Stories tagged: wildlife
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border to boost faltering populations of salmon and steelhead. Experts say …
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
A moose calf stands next to its mother on the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge June 25, 2019. The photographer, Buck Domitrovich, used a telephoto lens so as not to disturb …
Sun., June 30, 2019, 4 a.m.
By now most deer have given birth to their young, and residents might see quite a few Bambi out and about. Even if the mother doesn’t appear close by, she …
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:04 p.m.
Mike Gass took this photo of a resting American bison in the National Bison Range, a wildlife refuge in Montana. In the background are the snow-covered Mission Mountains.
UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 9:22 p.m.
U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that Chris Bachman, wildlife program director at the Spokane-based Lands Council, called premature …
Wed., March 6, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
Learn about wildlife on the Palouse with local biologist Brian Gaston on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in The Center at Colfax Library. This meeting of ‘Science on the …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 6 a.m.
KRISTIN MANSFIELD summarizes the bulk of her job as Washington’s statewide wildlife veterinarian to three words: “Death, drugs and disease.”
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 6 a.m.
CARRIE LOWE gets to do a lot of the exciting field stuff — handling critters from badgers and eagles to bighorn sheep and moose — as a Washington Department of …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 6 a.m.
Annemarie Prince’s family frequented the Florida woods, where the kids were unleashed to fish in the creek, explore and get dirty. “The coolest thing was catching something live with my …
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
The federal government’s multi-day shutdown has minimally impacted Idaho and Washington wildlife management.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:59 p.m.
Every year, hundreds of bald eagles stop at the lake between November and February to catch spawning kokanee salmon as the birds migrate south.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 7:15 p.m.
Virginia wildlife officials: Man secretly fed bears for decade, saying he wanted ‘to keep them safe’
For 10 years, a Virginia man has been secretly feeding bears “to keep them safe from poachers” – a violation of the state’s “bear no-feeding” law, wildlife authorities say.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
For the past few years, Idaho’s Snake River salmon and Puget Sound orcas have become linked in the decadeslong battle over the fate of the four lower Snake River Dams …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Since September, six sea lions have died from gunshot wounds in central Puget Sound and Kitsap County.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
In “Wildlife” the characters played by Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal find themselves in key moments trapped in their ordinary 1960 Great Falls kitchen, evading each other’s eyeline or bearing …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:11 a.m.
Six caribou in North Idaho and Washington – the last in the contiguous U.S. – will be relocated to Canada
Caribou, the Grey Ghosts of northern forests, will no longer roam the Lower 48.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:04 p.m.
With water flows down and the heat up, temperatures in parts of the Yakima River this summer have been running more like those in the waters of coastal Hawaii, according …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Despite efforts to thin the number of turkeys roaming about Spokane, the birds have persevered. Neighbors are split about how to deal with the rafters and the Spokane City Council …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 5 a.m.
Changes are coming for the most significant piece of federal legislation aimed at preventing animals and plants from fading out of existence: the Endangered Species Act.
Thu., July 26, 2018, 2:17 p.m.
The cougar that Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials killed on May 19 was the same animal that attacked two bicyclists, killing one, DNA analysis confirmed Wednesday.
Sat., July 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
Tiny, shy and nocturnal, swift foxes have stealthily invaded pockets of Montana where they haven’t been seen for almost a century. Or maybe folks just weren’t looking for them and …
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:45 p.m.
Anyone seen a pterodactyl in Browne’s Addition? Or maybe just a moose?
Sun., July 8, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Don’t run – not from a charging wild animal or the facts, wildlife experts say.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
A court has ruled that a federal agency’s justifications for killing coyotes and mountain lions and other predators in Idaho to protect livestock and other wildlife such as elk violates …
Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:45 a.m.
Fawns are out. And, as happens every year, people are snatching them with delusions of helping the small creatures.
Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
For eons, coyotes roamed what is now the western United States, with its wide-open plains. Then came European settlers, who cut down forests for farms and ranches.
Wed., May 16, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Prosecutors in Oregon have filed more than a hundred charges in an investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and …
Sat., April 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Montana’s wildlife agency will be even more aggressive in fighting chronic wasting disease, according to a
Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
Wolverines don’t make themselves easy to study. In addition to being able to gnaw their way out of log-cabin-like traps, they’re shaped kind of like a traffic cone.