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Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz and Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland) will join experts and advocacy leaders from across the state Tuesday for a virtual event to unveil a bill that would create a dedicated funding source for wildfire response, forest restoration and community resilience strategies.
Two Washington residents filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Court last week to challenge the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Dec. 18 decision to authorize a largely recreational bear hunt this spring.
The Idaho Board of Land Commissioners has turned down a request from two Idaho nonprofits to contest a proposed lease that would allow a 195-foot cellular tower to be built in the Sawtooths as part of the nationwide first responders’ network, FirstNet.
Washington’s Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to finalize new rules that will apply to the state’s commercial whale-watching vessels. While the rules seek to protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales from vessel noise and disturbance from whale-watching boats, they still allow for watching during the summer months when the whales are foraging in the Salish Sea.
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests and Bureau of Land Management are inviting comments on the draft Environmental Assessment for a forest management project proposed near Bonners Ferry.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources will transfer 1,360 acres of Douglas County rangeland to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as part of a grant-funded transaction approved by the Board of Natural Resources on Tuesday morning.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed threatened species protection on Tuesday for the whitebark pine.
SPOKANE – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Aquatic invasive species (AIS) unit in 2020 detected more boats than ever fouled with non-native organisms.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to consider approving a land transaction and hear updates on a wide variety of topics during its Dec. 3-5 virtual commission meeting.
The next Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Wolf Advisory Group meeting is scheduled for Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If more time is needed, additional meeting time is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Lewiston on Nov. 19-20, with the public hearing starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Clearwater Regional Office at 3316 16th Street. People can address the Commission about any matters related to Fish and Game at that time.
The Lands Council, along with Gonzaga University Environmental Studies Department and Friends of Scotchman Peak Wilderness, is happy to host Derick Lugo, author of "The Unlikely Thru-Hiker," for a presentation on Monday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.
Glacier National Park officials have identified the victim of a diving accident in Lake McDonald as 18-year-old Linnea Rose Mills of Missoula.
Friends of the Columbia Gorge – a Portland-based conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia Gorge – is now accepting submissions for its sixth annual photo contest. The 2020 contest is entitled Picturing Protection.
A coalition of wildlife conservation groups Thursday notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of its intent to file a lawsuit challenging the recent decision to strip gray wolves of Endangered Species Act protection across nearly all the lower 48 states.
WDFW invites the public to comment on a new proposed rule to oversee dog training associated with cougar incidents.
Ever been to Finch Arboretum? Here's your excuse to take a scenic fall tour of this pretty park that features trees planted as long as 100 years ago, and 80 varieties of lilacs.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources released its 2020 Forest Action Plan (https://www.dnr.wa.gov/ForestActionPlan) on Oct. 26 outlining more than 100 priority actions to improve and conserve forests across Washington, including goals that support fish and wildlife, rural economies, wildfire response, outdoor recreation, family forestry, urban trees, and clean air and water.
In response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, an appellate court ruled on Tuesday that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife can no longer issue permits to private hunters to use bait and hounds to kill black bears on timberlands.
Spokane County is planning to celebrate the opening of a new trailhead parking area to serve the growing Glenrose Unit of Dishman Hills Conservation Area on Friday, Oct. 30 at 10:00 a.m.