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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2011

Montana wildlife photographer braved clouds of mosquitoes to snap this photo last summer in Alaska as bears converged on rivers to feast on spawning salmon. The grizzly cub seems to be content to daydream while its mother does the work of providing food for a meal.
 (Jaime Johnson)

Grizzly cub lets mom worry about dinner

WILDLIFE -- Montana wildlife photographer Jaime Johnson braved clouds of mosquitoes to snap these photos last summer in Alaska as bears converged on rivers to feast on spawning salmon. The cub (top left) seems to be content to daydream while its mother does the work…

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MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2011

Snowshoeing is another popular activity in the West Glacier area. (Darrin Schreder / Courtesy Glacier Country Tourism)

Activities abound for nordic skiers, snowshoers 

WINTER SPORTS -- Free-heel skiers and snowshoers have plenty of events to sample in the next two weeks. Among them: Snowshoeing activites organized by Spokane Parks and Recreation include: Winter survival youth camp, Dec. 28-29, to learn snowshoeing and snow shelter building skills. Mount Spokane…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2011

SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011

Following snow covered Forest Service roads snowmobilers gain elevation and access to outstanding off-trail powder, terrain, snow bowls, and scenery. (Craig Hill)

Avalanche advisory: Big transition expected 

WINTER SPORTS -- The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center has offered suggestions for winter backcountry travelers in its weekly advisory posted today. Overall, conditions are fairly safe -- for now! "Be cautious near ridgelines and where wind deposited snow is deeper and possibly firmer overlying a…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011

Feds want to turn over wolf management to states

WILDLIFE -- The Obama administration today declared more than 4,000 wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have recovered from widespread extermination and will be removed from the endangered species list. After devoting four decades and tens of millions of dollars to saving the gray wolf,…

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Pronghorns are among many western wildlife species that depend on migration routes to survive the four seasons.  (Wildlife Conservation Society)

Report: many western species need room to roam

WILDLIFE -- A conservation group is putting a Spotlight on wildlife migrations. Wildlife Conservation Society report tracks migration routes in the West In its new report, "Spectacular Migrations in the Western U.S.," (pdf) the Wildlife Conservation Society discusses the importance of maintaining ecologically intact corridors…

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Wolverines live up to tough reputation

WILDLIFE RESEARCH -- A recent study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management confirmed that wolverines regularly patrol a vast mountain territory. Eight years of radio-tracking 30 individual wolverines in the Rocky Mountains has provided an abundance of new data about the world's largest member…

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