An up close look at one of the prettiest bluebirds

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By Bill Schiess, EastIdahoNews.com columnist “There have been bluebirds in our backyard all day,” my wife told me as I got home from a rock hunting trip. “Sometime they seem to cover the ground under the black feeder.” My youngest daughter, Breezy, who lives in Meridian, had given me a nice black-mesh feeder along with […]

US: Mountain pine tree that feeds grizzlies is threatened

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By MATTHEW BROWN BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change, voracious beetles and disease are imperiling the long-term survival of a high-elevation pine tree that’s a key source of food for some grizzly bears and found across the West, U.S. officials said Tuesday. A Fish and Wildlife Service proposal scheduled to be published Wednesday would protect […]

WILDLIFE OVERPASSES: MILLIONS OF DOLLARS COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES

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BY ANDREW-ROSSI With the millions of dollars needed to build a single wildlife overpass, why even bother with such expensive infrastructure? Wyoming Game and Fish director Angi Bruce recently answered that question on the agency’s website. While both Game and Fish WYDOT are hedging their bets and budgets on wildlife overpasses, they acknowledge that building these structures […]