Stories tagged: wildlife
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Researchers will begin trapping grizzly and black bears Sunday in Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
On the edge: Yellow-bellied marmots take a stand on a cliff above the Palouse River and falls at Palouse Falls State Park. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos for …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
The Tulalip and Suquamish tribes are suing the Coast Guard, alleging a failure to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the Strait …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
There’s just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he’s now on the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts try to keep his species alive.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Managing the Northern Yellowstone elk herd, one of the most popular in the world, is no easy task.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Beaver relocation bill signed by governor
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Game wardens have rescued two black bear cubs orphaned after their mother was struck and killed by a pickup truck on a road through Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
One spring, my 13-year-old step-daughter and I watched from the deck as three mallard drakes tried to impress a hen mallard. “It’s called a courting flight,” I told her. “The …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Necropsies found geese that died late last year after landing in the toxic waters of a former open pit copper mine in Montana had severe internal tissue damage that appeared …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
When gray wolf OR-7 made his historic and famous trek from northeastern Oregon to find a mate and territory of his own, the lone wolf wandered well over 1,000 miles …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
White meat or dark? That might be the first question that comes to mind when you spot a white wild turkey.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
The U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers say they will continue to kill cormorant sea birds known to heavily reduce the Columbia River’s salmon population for a third year.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep the number of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just outside of Yellowstone National Park at four.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Billijo Beck and her 10-year-old daughter Grace walked the dusty path between Challis Wild Horse Corral pens last week looking for an addition to their stables. There were 18 horses …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has reversed plans to give management of Montana’s National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, saying that he is committed to not …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Montana wildlife managers are trying to capture a black bear that killed two goats in a south Billings neighborhood this week.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has halted plans to transfer management of Montana’s National Bison Range to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Keep your eyes open this time of year for the wildly exciting chance to discover nature’s small fry. Spring is not lacking for reasons to lure hikers outside. Wildflowers and …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Outdoors editor Rich Landers wasn’t the only one who had a good day of wildlife observation in Lincoln County last weekend. Following is a birding report that a rain-drenched, wind-whipped …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
An osprey swooped in to take a fisherman’s catch at Fernan Lake in North Idaho this week. The fish somehow broke free and escaped. The angler had to start over.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Drive along the Pilot Butte Canal in Redmond in the spring and you’ll see ground squirrels scurry frantically back and forth across the road. Chubby rock chucks sprint from rock …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
A federal judge has ruled that organizers of a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in east-central Idaho don’t need a permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
Tue., April 11, 2017
U.S. officials on Monday temporarily stopped the use of predator-killing cyanide traps in Idaho after one sickened a young boy and killed his dog last month after they checked it …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now has names for its two grizzly bear cubs that came to the zoo from Montana.
Sat., April 8, 2017
If we treated our domestic livestock the way public wildlife managers treat “their” herds of bighorn sheep, we’d have animal welfare activists pounding on the barn doors.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests that harm …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
A remote-controlled boat has been successfully launched into a former Montana open-pit mine where thousands of snow geese died last fall.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:08 a.m.
Endangered bald eagles are making a comeback in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a national boom following decades of environmental investment.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating out of the Columbia River Basin in unusually high flows this year face a potentially lethal problem in spillways at dams where increased nitrogen in …