Budget cut championed by environmental and conservation groups as a long-awaited rebuke of a program they contend needlessly kills thousands of animals each year. But rural Oregonians and ranchers see it as the tone-deaf response of political leaders far removed from the daily realities of a rural existence.
Study was done by comparing results of bird surveys of 125 bird species done by volunteers every June between 1989 and 2013. It started with 11 survey sites across the state and expanded to 31, all in unmanaged, mature forests from one end of Vermont to the other.
Officials: Major drop in bat species numbers could interrupt food chain, cave ecosystems in Missouri
Searchers found few bats or found bats that were emaciated and had visible fungus caused by white-nose syndrome.
A national debate about the predator-killing M-44 device is unfolding in the wake of a hospitalized teenager and three dogs and a wolf that have been killed recently in Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.
No chinook and coho salmon fishing for sport and commercial fishers for 2017.
The USDA worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to eradicate nearly 70 feral swine from Arizona refuge.
Hunters spent more than $682.7 million and anglers spent over $271.3 million. Trappers, wildlife viewers and boaters were also big spenders with a combined contribution of almost $140 million.
Wildlife officials found a band on the bird’s leg and ran it through a database to learn that it had been banded shortly after hatching on June 21, 1983, making it nearly 34 years old — far beyond the average bald eagle lifespan of about 20 years in the wild.
Court says east-central Idaho wolf and coyote derby doesn’t need Forest Service permit.
The minimum known wolf population in 2016 was 112, a 2 percent increase from 2015, the report said. That’s much smaller than the previous three years in which the population increased by 27, or 36 percent. The weak increase could be caused by wolves being present but not counted, decreased births, human-caused deaths, diseases affecting pups, and wolves leaving the state, the report said.
Lakes reportedly so contaminated with road salt that they’ll no longer support native fish and plants within three decades.
Saviello says he’ll call for the Committee On Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to vote against passage of the bill.
Idaho boy was injured last month when he checked one out with his dog on federally-owned land about 500 yards from his house on the outskirts of the small city of Pocatello. His Labrador retriever dog died.
John Walker was cited in 2015 for placing corn and pumpkins near his deer stands on his Washburn County property. A circuit judge tossed the citation, finding there wasn’t any evidence Walker intended to hunt over the food.
Preliminary numbers from a project that puts tracking collars on moose show that only one of the calves — the most vulnerable group — died from winter ticks this year. A year ago, nearly 75 percent of the calves tracked died.
The tribe is also offering rewards to anglers who turn in pike caught in the southern third of the lake. Coeur d’Alene Tribe spokeswoman Heather Keen says anglers can get $5 per fish, and some fish marked with special tags carry rewards of between $50 and $500.
New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation says it would endanger wetlands, streams and other habitat.
ATVs still won’t be allowed to travel the entire length of the canyon, including sensitive riparian areas on the canyon floor where some of the people rode in the protest ride.
Biologists had worried an injured left wing might keep the bird dubbed LW1-16 from flying, but that hasn’t been the case.
Suspends removal of healthy ash trees after learning of advancements in treatment of trees infected by emerald ash borer.
The Wyoming State Forestry Division and area government leaders have formally objected to prohibiting cutting trees in a proposed Palisades wilderness area abutting the west side of Jackson Hole. Conservationists and biologists are urging review of the region’s suitability for wilderness and more thorough study.
Hope is to quell the tree-and-shrub-destroying pests by treating infestations with pesticide alternatives and certifying nursery or lumber products transported outside county borders.
Effort raises awareness about protecting forest from threats like development and forest pests, as well as a way to better understand why some species grow so large, like this horse chestnut.
In response to trout decline, Fish and Wildlife implemented an experimental catch-and-release or “no-kill” restriction for the lower eight miles of the river. Adult anglers were also restricted to artificial flies and lures.
March decision that neither outdoors enthusiasts nor private landowners have the right to the water has reintroduced uncertainty into an already complex problem of how South Dakota’s non-meandered lakes should be used.
Cutting the trees down negatively affects the environment — those trees are home to a variety of species, and many animals use the bark as nesting material, forest ecologist says.