Stories tagged: caribou
Wed., July 10, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
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, 9:36 p.m.
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, 4:41 p.m.
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, 10:05 p.m.
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, 10:45 a.m.
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, 4:04 p.m.
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, 10:11 a.m.
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, 8:49 a.m.
Officials say the existence of the two southernmost populations of woodland caribou is in danger.
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
The South Selkirk mountain caribou herd may be extinct after aerial surveys found only three remaining animals.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
Viewers can help support recovery efforts for the Southern Selkirk mountain caribou herd on Saturday.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Volunteers in North Idaho are lichen their role in saving the most critically endangered animals in North America.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 5 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
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 …
Sun., April 26, 2015
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 …
Wed., March 25, 2015
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 …
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015
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 …
Thu., June 26, 2014
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 …
Wed., May 7, 2014, 11:10 a.m.
A mountain caribou herd in the southern Selkirk Mountains requires continued protection under the Endangered Species Act, officials said today.
Sun., Feb. 3, 2013
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 …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012
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 …
Wed., Nov. 28, 2012
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 …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2012, 3:03 p.m.
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 …
Fri., June 22, 2012
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 …
Thu., June 14, 2012
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, …
Thu., May 31, 2012
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 …
Thu., May 10, 2012
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 …
Sun., April 29, 2012
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 …
Thu., March 22, 2012
Steelheading streams are off color and the wild turkey hunting season is still more than three weeks off. With a little breather in the action, let’s play the field today, …
Tue., March 20, 2012, 9:25 a.m.
Citing requests from Idaho’s governor, local governments and the Kootenai Tribe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a 60-day extension for public comment on a proposal to designate …