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From 50 to 50,000, ‘Leopard of the Kootenai’ makes spectacular rebound in Kootenai River

In the early 2000s, the world’s only freshwater cod was all but gone from the waters of the Kootenai River in north Idaho and British Columbia. Once counted in the …


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 …


Competition for huckleberries creating fights among pickers

Competition for huckleberries is creating conflicts in the woods, with reports of pickers fighting over patches of the sought-after berries. Gathering huckleberries is a cherished summer ritual for many Inland …


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 …


Spill water encourages sturgeon breeding

Spilling water over Libby Dam may have aided endangered Kootenai River sturgeon this spring by coaxing the giant fish upriver to better spawning grounds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers …


Kootenai tribal elder Trice dies

Kootenai tribal elder Amelia Trice made national headlines in 1974 when she led her tiny band in what is now known as the last Indian war against the U.S. government. …


Effort aims to restore once-abundant burbot in Kootenai River

Snow was blowing sideways when Corie Laude hauled a hoop net from the choppy waters of the Kootenai River. Her catch lurked in the bottom of the net, green and …


Northwest tribes want input on Columbia River Treaty

Native people want a say in the future of the Columbia River Treaty, an accord between U.S. and Canada that governs power generation and flood control along the 1,200-mile river. …


Possible loss of public lands in N. Idaho criticized

An Arizona developer wants to swap a Boise Foothills ranch for 9,000 acres of federal timberland in the Idaho Panhandle. The proposed trade enjoys strong support in Southern Idaho, where …


Tribe restoring sturgeon habitat

BONNERS FERRY – Four-inch long sturgeon frolicked in a hatchery tank – comically flipping onto their backs to feed, then wriggling right side up. Barely a year old, they looked …