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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011





WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011






One of two wolverines photographed by Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department researchers using a motion activated camera at a baited camera station on April 13, 2011 in the Wallowa Mountains. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Wolverine study training volunteers in Sandpoint

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Volunteers with skills to travel deep into the backcountry on skis or snowshoes are being trained for monitoring bait stations involved in an Idaho-Montana wolverine research project. Wolverines are a backcountry-loving secretive member of the weasel family protected by the Endangered Species...

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In this photo taken Nov. 18, 2011, Idaho property-rights lawyer Fred Kelly Grant poses for a picture at his home office in Nampa, Idaho. Grant is promoting a strategy for counties that he says will help them take on the federal government, on hot-button issues including wolves, U.S. Forest Service road closures and the removal of dams on the Klamath River in California. (Associated Press)

Aging sagebrush rebel keeps up fight against feds

A 75-year-old lawyer who fought private property rights battles alongside Idaho U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth and her Nevada rancher husband Wayne Hage in the 1990s is still cultivating the Sagebrush Rebellion’s roots and earning handsome speaking fees from conservative audiences across the West. Associated Press...

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Map of area proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for protection as critical habitat for Selkirk Mountains woodland caribou. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Feds propose habitat protections for Selkirk caribou 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday a proposal to designate 375,562 acres of critical habitat in North Idaho and northeastern Washington for southern Selkirk Mountains woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. The action...

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Members sought for Master Hunters advisory board

HUNTING– The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting letters of interest through Dec. 18 for membership on the department’s Master Hunter Advisory Group. Four positions are open on the 15-member volunteer group, which advises the state on issues affecting the department’s Master Hunter...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011


A gray wolf (Associated Press)

WA wolf management plan likely to be approved

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Despite considerable controversy over the proposed Washington Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, it's likely to be approved this weekend by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Read my previous blog post for links and details. The major point of contention is the...

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MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011


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