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TUESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

This is what the Slavin Conservation Area looked like in November, after the grash had grown tall and turned brown heading into winter. Chris Bonsignore, wetlands biologist for Ducks Unlimited, was leading a group through a DU engineered wetlands restoration project on the Slavin Conservation Area, one of more than 20 areas secured by the Spokane County Conservation Futures Program.  (Rich Landers)

Ducks Unlimited banquet March 25 in Spokane

CONSERVATION –The Spokane Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 12th annual fundraising dinner to benefit wetlands conservation in the Pacific Northwest. The event will start at 5 p.m. on March 25 at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane Valley. "This fun, family friendly event...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016

TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

An image of a common goldeneye painted with uncommon talent by Robert Steiner, an artist from San Francisco, Calif., is the winner of the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest.

Bill would raise duck stamp to $25

CONSERVATION -- A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate today to increase the price of the federal duck stamp to $25. The current price of $15 was set more than 20 years ago, in 1991. "We appreciate the introduction of a federal duck stamp...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012

THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

A boreal chorus frog calling. (Jaime Johnson)

Chorus frogs are nature's windbags

WILDLIFE -- The ponds at the Dishman Hills Natural Area are easy to find this time of year, since hikers can often hear them long before they see them. Chorus frogs are in full song. Outdoor photographers Jaime and Lisa Johnson had a similar experience...

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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

Making a point about hunters, birdwatchers and wetlands conservation. (Courtesy photo)

Hunters post a sign of the times 

CONSERVATION -- Behind the words on the sign is a tradition of hunters and anglers paying billions of dollars in license fees, federal duck stamp fees and excise taxes on their hunting and fishing equipment to fund wildlife conservation efforts. Most other recreation groups contribute...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011

Williams Lake outside of Cheney offers a perfect spot for recreators and wildlife close to the city. The Washington Department of Ecology is preparing to step in and re-write portions of Spokane County''s shoreline master plan, which govern 750 miles of shoreline along local rivers, lakes and streams. The state says Williams Lake exemplifies a Spokane county lake with extensive shorelines and associated wetlands of outstanding ecological integrity, despite development along some areas.   (Archive Archive / The Spokesman Review)

Wetlands declining, report confirms

CONSERVATION -- America's wetlands declined slightly from 2004-2009, underscoring the need for continued conservation and restoration efforts, according to a report issued last week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is merely affirmation of an old story. The federal agency's Status and Trends...

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FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011

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 coyotefallssporting@gmail.com. April 7 –...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

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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