …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Maryland Zoo’s 2 grizzly bear cubs from Montana get names: Nova and Nita
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now has names for its two grizzly bear cubs that came to the zoo from Montana.
Sat., April 8, 2017, midnight
Sue Lani Madsen: Stress and common sense
If we treated our domestic livestock the way public wildlife managers treat “their” herds of bighorn sheep, we’d have animal welfare activists pounding on the barn doors.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Groups warn of lawsuit over logging of Oregon forests because of harm to salmon
Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests that harm …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Remote control boat launches successfully in toxic pit
A remote-controlled boat has been successfully launched into a former Montana open-pit mine where thousands of snow geese died last fall.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:08 a.m.
Bald eagles make big comeback in San Francisco Bay Area
Endangered bald eagles are making a comeback in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a national boom following decades of environmental investment.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Young salmon risk ‘gas bubble trauma’ on trip to ocean
Juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating out of the Columbia River Basin in unusually high flows this year face a potentially lethal problem in spillways at dams where increased nitrogen in …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Groups sue to stop US use of cyanide predator killing traps
Environmental and animal-welfare groups have filed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. government is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing the use of two predator-killing poisons.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Montana officials search for owner of dead cows along river
A total of nine dead cows have been found along a Montana River and wildlife officials say while it’s not common, it’s also not unheard of.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Officials predict low return of steelhead to Snake River
Fisheries managers are predicting this year’s return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries will be the lowest in about two decades.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Six Eastern Oregon counties will no longer use cyanide traps
Six eastern Oregon counties say they are halting the use of cyanide traps to kill coyotes to protect the state’s wolf population.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Oregon State Police help rescue 2 ducklings from storm drain
To protect and serve and … rescue ducklings?
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
China plans panda preserve 3 times size of Yellowstone park
China is planning to create a preserve for the giant panda that will be three times the size of Yellowstone National Park in the western U.S.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Washington wolf population continues to grow
Wildlife officials say the Washington wolf population is on the rise in the state Department of Fish and Wildlife latest report.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Sockeye salmon removed from flood-threatened Idaho hatchery
About 4,000 endangered Snake River sockeye salmon have been evacuated from a flood-threatened hatchery in southwestern Idaho.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Oregon man not cited for picking up dehydrated bear cub
State authorities say a man who found a 3-month-old black bear along an Oregon hiking trail and took it to a wildlife rehabilitation center has been warned but not cited.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Livestock grazing can benefit struggling sage grouse, study says
A new study disputes a widely-held view that livestock grazing is largely incompatible with a ground-dwelling bird that has suffered a dramatic population decline across its 11-state range in the …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Wolf attack in Eastern Oregon leaves 16 chickens, seven geese missing
Wildlife officials say a wolf pack killed at least eight chickens and a goose in Eastern Oregon.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Two for the Road: Couple explores Tanzania parks in rental camping Rover
“The large male elephant looked up and stared directly into the front window, giving me that piercing stink-eye look that says, get out of my way,” said Bill Pierce, recalling …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Bears, bruises and rain: 5 days in Glacier National Park
When someone tells you they spotted a 750-pound grizzly bear lurking around the same trail you are strolling, the typical response is to turn and head in the opposite direction. …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Eggs of threatened frog discovered in California
A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Some fish-wildlife legislation still alive in Olympia
Of more than 2,700 bills introduced by the 2017 Washington Legislature, about 650 made it past the halfway cutoff and were still alive going into this week in Olympia.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
Report: Washington wolves continue steady increase of nearly 30 percent a year
Gray wolves continued their steady increase in population and range in Washington last year despite the deaths of at least 14 animals, according to a 25-page state report on the …