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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will take steps this week to assess whether a deadly pathogen has infected the Quilomene bighorn sheep herd in Kittitas County.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will do controlled burns to restore habitat in the Oak Creek Wildlife Area in Yakima County starting as early as next week.
The Bureau of Land Management Spokane District has lifted the regulated fire closure on public lands administered by the BLM and the Bureau of Reclamation in Eastern Washington.
This year’s Northern Pikeminnow Sport-Reward Fishery, which for 30 years has paid anglers to catch qualifying northern pikeminnow in the Columbia River basin, has been extended through Oct. 11 at select registration stations. In addition, the program has increased incentives for anglers to help reduce the number of these predatory fish where threatened or endangered salmon or steelhead may be present.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday closed all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades to recreation due to high fire danger. The closure will last at least through Friday, Sept. 11, and DNR staff will evaluate the possibility of extending it as the week progresses.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday approved $17 million in budget requests for needed enhancements to manage fish and wildlife in Washington state. Commissioners also provided a list of potential service cuts, while pointing out the counterproductive nature of such cuts should statewide elected officials adopt them.
Use of WDFW areas and water access areas is up a lot this year, and the increased use has caused a pileup of trash, human waste, and unauthorized activity at a number of locations around the state, including in the Spokane area.
On Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Pebble Mine, a large-scale gold and copper mine proposed for the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, the largest sockeye salmon run on the planet.
Briefs: Spokane River access at TJ Meenach opens; Allen Lebovitz named DNR fire liaison.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced Tuesday at a roundtable with community members in Omak, Washington, that the Department of the Interior will not move forward with a new Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan for the North Cascades Ecosystem and the associated environmental impact statement .
The Lands Council issued a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee's office this week calling upon the governor’s office to mandate WDFW’s standardization of the practice of range riding to protect native wildlife.
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is increasing recreational access and services.
Several wildlife advocate groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday to ensure that the U.S. Forest Service protects endangered gray wolves in the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington where livestock ranching activities have contributed to conflict.
Federal agencies on Wednesday agreed to forgo planned summer construction on the Bog Creek Road project in North Idaho.
Spokane has a world masters slowpitch softball champion. Grey Sox returned from the Senior Softball USA World Masters Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week with the title in the 65+ AA Division.
Kurt Kraemer, a four-time Big Sky Conference track and field champion and 2003 All-American, is the fifth athlete announced in the Class of 2018 for induction into the Eastern Washington Athletics Hall of Fame.
Richard “Dick” Hannan, a long-time coach and administrator from Spokane who received two degrees from Eastern Washington University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award.
Lake City graduate Vanessa Shippy was imposing as she launched her senior softball season at Oklahoma State in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona, last weekend, batting 11 for 13, scoring nine runs, driving in six, walking five times and hitting two home runs.
Delaney Hodgins doesn’t stand out just on the court, but her well-known skills there along with her other attributes helped the Eastern Washington forward to be named one of 10 women’s basketball finalists for the NCAA Division I Senior CLASS Award.
For the second time in two weeks, and fourth time this season, Brianna King was named the Frontier Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.