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Midstokke: Friendship and other manifestations of fatherhood

“I don’t want to be your father,” said my dad.We were sitting in camp chairs, morning sun warm on our backs, sipping coffee, gazing down the slope of the Sierra de la Laguna toward the distant coast of the Pacific Ocean. Between us and the water was a single, winding thread of thin dirt road snaking in and out of the lush, green canyon for miles. Today was going to be a good ride.

Temporary closure at English Point for restoration work

Portions of the English Point hiking area near Hayden Lake have temporarily closed to the public to allow for the safe operation of timber removal associated with the English Point Forest Health Protection project, according to an Idaho Panhandle National Forests news release. 

Grizzly biologists release Bitterroot studies

Volunteer grizzly bear advocates have produced several new research studies contending that the Bitterroot Mountains along the Montana-Idaho border have strong potential for recovering the threatened species.

Officials say wild salmon runs on Tucannon River are in dire straits

Picture a fading fluorescent light tube, sputtering off and on and humming a warning that it may soon blink out and go dark.Tucannon River spring salmon are displaying their own signs of impending darkness. For the past five years, fewer than 50 wild spring chinook have returned to spawn in the river that tumbles out of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness area in Washington’s Blue Mountains and twists its way north through ponderosa pine and cottonwood trees to join the Snake River near Starbuck.

Female wolf poached in Stevens County, Washington wildlife officials investigating

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists responded to a report of a dead wolf on May 26 in the Sheep Creek area of Stevens County. The female died of a gunshot wound, according to a WDFW necropsy. The wolf is believed to be the breeding female from the Wedge Pack, according to WDFW biologists.  

Wild runs: Steelhead surge; chinook struggle

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reports the state’s 2020 wild steelhead returns dramatically exceeded expectations, but this year’s wild spring chinook are underperforming both expectations and their hatchery cousins.

Spokane lawmakers plan to push for statewide wildlife feeding ban

Searching for food during an abnormally dry spring, two different black bears have wandered into the backyards of Spokane Valley homes in the past week.Part of that attraction? Food left out by good-intentioned homeowners, according to state biologists. The encounters exemplify a particular problem for wildlife managers in Washington State: It's legal in most of Washington to feed deer and other wildlife. It's not legal, however, to feed large carnivores like bears. But, food is, for the most part, food and a hungry bear isn't likely to turn its nose up at apples intended for a deer.

Learning to live with wildlife

For many, seeing deer, turkeys and even the occasional black bear is one of the perks of living in the Inland Northwest.

Upgrade smooths way to remote Joseph Plains habitat

Access to a little-known and remote wildlife area in Idaho was recently upgraded via a partnership between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Off the Grid: Spiritual growth through scientific experimentation

Of all the ill-advised experiments one can undertake, switching to decaf is the absolute worst. I consider myself expert in matters of poorly-considered sacrifices in the name of science. I have fasted on everything from water to juice to air, ran “keto” marathons, and even spent a year living as a vegan. Clearly, my tolerance for suffering is high.