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Outdoors blog archive for July 15, 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

An adult California condor launches from where a chick hatched around April 22, 2011,in the wild at a new nest site near Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, northeast of the Grand Canyon.
 (Chris Parish / The Peregrine Fund)

First Utah condor chick confirmed 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- It’s official: a pair of California condors are raising a wild chick in Zion National Park, the first chick to be documented in Utah in the bird's recovery under endangered species protections. The nest is in a cavity 1,000 feet above a…

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Lightning storms start fires in Washington forests

PUBLIC LANDS --Monday's afternoon thunderstorms led to many lightning strikes across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and surrounding lands starting several new fires, the Forest Service reports. Response crews were dispatched immediately. See the report on small fires also reported on the Colville National Forest. In…

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U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist Keith Aubry holds a young female wolverine, the first to be captured in a study of the elusive creatures in the Pacific Northwest. 
 (Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho adopts wolverine management plan 

THREATENED SPECIES -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission last week unanimously approved the nation's first state management plan for sustaining the largest member of the weasel family. The Management Plan for the Conservation of Wolverines in Idaho, developed by Idaho Department of Fish and…

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Northern pike. (File)

Montana investigating pike in Lake Mary Ronan

FISHING -- Sounds like bucket biologists are back at work in Western Montana. The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is investigating whether a fisherman’s report that he caught two pike in Lake Mary Ronan last month indicates a serious problem. Fisheries biologists plan to…

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