Stories tagged: invasive species
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
Avista Corp. is releasing water from Spokane’s Long Lake to a winter drawdown level about 14 feet below the lake’s normal summer elevation of 1,536 feet, in an effort to …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
The Washington Invasive Species Council is asking residents to check trees and swimming pools in their yards for harmful bugs as part of the national Tree Check Month in August.
Wed., July 24, 2019
The Washington Invasive Species Council invites artists of all ages to participate in an art contest as part of its “Don’t Let it Loose” campaign.
Fri., June 14, 2019
Bullfrogs may be the delight of children and a common sight and sound at Cannon Hill Park. But the amphibians are considered an invasive predatory species that is efficient at …
Thu., April 4, 2019
Coeur d’Alene Lake managers will aggressively target northern pike in the southern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene starting this month.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
In a cavernous, and cold, warehouse in Airway Heights a group of Spokane Tribe of Indians fish biologists encircled a large, vicious-looking fish Tuesday.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
State wildlife managers have upgraded a key tool in the fight against invasive species.
Mon., July 30, 2018
Invasive species are classified as animals or plants that are not native to an area. The invasive species outgrow and out-compete native species and dominate an ecosystem because these new …
Fri., May 25, 2018
Idaho officials have added watercraft inspection stations and extended operating hours at some in anticipation of a busy season.
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018
Anglers can once again make money catching predatory pikeminnows in the Columbia and Snake rivers.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
The Oregon State Marine Board is considering a plan that would no longer require people who rent commercial rafts and kayaks to carry Aquatic Invasive Species permits.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
Roads leading to Fernie, British Columbia, a skiing and fishing hot spot, are smooth and well-traveled. But if you’re trailering a boat, or have a paddleboard or kayak on your …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Some drivers with watercraft, especially in vehicles with kayaks or stand-up paddle boards, are missing the boat inspection signs on Interstate 90 in Washington just west of the Idaho state …
Sun., July 23, 2017
Idaho is teaming up with Utah to protect Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border from invasive mussels.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017
Idaho’s state Department of Agriculture and Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources have announced a cooperative agreement with the Bear Lake Regional Commission through which all three will work together to …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017
Yellowstone National Park officials are installing barriers in front of boat launches in an attempt to prevent invasive mussels recently discovered in Montana from spreading to the park and into …
Fri., May 19, 2017
Anglers in Montana will need to purchase an aquatic invasive species prevention pass following legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock.
Fri., May 19, 2017
Reducing the number of carp in Lake Spokane to improve water quality is not only rife with complications, it’s also ripe.
Sun., May 7, 2017
Most kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are among the vessels required to have state Invasive Species Stickers before launching in Idaho waters, state officials says. The requirement surprises some boaters with …
Thu., May 4, 2017
An hour-long, multi-media, traveling presentation that confronts the trend of huge wildfires, will be in Spokane on Thursday sponsored by The Lands Council and Vaagen Bros. timber company.
Wed., April 26, 2017
Boaters traveling in and out of Washington, Idaho and Montana are noticing increased emphasis this season on inspections for invasive aquatic species on watercraft ranging from yachts to kayaks, rafts …
Sun., April 2, 2017
The front lines in the battle against non-native northern pike invading the Columbia River have moved to the Kettle Falls area of Lake Roosevelt. Gillnetting that started last year after …
Sun., March 19, 2017
Of more than 2,700 bills introduced by the 2017 Washington Legislature, about 650 made it past the halfway cutoff and were still alive going into this week in Olympia.
Thu., March 9, 2017
An emergency funding bill to expand the state’s boat inspection stations to check for invasive quagga and zebra mussels is headed to the governor’s desk for his approval.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017
Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday approved a whopping 40.2 percent increase in state funds for the Idaho Department of Agriculture next year, largely because of a big boost to a boat …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Idaho lawmakers on Monday approved an emergency appropriation of $710,000 to expand the state’s boat inspection stations to check for invasive quagga and zebra mussels, adding three new stations, dawn-to-dusk …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
To increase its fight against aquatic invasive species Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is requesting an additional $11.5 million from the Montana Legislature over the next two years.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
Idaho’s boat inspection program, aimed at keeping invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of the state, is facing a big budget shortfall that’s sent state lawmakers scrambling.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
High-profile and low-key events will beckon heavier than usual activity at Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Nordic skiing areas this weekend.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
Bad news is knocking at the door and Washington is behind the curve on dealing with aquatic invasive species. State officials say there’s an urgency to get up to speed …