Idaho okays killing 90% of state’s wolves

AGreenLiving

Wolves, a controversial animal in western states, have just been given a death warrant in Idaho. Last week, the Idaho Senate approved a plan to kill up to 90% of the state’s wolves. “These wolves, there’s too many in the state of Idaho now,” said Republican Idaho Senator Mark Harris during a Senate debate. “We’re In 1995, they were reintroduced to Idaho. Excerpt from: Idaho okays killing 90% of state’s wolves.

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Camera Trap Chronicles: Wildlife of North Idaho’s Working Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Moose captured via trail camera in North Idaho’s forest. Camera traps, also called trail cameras, are a great tool for biologists to record the presence of elusive wildlife, like North Idaho’s grizzly bears. Photo courtesy: Idaho Department of FIsh & Game. Today’s installment features photos from working forests in North Idaho. Grizzly bears using working forest at Boundary Creek, Idaho. Photo courtesy: Idaho Department of Fish & Game.

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Chinook Hope and Homecoming in Idaho

Cool Green Science

For the past seven years, I’ve been writing conservation agreements for salmon in the Lemhi River, working from my faraway desk here in Boise, Idaho’s capital city. Seeing wild Chinook salmon in Idaho is like that. I read the data, so I believe there are salmon in Idaho, and I work on their conservation as an act of hope. For more on the story of the Conservancy and salmon in Idaho, check out this video of our work at Lee Creek.

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Idaho Man Builds 12 Foot Solar Road

Green Living Ideas

Take for example Idaho resident Scott Brusaw. Brusaw has built a 12 [.] [ Idaho Man Builds 12 Foot Solar Road from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Alternative Energy Brusaw Idaho PV PV technology solar solar road solar roadways Necessity is the mother of invention, and garage inventors have been meeting the challenge of climate change head on.

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From Idaho to Argentina: A Conservation Manager’s Perspective

Cool Green Science

Almost forty years ago, the community surrounding Silver Creek — an already world-famous Idaho trout stream – made a huge leap forward. They convinced the Conservancy to come to Idaho and purchase the initial property that became Silver Creek Preserve. As you move east, the landscape dries out and from a distance looks very much like Idaho sagebrush steppe. . In contrast, 60 percent of Idaho is public land.

Self-sustaining retreat in Idaho is the perfect social distancing getaway

AGreenLiving

When a family sought reprieve from the rigors of urban living, they asked Salt Lake City-based architecture firm Imbue Design to design a retreat for them in the “middle of nowhere” in southern Idaho. Self-sustaining retreat in Idaho is the perfect social distancing getaway.

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How Coal and Oil Trains Will Block Traffic in Idaho

Sightline Daily

To make clear the magnitude of the impacts, Sightline has analyzed public at-grade rail crossings from Sandpoint, Idaho to Cherry Point, Washington. In this first installment in the series, we examine crossings in the portion of Idaho designated by the red box below: Coal trains from the Powder River Basin and oil trains from the Bakken oil fields take the same route through Idaho and Washington on BNSF rail lines. Rather, we depict several representative locations in Idaho.

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Death of Dugout Dick ends an era, and not just in Idaho

Green (Living) Review

Dugout Dick was the last of Idaho's river-canyon loners that date back to Territorial days. They were drawn by Idaho's remoteness and wild places removed from social pressures. Richard Zimmerman, known to all as Dugout Dick, dies in his cave age 94 – R.I.P. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Known to some as the "Salmon River Caveman," but to most as “Dugout Dick”, Richard Zimmerman lived a lifestyle that was essentially a 19th century one.

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Traveling Naturalist: 5 Top Spots to See Yellowstone’s Wildlife

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy’s Flat Ranch is a nature preserve and working cattle ranch located 15 miles west of West Yellowstone, in Macks Inn, Idaho, just off Highway 20. A large bull elk peers from the forest at Yellowstone National Park. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. The Traveling Naturalist, our series featuring natural wonders and biological curiosities for the science-inclined wanderer.

Health-conscious travelers near half of U.S. market

Green Traveler Guides

Big Island of Hawaii Coeur d''Alene Colorado Colorado Springs Florida Green Travel News Idaho North America Palm Beach San Diego The Americas United States Virginia Warrenton Airlie Breakers Palm Beach Broadmoor Coeur d''Alene Resort Global Wellness Tourism Congress Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel del Coronado Institute for Healthy Destination Accreditation Mauna Kea Resort wellness travel | Green Travel News | Health-conscious travelers now make up more than 40 percent of the U.S.

