Tag search results
Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.
BILLINGS – Proposed land conservation purchases in dozens of states would preserve more natural areas within tourist destinations, U.S. officials announced Friday, as lawmakers from both parties pushed back on Trump administration restrictions on how the money can be spent.
Reaching for the last leaf in autumn’s home stretch, the kinglet will soon need to conserve energy by puffing up and fluffing his feathers when sleeping. The birds subsist primarily on moth caterpillars found overwintering on trees. Smaller than a chickadee, the kinglets have four times more feather mass committed to insulation than to flying in the winter. “Almost too fast to see and keep up with but worth the wait,” writes Angela Marie, who took this photo in the Slavin Conservation Area in November.
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.
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.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources released its 2020 Forest Action Plan (https://www.dnr.wa.gov/ForestActionPlan) on Oct. 26 outlining more than 100 priority actions to improve and conserve forests across Washington, including goals that support fish and wildlife, rural economies, wildfire response, outdoor recreation, family forestry, urban trees, and clean air and water.
Gorillas are highly sociable animals – up to a point. A crowded mountain can make silverbacks more violent, scientists say.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Wolf Advisory Group (WAG) recently unanimously approved recommended amendments to the Wolf-livestock Interaction Protocol in order to standardize the efforts of range riders working to deter wolf-livestock conflict.
Frances Cassirer has been working to recover bighorn sheep in Hells Canyon for more than two decades.
The 2020 election offers an opportunity to jumpstart the gray wolf’s expansion southward into the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
The north Spokane recreation area commonly referred to as Waikiki Springs nearly doubles this fall as Inland Northwest Land Conservancy (INLC) announced the purchase of a 95-acre parcel of land adjacent to existing 114-acre Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife property along the Little Spokane River.
Yellowstone National Park may be well-known for its role in rebuilding populations of large mammals like grizzly bears, wolves and bison, yet trumpeter swans have a similar story of dogged recovery that is not as well known.
The Columbia River Gorge Commission last week adopted needed revisions to the Management Plan for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to improve protection of this nationally significant landscape.
Live zebra mussels were identified on a boat at the I-90 West “Cedars” watercraft inspection station east of Coeur d’Alene on Monday. The station, one of 20 operated statewide by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, is operated cooperatively with the Kootenai-Shoshone Soil Water Conservation District.
Timing is everything. When Stevie Lynne wrote and recorded the single "We Are the People" in 2016, she opted not to create a video for the unifying anthem at that point. "I didn't feel like the timing was right," Lynne said while calling from her Spokane Valley home. "It was a weird political climate. I decided against it."
The governors of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana have announced a regional collaboration on salmon recovery in the Columbia River Basin that includes strategies for the states to engage with tribal nations and federal agencies and address the concerns of communities who depend on the river.
From wire reports
From wire reports
Sandpoint is one of the most hip and beautiful communities in Idaho. Located on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint has a great public beach, sidewalk cafes, craft beer, an annual music festival and many outdoor recreation amenities nearby.
James Weaver, a former Democratic congressman for Oregon’s 4th District who was a tireless advocate for environmental preservation, has died. He was 93.
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame, have returned to mainland Australia for the first time in some 3,000 years.