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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

Hear sage advice about restoring scablands

CONSERVATION -- The Nature Conservancy’s Arid Lands Program will shed some light on the importance Eastern Washington shrub-steppe habitats during a slide program on Wednesday, 7 p.m., sponsored by Spokane Audubon Society. The free program will be presented at the Riverview Community Building, 2117 E....

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McArthur Lake is a state-protected wildlife area along Highway 95 north of Sandpoint. Forest Capital Partners has agreed to an easement that allows logging on its adjacent lands but precludes future development.  (Photo Conservanc / The Spokesman-Review)

Forest land swap brewing on Idaho Panhandle

CONSERVATION -- The U.S. Forest Service is working on a land exchange with Stimson Lumber Co. to protect wildlife habitat near Hope, Idaho. The deal is expected to close this summer. The Idaho Panhandle National Forests will trade 995 acres for 922 acres of Stimson...

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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011



Volunteer Sierra Huckins plants a tree during the 2010 Dishman Hills service project.

Join the group to spruce up Dishman Hills

NATURAL AREAS -- Volunteers are signing up for the Dishman Hills Service Project to plant trees, pull weeds, and spruce up the city's much-loved natural area on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several hundred helpers -- individuals and groups -- are expected to...

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Conservation groups lost political capital in wolf issue

CONSERVATION -- The environmental movement is facing serious challenges in the current political and economic climate. Considering bills in state legislatures and in Congress, some conservationists believe they've lost considerable political capitol in their tough stance to prolonging endangered species status for the gray wolf...

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Oregon finds abusers of wildlife tax benefit

CONSERVATION -- An Oregon tax incentive to preserve wildlife habitat has been grossly abused by some property owners forcing the state to put the brakes on new sign ups until oversight is beefed up. In one case, a homeowner received tax deductions for "wildlife habitat"...

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MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

Ducks Unlimited shooting and dining for wetlands

CONSERVATION– Ducks Unlimited has scheduled several upcoming fundraising events to benefit wetlands conservation. Amont them: April 2 – Coyote Falls Sporting Clays fun shoot near Almira. Practice starts 9:30 a.m., event at 10:30 a.m. Preregister by Wednesday: (509) 639-0168 or email April 7 –...

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Centennial Trail, Turnbull fundraisers this week

CONSERVATION -- Two worthy local outdoor causes are having fun feasts and auctions this weekend: The Centennial Trail's third annual Adventure Auction is Friday at Northern Quest Casino. Info: 624-7188. The Friends of the Centennial Trail donate funds to trail construction. Friends of Turnbull National...

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Pullman Ducks Unlimited banquet is Saturday

CONSERVATION -- Pullman Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual banquet and auction Saturday, March 26, at Banyan’s Restaurant at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner served at 7 and live auction at 8. Tickets: Jeremy Lessmann, (509) 330-1822.

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Idaho's specialty license plate benefiting trail work in the Selway and Frank Church wilderness areas debuted in February 2011. (Courtesy photo)

Idaho offers 'wilderness' license plate

CONSERVATION -- Idaho is offering several new specialty vehicle license plates this year, including one that benefits mountain biking programs and one to help manage Idaho's premier wilderness areas. The wildernes plate, sponsored by the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, benefits trail maintenance and wilderness stewardship...

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Lake Roosevelt offers 10 youth summer positions

OUTDOOR YOUTH -- A local follow-up to yesterday's post on outdoor-related summer jobs for youths: The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area soon will be hiring for 10 Youth Conservation Corps positions for youths 15-18 years old. Work starts in June . The youths work 40-hours...

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A stretch Hummer limo in Las Vegas. (Phil Hough)

Standard Hummers are excessive, but this...

CONSERVATION -- "Nothing says 'excess' like Vegas and a four axle, 40-foot long strech "Hummer" limousine," said Phil Hough of Sandpoint, who's visiting Sin City this week for a conservation conference. "No, this was NOT the airport shuttle we took," said the spokesman for the...

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