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Outdoors blog archive for April 22, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011

First wolverine confirmed in Wallowas

WILDLIFE– An Oregon state researcher has confirmed wolverine tracks in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, the first documentation of the species in Wallowa County. According to the Columbia Basin Bulletin, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department researcher Audrey Magoun found the wolverine tracks in the snow on...

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Nutcrackers galore at Little Pend Oreille Refuge

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A startling report has been filed by a birdwatcher surveying species recently at the Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge east of Colville. Although Mike Munts of Arco, Idaho, observed nearly 50 species in two days at the refuge, one observation was remarkable....

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A bulldozer clears snow off Going to the Sun Road, Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Montana's Glacier National Park. Park road crews are currently two weeks ahead of schedule in the annual clearing of the high altitude road that crosses the Continental Divide.  (Associated Press)

Glacier Park plows snowed under

NATIONAL PARKS -- Winter has retained its grip on Glacier National Park this week, stalling efforts to clear Going to the Sun Road and turning back cyclists looking for vehicle free riding. Storms dumped 8 inches of snow in West Glacier and 18 inches in...

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