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Sophia Ressler: Cruel Washington wolf killing also wastes taxpayer money

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has wasted millions in taxpayer dollars to create wolf management policies it has chosen not to follow.


Groups sue to restrict salmon fishing, help Northwest orcas

Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing anyway to ensure …


Andrea Santarsiere: Federal wildlife officials should restore wild reindeer to Lower 48

If we’re going to recover America’s reindeer, they need the strong protections of the Endangered Species Act, one of the nation’s most effective environmental laws.


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: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

State can kill Togo pack wolf, judge rules

Judge lifts order barring the state Department of Fish and Wildlife from killing an injured wolf from a Ferry County pack preying on cattle.


Group threatens lawsuit over habitat protection for orcas

A conservation group wants the federal government to move forward with protecting offshore areas along the U.S. West Coast to help endangered killer whales.


Valentine condom campaign wants lovers to think of animals

An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine’s Day.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings

An environmental group is suing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for access to some public records on wolf deaths in the state.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Group files notice it will sue over walrus protection

A national environmental organization has filed notice that it will sue the federal government over its rejection of Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species.


Lawsuit forces U.S. to decide if nine species are endangered

The U.S. government agreed last week to decide over the next several years if federal protections are needed to help a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator …


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 …


Group seeks to reintroduce grizzlies to Selway-Bitterroots

An environmental group has petitioned the federal government to reintroduce grizzly bears to the Selway-Bitterroot mountains of Idaho and Montana, saying the region is critical to the bears’ recovery in …


Groups threaten suit over federal agency’s trapping, poisoning of problem wildlife

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 …


Feds OK new study of Palouse earthworm

Already rejected once for endangered species protection, the giant Palouse earthworm has won a new study from the federal government after the first living specimens in decades were found.