‘Latrine Queen’ fancies up Henry’s Lake toilets

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By Jerry Painter The self-professed “Latrine Queen” has struck again.If you’re on the south side of Henry’s Lake on Bureau of Land Management land and nature calls, prepare yourself for an artistic experience.In an effort to spruce up its property at Henry’s Lake, the BLM improved the dirt road, worked on fences and replaced portable […]

THE WONDERS OF THE SAND CREEK DESERT | PART I: THE PAST

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The ancient sand dunes located outside the small city of St. Anthony, Idaho, are made up of 10,600 acres of fluid and flowing white quartz sand. More than 10,000 years ago, Idaho’s climate grew drier and warmer, shrinking lakes and trapping the newly exposed sands blown by persistent winds in the remnants of extinct volcanoes, […]

$24.7 million in support for habitat conservation in the West

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Interior announces $24.7 million in support for habitat conservation in the west May 1, 2020 – Herald and News U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced Thursday over $4.4 million in grant funding for habitat conservation projects in 11 western states that conserve migration corridors and winter range for elk, mule deer and pronghorn, […]

Young animals are better off left alone

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During the spring wildlife baby boom, young animals are better off left alone By Brian Pearson, Conservation Public Information Specialist , Idaho Department of Fish and Game Spring is here, and so is the peak of baby wildlife season. People are bound to see young wildlife when they venture outdoors during the spring and early […]

Celebrating The Power Of A Word: H-A-B-I-T-A-T

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IN THIS EARTH DAY TRIBUTE, CONSERVATIONIST AND AMERICAN SAFARI GUIDE PHIL KNIGHT PUTS GREATER YELLOWSTONE IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE By Phil Knight via Mountain Journal In early March I returned from Tanzania, Africa, where I visited Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and another wildlife park. We watched the great migration of tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra, and […]

Wired: When wildlife tangles with fence

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By KRIS MILLGATE – Tight Line Media Kelvin Burton has a few interesting images on his phone. Not snapshots of his kids. Not fish photos either. What Burton has is a buck. Even better, it’s an image of a mule deer buck with antlers running down both sides of its neck. Yes, down. Not up. The […]

Interior Announces Research Grants to 11 Western States

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 SUIndependent.com  by Guest Contributor, March 15, 2020 Interior Announces Grants to 11 Western States for Big Game Winter Range and Migration Corridor Scientific Research In February, the Department of the Interior  announced another round of $3.2 million in grant funding for 11 western  states, bringing the department’s and other stakeholders’ support of big  game species habitat […]

What’s threatening the elusive wolverine?

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As snowmobilers fight to preserve their pastime, scientists worry about the future of the species. By Helen SantoroHigh Country News, March 16, 2020 Just outside the tiny town of McCall, Idaho, in the sprawling Payette National Forest, Sandra Mitchell drove her snowmobile across a snowy pass. With the loud whine of the machine’s engine ripping […]