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Columbia River salmon, steelhead fisheries reopen Jan. 1

Salmon and steelhead angling will remain closed from Buoy 10 to Hwy. 395 at Pasco through Dec. 31 on the Columbia River. Most tributaries remain open for salmon and steelhead fishing, but anglers are reminded to check for emergency fishing rule changes before heading out.

Declining caribou illustrate the challenges of conservation

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

The fate of the mountain caribou highlights the myriad ways in which habitat degradation impacts the natural world. And, it illustrates the unsavory choices conservationists often make about which species live and which die.

Reflecting on 40 years of change in Yellowstone following wolf reintroduction

Longtime wolf researcher Mark Boyce presented a paper reflecting on his 40 years of work – as well as the work of some of his students and colleagues – on the reintroduction of wolves to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. That paper, while questioned by some scientists, gives insight into the history of a complicated and heated debate about the impact of wolves in Yellowstone, and beyond.

Idaho Fish and Game director Moore announces he will retire

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore will retire in January after a 41-year career with the agency that manages everything from smallmouth bass to large predators like black bears, wolves and mountain lions.