Stories tagged: wilderness
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019
In late May, Dutchman Freek Borlee visited me for three weeks. During that time I saw the landscape through his eyes and found myself falling back in love with the …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Ignoring years of collaboration, Colville National Forest reduces eligible wilderness areas in draft plan
A proposal that would have more than quadrupled the amount of protected wilderness in Eastern Washington came to a screeching halt this fall.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
Southern California’s huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area even as many neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled its advance last week.
Wed., May 9, 2018
On Tuesday, voters in Bonner County will vote on whether or not they support a wilderness designation for the roughly 13,000 acres that make up the Idaho portion of the
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018
BOISE – Three new central Idaho wilderness areas could have management plans in place this year. Federal officials released the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness Management Plan covering 183 square miles …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Federal officials have released a plan for a proposed wilderness area in a northern Idaho forest that includes banning snowmobiles.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
A federal judge last week upheld protections for some of the last roadless areas of the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Crawl from your warm sleeping bag out the tent door, into the darkness and predawn wind whipping across the plateau. Look up at the cathedral of the sky. Watch the …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
If you love to camp, fish and paddle a canoe, Quetico fulfills your wildest dream. Some 6,000 lakes, 32 waterfalls and 4,467 islands are waiting to be explored only by …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Dan Ashe, who rose from the ranks of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2011 to become its 16th director, finally got his chance to visit the Arctic National …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Cecil Andrus, Idaho’s longest-serving governor, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Democrat and champion of wilderness and the Idaho outdoors, died late Thursday after a battle with cancer, the night …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
An aggressive mountain goat was shot and killed by a hiker in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness last month bringing new concerns about the threats that outdoor recreation poses to the …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
OUTDOORS – Four local women with wide-ranging experience in the great outdoors will join for a panel presentation on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowl and Pitcher amphitheater at …
Mon., July 31, 2017
Mountain goats are icons on Scotchman Peak, luring hikers up the 3.5-mile trail northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho, to be in the realm of the usually docile white-coated animals overlooking …
Sun., July 16, 2017
A study of Priest Lake water levels and Thorofare navigation will be explained in an open house meeting on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the Priest Lake Groomers & Ambulance …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017
The office of Idaho Sen. Jim Risch will hold an open house in Clark Fork on July 18, on a potential wilderness proposal for Scotchman Peaks.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017
Authorities say a U.S. Forest Service official found a Pennsylvania man who had been missing in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness since Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is sponsoring an open house on Scotchman Peaks and wilderness plans Tuesday, June 6, at Hope Elementary School from 4-7 p.m.
Sun., June 4, 2017
Washington has released a revised “Protocol for Wolf-Livestock Interactions” that requires livestock producers to try at least two proactive deterrence measures appropriate to their operation before the state would consider …
Sun., May 14, 2017
Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, …
Sat., April 1, 2017
It’s not for everybody, but skiing into a backcountry cabin is an ideal break from the late-winter blues just when it’s needed most. Out there, weary refugees from the rat-race …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
A North Idaho mountain biking club has detoured from the generally position of cyclists to endorse a proposed wilderness.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017
Bird lovers in Idaho are worried that an unusually cold and snowy winter may have harmed or killed some of the Anna’s hummingbirds that spend the winter in there despite …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Oregon’s top elected state leaders heard at times heated testimony on Tuesday about the proposed sale of the Elliott State Forest, whose lumber proceeds help fund the state’s schools, to …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016
Rep. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) says he questions the value of Washington State Parks and Recreation Department proposals to spend millions of dollars in his district improving the portion of a …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch introduced legislation Thursday to protect the Idaho portion of the craggy, but scenic Scotchman Peaks as a federal wilderness area.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
Idaho officials have sold seven commercial properties for $17.3 million as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Oregon conservation groups are putting pressure on Congress to designate a large swath of public land, including Crater Lake National Park, as a federal wilderness area.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016
Three of four wolves fitted with tracking collars in a central Idaho wilderness area last year by state officials without federal approval are surviving as another winter approaches.