Stories tagged: conservation
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6 a.m.
The annual Dishman Hills Conservancy picnic will be Aug. 22 at Camp Caro (698 S. Sargent Rd.) starting at 5:30 p.m.
Thu., May 16, 2019, 6 a.m.
Kris Tompkins, a world-renowned conservationist and preserver of vast South American landscapes, will speak in Spokane May 31.
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
Looking for a good hike along with some insight into Spokane-area conservation lands?
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
A wide-ranging bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments has won congressional approval.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 4:41 p.m.
Canadian wildlife officials discovered a female calf among the remnants of the Purcell herd near Kimberley B.C., last week.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
The Idaho Fish and Game commission voted last week to drastically reduce the number of available moose tags for the 2019-20 seasons.
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 6 a.m.
Annemarie Prince’s family frequented the Florida woods, where the kids were unleashed to fish in the creek, explore and get dirty. “The coolest thing was catching something live with my …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
An effort to coordinate conservation and recreation efforts regionwide received an early Christmas present last week.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
A grieving orca mother pushing her dead child. Her pod mate slowly starving. Spokane-area activists and environmentalists say the drama highlights the political and biological connections between the Columbia River …
Sat., July 28, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Thousands of scientists expressed alarm this week at the expansion of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. A report in BioScience outlined the dangers of building a continuous and impermeable …
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
Roughly 5,000 acres of forest near Bonners Ferry will be protected under a conservation easement. The agreement was announced Wednesday.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
Wolverines don’t make themselves easy to study. In addition to being able to gnaw their way out of log-cabin-like traps, they’re shaped kind of like a traffic cone.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
Collaborative effort: A Washington cattleman and biologist are working to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts
A fifth-generation cattleman and a wildlife biologist are teaming to help northeastern Washington ranchers coexist with the state’s growing number of gray wolves.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
Denali National Park plans to toughen poop hauling requirements for climbers on the popular West Buttress route up North America’s tallest peak.
Wed., March 21, 2018, 4:26 p.m.
Roadless areas in Washington could have been endangered by federal funding bill, conservation groups say
A bill moving through the U.S. Senate had some Washington conservation and recreation groups concerned this week. A provision in the Senate’s omnibus spending bill could have opened up some …
Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
State land long used as unofficial park in north Spokane may be incorporated into Riverside State Park
It’s a peaceful river valley, one in which it’s not uncommon to see moose, beaver, bald eagles and blue herons. What’s more, this thin slice of wilderness is just minutes …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
Idaho Fish and Game officials killed 10 wolves in an effort to improve elk survival rates in northern Idaho.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
A bounty of snow has snuffed out this year’s maternal pen project in British Columbia to preserve a critically endangered remnant group of mountain caribou.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Wildlife biologists caught and tagged a massive 197-pound cougar Monday.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
LEGISLATION – A section of a bill that would have studied the economic benefit of selling some state forest lands to counties and timber companies was scrapped after conservation groups …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Analysis of outdoor recreation industry finds its contribution to GDP larger than that of oil, gas extraction
A federal government analysis of the outdoor recreation’s economic impact reaffirms what many conservation groups have said for decades. Outdoor recreation is a big business.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:46 p.m.
One of the largest donations of privately held land, ever. Sweeping vistas. 10 million acres of protected Chilean parkland created in a single day.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
CONSERVATION – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comment on 9 proposed land acquisition projects throughout the state. The department will accept comments through Feb. …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:55 a.m.
Fish and wildlife without habitat are no more viable than Gonzaga basketball teams without an arena, backboards or hoops.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Bighorn sheep living in decades past along Idaho’s Salmon River from Riggins to its East and Middle forks far upstream were more genetically diverse, and the different groups of sheep …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink or modify several national monuments, saying Tuesday that opponents were lying about the real power of the federal Antiquities …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have stepped up testing for chronic wasting disease on deer and elk carcasses taken by hunters.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy is celebrating its 26th year of preserving the region’s water quality and the open-space values of working farms and forests with a fundraising banquet on …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Development of a long-range master plan for Liberty Lake Regional Park is underway with a public workshop set for Thursday at 3 p.m. at City of Liberty Lake Council Chambers, …