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Federal wildlife officials want to protect a rare white and green butterfly found only on Washington’s San Juan Island.
The U.S. government will temporarily stop killing beavers in Oregon after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit alleging the practice reduces the number of dams that create deep pools that are ideal habitat for young, endangered coho salmon.
A group of conservation advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the federal government's aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho. According to the complaint, the coalition says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services should halt all ongoing killing of native wild animals until it completes...
Being ahead of the game is the name of the game in dealing with invasive species. That’s why Idaho staffs up to 20 boat inspection stations to prevent quagga and zebra mussels and more aquatic weeds from entering the state.
Five conservation groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Idaho seeking to stop a federal agency from killing wolves in the state until a new environmental analysis is prepared.
A federal judge has rejected plans by a federal agency to assist in the killing of problem wolves in Washington. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan of Tacoma issued a summary judgment Thursday against the low-profile agency, known as Wildlife Services.
Wolves killing livestock usually grabs people’s attentions, but coyotes have had a much wider impact. According to published reports, wolves killed 120 sheep in Montana in 2008.
A federal agency that kills nuisance wildlife is under attack from environmental groups, which say the agency’s use of poison and trapping in Idaho puts other animals at risk. Last year, Wildlife Services killed about 3,300 mammals in the state. Coyotes were the most frequent target.
Like the prow of a ship, the Granite Mountains rise sharply from the creamy-white playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Here, in rugged terrain owned by the American public, a little-known federal agency called Wildlife Services has waged an eight-year war against predators to try to help an iconic Western big-game species: mule deer.
Northeast Washington businesses and hunters took aim at coyotes again this winter to spread a little wealth and give calving livestock and beleaguered white-tailed deer a little more breathing room. Participating hunters checked in 297 coyotes during the Coyote Derby in January and February covering Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.