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A proposal from lawmakers in New England and California to give free access to national parks to wounded veterans is poised to become law.
BILLINGS – A study written about the remains of a 9,000-year-old woman buried in Peru with a hunter’s toolkit has captured national attention for a Wyoming-trained archaeologist and his colleagues while also sparking conversation about sexism.
MISSOULA – A proposed silver/copper mine near Libby can’t rely on a 30-year-old water quality permit granted to a bankrupt company, according to a Montana Supreme Court decision released on Tuesday.
The conventional wisdom is that 2020 has nearly destroyed travel. And though it’s true that COVID-19 ruined vacations and took a wrecking ball to a large part of the industry, the conventional wisdom is wrong. “Actually, the pandemic is making travel better in many ways,” says Clayton Reid, CEO of MMGY Global, a marketing company.
Setting the table outdoors for Thanksgiving dinner in a pandemic could be more daunting than making the gravy. There’s so much to remember: Non-household members 6 feet apart. No buffet table with heaping platters. Blankets at every place setting. Propane for the heater. Hand sanitizer pumps next to the centerpieces.
Each year in late summer/early fall, Chinook travel more than 800 miles back from the ocean to scoop out gravel nests in the small streams of the central Idaho wilderness and deposit their eggs.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved changes to nonresident participation in general season deer and elk hunts to address concerns from residents about hunter congestion in some areas, Friday.
How do you count one of the more elusive ground animals? Very carefully.
It’s easy to forget that Spokane is a mountain town. Surveying the landscape from I-90 gives the impression that we’re living among gently rolling hills. There’s no feeling of being dwarfed by peaks looming overhead that you might get when driving alongside mountain ranges like the Cascades, the Missions, or the Cabinets. But those bumps around us that you see on the horizon through your windshield are much larger than they let on. They just don’t like to brag.
A controversial new study is challenging long-standing science that pins salmon declines in the Snake River Basin on dams and is roiling the already rough waters of fish recovery.
As cases of COVID-19 surge across Washington State and the country as a whole, business are closing - yet again - hospital beds filling - yet again - and health officials urging people to avoid holiday travel (at least that's new). It all feels familiar, except for one major difference: Washington land managers and recreation czars aren't urging folks to avoid the outdoors nor are they closing lands to public access.
The next Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Wolf Advisory Group meeting is scheduled for Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If more time is needed, additional meeting time is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Lewiston on Nov. 19-20, with the public hearing starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Clearwater Regional Office at 3316 16th Street. People can address the Commission about any matters related to Fish and Game at that time.
IDAHO FALLS – An unusual operation to capture and “translocate” dozens of marauding elk to a location northwest of Stanley, Idaho, ended up reenforcing the notion that the wild animal has a mind of its own.
The Lands Council, along with Gonzaga University Environmental Studies Department and Friends of Scotchman Peak Wilderness, is happy to host Derick Lugo, author of "The Unlikely Thru-Hiker," for a presentation on Monday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.
It’s been a drab fall in the Inland Northwest.Instead of a landscape replete with vibrant oranges, reds and yellows, our region’s trees are cloaked in a brown, desiccated coat of leaves. A coat that will likely persist through the winter.
Glacier National Park officials have identified the victim of a diving accident in Lake McDonald as 18-year-old Linnea Rose Mills of Missoula.
On our property, we like to pride ourselves for our progressive approach to equal access to, and housing opportunities for the local wildlife. So long as they stay outside and refrain from becoming domestic terrorists.
Friends of the Columbia Gorge – a Portland-based conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia Gorge – is now accepting submissions for its sixth annual photo contest. The 2020 contest is entitled Picturing Protection.