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Owyhee River canyons.

BLM seeks artist in residence for Idaho wilderness

WILDERNESS -- Here's a wild opportunity for professional artists looking for immersion in a canyonland wilderness landscape: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Idaho will host two week-long Artists-in-Residence, one for the Bruneau-Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness and the other for the Owyhee River Wilderness. Southwestern...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014

Huckleberry Campground on the St. Joe River is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. (BLM)

St. Joe River campground host sought 

CAMPING – A campground host is being sought for the Huckleberry Campground along the St. Joe River 30 miles east of St. Maries, Idaho. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Coeur d'Alene District provides the volunteer hosts free camping and utilities for services five days...

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Towell Falls on Rock Creek in the Escure Ranch south of Sprague, Wash., managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. (Mary Aegerter)

BLM opens Escure Ranch road to Towell Falls

PUBLIC LANDS -- The gate has been opened temporarily at Escure Ranch to allow motor vehicles to drive the road less than three miles into Towell Falls, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Spokane office has announced. The 14,000-acre BLM Rock Creek Recreation Area site...

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Mica Bay Boater Park closed for tree removal

​ BOATING -- The Mica Bay Boater Park on Lake Coeur d'Alene has been closed temporarily until hazardous trees can be removed, according to the Bureau of Land Management Coeur d’Alene Field Office. Closure of the popular lake access site will continue while operators work...

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Plan ahead for free entry at federal, state lands

PUBLIC LANDS -- Federal land managers offer free entry to parks, forests, U.S. Bureau of Land management lands, refuges and other national interest lands where fees are charged on certain holidays scattered through the year. Washington State Parks also sets dates for fee-free entry. The...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014

The 350-acre fire on BLM land  near Fishtrap Lake Resort in 2012  burned up to the Farmer Landing trailhead west of Fishtrap Lake.  Another blaze, the Watermelon Hill Fire, burned even more of the area in 2014.
 (Rich Landers)

BLM to fight fire with fire at Fishtrap Lake

PUBLIC LANDS -- Slow-moving fires are planned for about 1,150 acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management scablands southwest of Spokane near Fishtrap Lake starting this week to boost wildlife habitat and reduce the chance of intense wild fires during summer and fall. The Spokane...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014

A bald eagle snatches a spawned out kokanee from the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene in January 2014. (Jaime Johnson)

Poor visibility postpones CdA eagle survey

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The weekly survey of bald eagles gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene was postponed today because of poor visibility caused by the incoming storm. Carrie Hugo, BLM wildlife biologists, said she saw enough eagles to believe that the eagle numbers are still high....

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MONDAY, JAN. 6, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

Soaring high: A bald eagle wheels patiently high above Lake Coeur d’Alene on Friday during the annual gathering of eagles in December to feast on spawned-out kokanee salmon. Though fewer in number than in other years, several birds were feeding Friday near Higgens Point on Wolf Lodge Bay with others stationed around Beauty Bay. (Jesse Tinsley)

Eagle count soars to 129 at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The annual bald eagle gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene continues to grow, with plenty of birds for viewing as "eagle ambassadors" gear up for the annual Eagle Watch Week activities during the holiday school break. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management...

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