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Three caribou relocated north early this year doing well

The three caribou that were taken from the Selkirk and Purcell mountains in January have integrated with a herd near Revelstoke, B.C., according to Bart George, a biologist for the …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

U.S. boosts caribou protections a year after relocating the last Lower 48 caribou to Canada

“I’m hopeful that it maintains the adequate protections for the habatat in the Selkirks so one of these days, when there is an appetite for restoration, our area is considered,” …

Lawsuit filed to restore mountain caribou

Conservation groups are suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for endangered mountain caribou in the inland Northwest

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Conservation groups announce intent to sue Fish and Wildlife over caribou

The Center for Biological Diversity, joined by the Spokane-based Lands Council, on Wednesday announced its intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for “failing to finalize endangered species …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Canadian biologists discover female caribou calf amongst remnants of Purcell herd

Canadian wildlife officials discovered a female calf among the remnants of the Purcell herd near Kimberley B.C., last week.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Sole surviving member of the South Selkirk caribou herd captured, Gray Ghosts are no more in Lower 48

The sole surviving member of the South Selkirk Caribou herd was captured by Canadian officials, Monday.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018

Declining caribou illustrate the challenges of conservation

The fate of the mountain caribou highlights the myriad ways in which habitat degradation impacts the natural world. And, it illustrates the unsavory choices conservationists often make about which species …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Two rarely seen woodland caribou spotted in Montana

Two woodland caribou, a rarely seen member of the deer family, have been spotted in northwest Montana, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlfie & Parks news release.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Six caribou in North Idaho and Washington – the last in the contiguous U.S. – will be relocated to Canada

Caribou, the Grey Ghosts of northern forests, will no longer roam the Lower 48.

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018

Officials work to ensure existence of caribou population

Officials say the existence of the two southernmost populations of woodland caribou is in danger.

UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018

South Selkirk mountain caribou herd possibly extinct

The South Selkirk mountain caribou herd may be extinct after aerial surveys found only three remaining animals.

Deep snow stalls caribou maternal pen project

A bounty of snow has snuffed out this year’s maternal pen project in British Columbia to preserve a critically endangered remnant group of mountain caribou.

‘Last Stand’ documentary raises money for endangered caribou herd in Selkirks

Viewers can help support recovery efforts for the Southern Selkirk mountain caribou herd on Saturday.

Volunteers gather lichen to help save critically endangered mountain caribou

Volunteers in North Idaho are lichen their role in saving the most critically endangered animals in North America.

Out & About: Endangered Selkirk Mountain caribou dwindle to 11

About a dozen animals may be all that remains of the woodland caribou in the endangered Southern Selkirk herd that roams near the U.S.-Canada border, according to the Washington Department …

Kootenai Tribe takes on caribou recovery

The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is stepping up efforts to save the last wild caribou herd in the Lower 48 states. The tribe has contracted with the U.S. Fish and …

Field reports: Coast salmon seasons set by Pacific council

FISHING – Washington’s 2015 salmon fishing seasons were approved this month by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, with some Puget Sound fisheries constrained to protect wild salmon listed under the …

Judge tells agency to reconsider decision on caribou habitat

A federal judge on Monday ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider a decision that reduced critical habitat for the South Selkirk caribou herd by 90 percent. Six …

Wolves, predators of caribou, will be killed by B.C. wildlife officials

Up to 24 wolves in British Columbia just north of Idaho will be shot by helicopter gunners this winter in an effort to save the 18 remaining southern Selkirk Mountains …

South Selkirk caribou herd protections being revised

Caribou worldwide share similar features – branching antlers, stocky bodies covered with hollow hair that insulates against the cold, and snowshoe-like hooves. Herds across North America and northern Europe all …

Feds affirm protections for Selkirk caribou herd

A mountain caribou herd in the southern Selkirk Mountains requires continued protection under the Endangered Species Act, officials said today.

Groups to sue over limiting of caribou habitat

Environmental groups intend to sue the federal government over its decision to cut more than 90 percent of the land originally proposed as critical habitat for the last mountain caribou …

Landers: Snowmobilers still waiting for Selkirk access

Snowmobilers have been champing at the bit to make tracks across the crest of Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains, where they’ve been banned since 2005. On Nov. 27, the U.S. Fish and …

Fish and Wildlife sets aside land for caribou

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating about 30,000 acres in northeast Washington and North Idaho as critical habitat for woodland caribou, a fraction of the 375,000 acres originally …

Federal government protects a fraction of proposed area for caribou

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is designating about 30,000 acres in Northeast Washington and North Idaho as critical habitat for woodland caribou, a fraction of the 375,000 acres originally …

Idaho senators oppose expanded caribou habitat

Only two woodland caribou were spotted in North Idaho in 1983, when the last wild herd in the Lower 48 received emergency protection under the Endangered Species Act. As the …

Snowmobiler-commissioned study disputes caribou impact

PRIEST LAKE, Idaho – Protecting habitat for woodland caribou has cost North Idaho’s economy $26 million, with winter tourism in the resort area of Priest Lake taking the biggest hit, …

Caribou habitat costs studied

Protecting old-growth habitat for endangered woodland caribou will cost about $1.5 million over the next 20 years, according to a draft economic analysis prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife …

Bonner County files petition to delist caribou

Endangered species protections should be rescinded for the 46 caribou in the South Selkirk herd, Bonner County argued Wednesday in a delisting petition. “Caribou aren’t endangered, when you look at …

County seeking to delist caribou

A law firm that successfully argued a North Idaho couple’s wetlands dispute with the federal government before the U.S. Supreme Court has been retained by Bonner County to petition for …