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.
Even though it is sustained entirely by subscribers, Gov. Walker’s proposed budget would end it next February. Governor argues that the state shouldn’t be in the publishing business and that the DNR can reach more people through social media.
Getting a good idea of just how well shovelnose sturgeon are faring in Lake Sharpe is one of study’s goals.
Timeline for publishing final rule for delisting the grizzly reportedly unclear, in part because of the transition of presidential administrations and reviews at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
CPW researchers conclude that increasing bear-human conflicts do not mean the bear population is growing but that bears are adapting to take advantage of urban expansion.
Moose population reportedly below management goals in many areas and reduced number of moose permits is designed to allow controlled growth of moose herd, estimated at 1,750 statewide.
For two critically endangered species that once flourished in the Colorado River — razorbacks and bonytails — the race for survival now involves a trip to the gym.
Dog trained to sniff out scents of 11 commonly hunted species including moose, deer, waterfowl and pronghorn. This skill will help McArdle and other officers find evidence and traces of illegally killed animals during poaching investigations. This particular dog, too, is trained to smell the black-footed ferret and the boreal toad, which are species of concern in Colorado.