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  • Kootenai Tribe takes on caribou recovery

    The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is stepping up efforts to save the last wild caribou herd in the Lower 48 states. The tribe has contracted with the U.S. Fish and …


  • Wolves, predators of caribou, will be killed by B.C. wildlife officials

    Up to 24 wolves in British Columbia just north of Idaho will be shot by helicopter gunners this winter in an effort to save the 18 remaining southern Selkirk Mountains …


  • South Selkirk caribou herd protections being revised

    Caribou worldwide share similar features – branching antlers, stocky bodies covered with hollow hair that insulates against the cold, and snowshoe-like hooves. Herds across North America and northern Europe all …


  • Caribou endangered status under review again

    SPOKANE — The federal government plans a new study to determine if the woodland caribou found in Idaho, Washington and Canada should continue to be protected as an endangered species.


  • Landers: Snowmobilers still waiting for Selkirk access

    Snowmobilers have been champing at the bit to make tracks across the crest of Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains, where they’ve been banned since 2005. On Nov. 27, the U.S. Fish and …


  • Idaho senators oppose expanded caribou habitat

    Only two woodland caribou were spotted in North Idaho in 1983, when the last wild herd in the Lower 48 received emergency protection under the Endangered Species Act. As the …


  • Snowmobiler-commissioned study disputes caribou impact

    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho – Protecting habitat for woodland caribou has cost North Idaho’s economy $26 million, with winter tourism in the resort area of Priest Lake taking the biggest hit, …


  • Caribou habitat costs studied

    Protecting old-growth habitat for endangered woodland caribou will cost about $1.5 million over the next 20 years, according to a draft economic analysis prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife …


  • Bonner County files petition to delist caribou

    Endangered species protections should be rescinded for the 46 caribou in the South Selkirk herd, Bonner County argued Wednesday in a delisting petition. “Caribou aren’t endangered, when you look at …


  • County seeking to delist caribou

    A law firm that successfully argued a North Idaho couple’s wetlands dispute with the federal government before the U.S. Supreme Court has been retained by Bonner County to petition for …


  • Caribou face precarious prognosis

    While the Cessna 182 circled, Tim Layser used binoculars to peer down into a snowy meadow. Woodland caribou tracks crossed the glade and led into a grove of trees. But …


  • Caribou comment period extended

    Members of the public will have an additional 60 days to comment on a controversial plan to designate 375,000 acres in the Selkirk Mountains as critical habitat for endangered caribou. …


  • N. Idaho county presses caribou habitat challenge

    Commissioners for northern Idaho’s Bonner County hope lawmakers and other local government officials will join them in challenging a plan to protect habitat for about 50 remaining woodland caribou in …


  • Caribou protection worries officials

    Protecting habitat for woodland caribou will create economic hardships in Bonner County’s rural communities, its board of commissioners said Tuesday, predicting that the designation would create new restrictions on logging, …


  • Field reports: Visiting snowy owls find roads rough

    MIGRANTS – Snowy owls seem to be showing up in ones and twos all over the northern tier of the United States this winter as they migrate from arctic homes …


  • Agencies increase caribou protections

    Federal and state agencies will step up patrols in the Selkirk Mountains this winter to keep snowmobiles out of protected woodland caribou habitat. While most snowmobilers obey the rules, a …


  • Lawsuit filed to protect caribou

    Editor’s note: Part of this article was cut off in some editions of Friday’s newspaper because of a production error. Here is the story in its entirety. Woodland caribou in …

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