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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Feds to pause killing of beavers after threat of lawsuit

The U.S. government will temporarily stop killing beavers in Oregon after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit alleging the practice reduces the number of dams that create deep pools that are …


State adopts no tolerance policy for feral pigs

Being ahead of the game is the name of the game in dealing with invasive species. That’s why Idaho staffs up to 20 boat inspection stations to prevent quagga and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 1, 2016

Environmental groups challenge federal wolf killing in Idaho

Five conservation groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Idaho seeking to stop a federal agency from killing wolves in the state until a new environmental analysis is prepared.


Federal judge rejects some wolf kill plans in Washington

A federal judge has rejected plans by a federal agency to assist in the killing of problem wolves in Washington. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan of Tacoma issued a …


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 …


Wildlife Services’ deadly force brings environmental problems

Like the prow of a ship, the Granite Mountains rise sharply from the creamy-white playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Here, in rugged terrain owned by the American …


Coyote Derby nets hunters nearly 300 animals

Northeast Washington businesses and hunters took aim at coyotes again this winter to spread a little wealth and give calving livestock and beleaguered white-tailed deer a little more breathing room. …