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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016

A male sage grouse inflates air sacs in his chest while performing a mating display. (Aubrey Wieber Idaho Falls Post Register)

Sage grouse protection guidelines adopted by feds

THREATENED SPECIES -- Federal land managers issued guidelines Thursday for restricting energy development, livestock grazing and other activities on public land in the West to protect the greater sage grouse, part of a broad effort to save the bird without resorting to listing it as...

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016


Free weed management workshop offered in Cheney

HABITAT -- A free day of weed management workshops is set for Tuesday, March 22, organized by the Channeled Scablands Cooperative Weed Management Area Committee. The workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Eastern Washington University's Showwalter Hall, Room 109 at 526 Fifth...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016

TUESDAY, NOV. 17, 2015

Montana approves sage grouse habitat restrictions

THREATENED SPECIES – The Montana Land Board has approved restrictions meant to protect sage grouse habitat. The board voted unanimously Monday to prohibit breaking up native range and eradicating sage brush in the bird’s habitat, the Associated Press reports. A waiver is possible for land-break...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2015


Greater sage grouse (AP / File)

Otter orders Idaho sage grouse plan

UPLAND BIRDS -- Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed an executive order requiring state executive agencies to adopt Idaho’s Sage-Grouse Management Plan. The plan demonstrates the state’s commitment to a viable sage grouse population while also maintaining predictable levels of use on public lands,...

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A grizzly bear feeds in a Western Montana farm field with a herd of cattle on June 17, 2014.  (Jaimie Johnson)

Grizzly bear at home on the range

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- No cowboys were trying to rope this stray and put their own brand on it Tuesday, for good reason. Western Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson had been sitting in a blind near a fox den before he headed toward home near Lincoln....

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Oregon rancher kills 500-pound black bear

WILDLIFE -- A huge black bear by Oregon standards has been killed by a rancher legally defending the family's property. Hunters are scratching their heads wondering how they missed seeing one of the biggest bruins experts have seen in the Northwest. From the Associated Press:...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, Oct. 5, 2012, in Olympia. (Courtesy photo)

Washington wildlife commission's wolf hearing detailed

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Andy Walgamott of Northwest Sportsman magazine monitored the entire presentation and comment period of Friday's Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting devoted to Washington's wolf management activities. I listened to the webcast from Olympia, too, but reading Walgamott's blow-by-blow blog post on the...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

A 104-pound female gray wolf wakes up from a tranquilizer after being trapped and fitted with a GPS collar on the Colville Indian Reservation on Sept. 2, 2012. It was the third wolf trapped and released by the tribal wildlife program in three months. (Colville Confederated Tribes)

Northeast WA wolf saga continues

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- No report yet on whether more Wedge Pack wolves have been killed in northern Stevens County as they continue to kill cattle while eluding the guns and traps of Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officers. Get up to speed with: Fight over...

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