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TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 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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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7, 2015

TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

Dandelion. (Rich Landers)

Dandelion: The weed that feeds

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- I was driving through Canada's Kootenay National Park in spring early in the morning one year when I spotted a black bear paralleling the highway in the vegetation along the road. I stopped and watched. The bear walked for a quarter mile...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

This herd of goats was procured by Avista to clear noxious weeds away from a substation in Spokane Valley.

Noxious weeds workshop March 22 at Usk

HABITAT -- Weed control on private lands is important to everyone with an interest in wildlife and wild lands. Property owners can find out how to manage weeds and sign up for neighborhood cost-share assistance on Saturday, March 22, at a workshop offered by WSU...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013

Cheatgrass has seed spears that get in hikers' socks and can cause medical problems for dogs when they get into the animal's nose, ears or between toes.

Bacteria recruited for war on cheatgrass

HABITAT -- Keep your fingers crossed, ranchers, farmers and hunters. Maybe this will work -- and yellow starthistle will be next! WSU researcher puts cheatgrass enemy to test in Idaho Ann Kennedy believes ACK55, a bacteria that naturally occurs in soils, is a natural enemy...

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TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

Waging war: one weed at a time

TRAILS -- I'm working late today, after taking the morning off to give a little TLC to a local hiking-biking route. Portions of the route were overwhelmed by spotted knapweed a few years ago before I started spot-spraying the weeds as they emerge in spring....

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011


Hunters will not be allowed to drive ATVs or other vehicles off established roads even on private land in 26 of Idaho's 78 hunting units this fall, an increase of 10 units from last year. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Wash vehicles to reduce spread of weeds

CONSERVATION -- Vehicles can pick up large numbers of seeds from weeds and other plants and spread them for miles, especially when the vehicles are driven off-trail and under wet conditions. This factor in the spread of noxious weeks is documented in a story in...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011


Wispy feathers of milfoil float in the shallows of Lake Chatcolet. The weed is likely a variety of the invasive Eurasian milfoil.
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Program addresses Eloika Lake milfoil issue

INVASIVE SPECIES -- Eloika Lake's "milfoil monster" will be addressed in an upcoming program geared to anglers, property owners and anyone else who wants information on this threat to a popular lake -- and the waters downstream. Local Wildlife” photos and the “Eloika Milfoil Monster”...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

Landowner workshop deals with weeds, pests

HABITAT -- Pend Oreille County property owners can learn to manage pests and noxious weeds and sign up for neighborhood cost-share assistance in a free March 26 workshop offered by WSU Pend Oreille County Extension and the Weed Board. The event runs 8 a.m.-noon at...

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