Stories tagged: wildlife
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Environmental and animal-welfare groups have filed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. government is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing the use of two predator-killing poisons.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
A total of nine dead cows have been found along a Montana River and wildlife officials say while it’s not common, it’s also not unheard of.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Fisheries managers are predicting this year’s return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries will be the lowest in about two decades.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Six eastern Oregon counties say they are halting the use of cyanide traps to kill coyotes to protect the state’s wolf population.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
To protect and serve and … rescue ducklings?
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
China is planning to create a preserve for the giant panda that will be three times the size of Yellowstone National Park in the western U.S.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Wildlife officials say the Washington wolf population is on the rise in the state Department of Fish and Wildlife latest report.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
About 4,000 endangered Snake River sockeye salmon have been evacuated from a flood-threatened hatchery in southwestern Idaho.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
State authorities say a man who found a 3-month-old black bear along an Oregon hiking trail and took it to a wildlife rehabilitation center has been warned but not cited.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
A new study disputes a widely-held view that livestock grazing is largely incompatible with a ground-dwelling bird that has suffered a dramatic population decline across its 11-state range in the …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Wildlife officials say a wolf pack killed at least eight chickens and a goose in Eastern Oregon.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
“The large male elephant looked up and stared directly into the front window, giving me that piercing stink-eye look that says, get out of my way,” said Bill Pierce, recalling …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
When someone tells you they spotted a 750-pound grizzly bear lurking around the same trail you are strolling, the typical response is to turn and head in the opposite direction. …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Of more than 2,700 bills introduced by the 2017 Washington Legislature, about 650 made it past the halfway cutoff and were still alive going into this week in Olympia.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
Gray wolves continued their steady increase in population and range in Washington last year despite the deaths of at least 14 animals, according to a 25-page state report on the …
Wed., March 15, 2017, 7 p.m.
I have been in this home north of Spokane for 22 years now. In the previous 50 years, my longest stay in one place was a house in Spokane where …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Federal officials said they have approved Idaho’s wildlife conservation plan that allows the state to seek federal money to bolster mainly nongame species and avoid potential listings under the Endangered …
Sun., March 12, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
There are certain people out there, I am sure, that have a sort of karmic magnet for chaos. They are the people that somehow manage to pile several catastrophes into …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
A gang of dozens of fishermen overturned inspectors’ trucks, burned or destroyed 15 vehicles and patrol boats, and beat three inspectors from the office for environmental protection in a town …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
The House has passed a bill that would exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
King Zulu, the white Bengal tiger that mesmerized scores of visitors to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, has died.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will have to release more water than normal this year from a northern Idaho dam because of ample snowpack, but the move …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Wolves were removed from the Endangered Species protections in Idaho and Montana in 2011 – eight years after wolf numbers had exceeded the minimum set for recovery in both states. …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
The $500 million spent annually on habitat restoration projects and improvements are helping salmon, steelhead and other wildlife in the Columbia River Basin, federal agencies responsible for operating 14 federal …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
OUTSURVIVE – The public in general doesn’t seem to understand the importance to avoid disturbing big game on their winter ranges, especially in tough winters such as this. Elk, deer …