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Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators already are proving to be resilient in states where hunting and trapping occur.
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National park regulations pass sniff test at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, which is celebrating its centennial, is a monument to eye-catching natural beauty – and the value of government regulation, which deter miners, plans for dams, tramways that once hauled out bat guano for fertilizer and a gamut of other development dreams and schemes.
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In the dog days of winter, consider hiking in New Zealand

Most folks don’t know it, but a multiday backpacking trip in New Zealand would do them a world of good at this time of year. Down there, in the sun-drenched days of deepest summer, thermal refugees from the Northern Hemisphere can hike in shorts, swim in the rivers and nap in the shade of 15-foot tall ferns.
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WDFW captures 28 bighorn sheep, transfers most to Utah

A big trap and lots of bait left almost 30 bighorn sheep on Chelan Butte with either a new home, or a fancy new tracking collar. On Feb. 21, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff, along with staff from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and volunteers with the Wenatchee Sportsman’s Association and Washington Wild Sheep Foundation, captured 28 sheep and sent 20 of them to a new home in Utah, according to a WDFW news release.

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