Big Fish: Rodent-Eating Trout

Nature Conservancy - Science

By day, the trout of Silver Creek —a clear, spring-fed stream in southern Idaho—fed on tiny mayflies and caddis flies. The Conservancy’s Central Idaho conservation manager Mark Davidson hoists a monstrous brown trout, caught at night during the “vole hatch.” Vole, it’s what’s for dinner. These three rodents were pulled from the stomach of a brown trout. Ralph Stewart photo. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

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Citizen Science: The Lost Ladybug Project

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hundreds of ladybugs make it through our bug containers a week at The Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve in south-central Idaho. Many ladybug species are in decline across North America. You can help through the Lost Ladybug Project. Photo: Flickr user Gilles San Martin under a Creative Commons license. Until recently, this had nothing to do with science, just the fact that my two boys like to collect ladybugs. .

Bear Nap by the Camera Trap

Nature Conservancy - Science

In what might qualify as a wildlife version of a “selfie,” this North Idaho black bear apparently bumped the camera trap, hanging five feet off the ground in an aspen tree. The camera trap was set at Ball Creek Ranch Preserve , in the Kootenai Valley of North Idaho. You can see more camera trap photos from North Idaho in a previous Camera Trap Chronicles blog ). The black bear naps underneath the camera trap in Idaho’s Kootenai Valley.

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Notes from Silver Creek: Natural Born Scientists

Nature Conservancy - Science

Watching my boys grow up on The Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve in south-central Idaho –where I work as manager– I am amazed on a daily basis how much they notice. . A young scientist captures insects at Silver Creek Preserve. Credit: Sara Sheehy/TNC. By Dayna Gross, Silver Creek preserve manager. It was a normal Sunday for us. Mid-morning, we walked down to the creek to throw some rocks in the water and look for critters.

Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

But along the Canada border in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, a struggle is playing out pitting the real-life counterparts of Rudolph (caribou) and Disney’s Bambi (white-tailed deer). Overhunting and logging devastated woodland caribou populations, but animals continued to survive in the Selkirk Mountains of Idaho, Washington and British Columbia. The number that roam into Idaho and Washington had dwindled into the single digits.

Preserve Parent: Raising Kids at Silver Creek

Cool Green Science

Nine years ago this week I moved into the house on The Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve in south-central Idaho. Now we are home and outside every minute we can even though it is spring in Idaho and we have to fight the rain and hail. . Kids Argentina family Idaho kids kids in nature nature preserves outdoor recreation Silver Creek Growing up on the preserve. Photo: Sara Sheehy/TNC. By Dayna Gross. Few people come to our birthday parties.

Giving Wildlife Room to Roam in the Face of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Why Idaho’s Pioneer Mountains give wildlife room to roam in the face of climate change. The post Giving Wildlife Room to Roam in the Face of Climate Change appeared first on Cool Green Science. Climate Change Climate TNC Science Wildlife

Profiles in Xeriscaping: The Chocolate Flower

Nature Conservancy - Science

Living in Boise, Idaho – an arid city where we get less than 10 inches of rain a year – we wanted a yard that reduced our water use (most yards here require irrigation) and that also provided habitat for native critters. Plants Idaho native plants plants xeriscaping Chocolate flowers. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. As I stepped out my front door this morning, I was greeted by a familiar summer aroma: a tray of brownies cooking in the oven.

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Don't Know Much About History — Sightline Daily - Northwest News.

Sightline Daily

Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Dont Know Much About History Posted by Roger Valdez 01/27/2011 06:00 PM Idaho governor unveils plans to nullify federal health legislation. The Governor of Idaho, C.L. Butch” Otter, completed at least a college education according to his biography on the official State of Idaho website. Skip to content.

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Scientific Illustration: More than Pretty Pictures

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation Planning Freshwater Science conservation visualization Dayna Gross Dayna Gross Silver Creek Idaho conservation Kilpatrick Pond restoration nature ar Nature Conservancy Silver Creek science art scientific art scientific illustration Silver Creek Preserve stream restoration Silver Creek Preserve manager Dayna Gross used her love of painting to help convey complex stream restoration plans. by Dayna Gross, Silver Creek Preserve manager.

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JournalMap: Where in the World is that Research?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The remote Owyhee Canyonlands of southwestern Idaho. By Bob Unnasch, Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy in Idaho. I conduct a lot of research in the Owyhees, a remote 5-million-acre expanse of high desert canyons and sagebrush habitat in southwestern Idaho. This blog originally ran on Idaho Nature Notes , The Nature Conservancy in Idaho’s blog. Photo: Will Whelan/TNC. Siri, where is the nearest research plot?”.

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Cool Green Scientist: Dayna Gross

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Conservancy’s conservation manager for the Silver Creek area in Idaho is a Jill-of-all-trades and a master of opposites, blending a love for art and science, of things big and small, of being active and sitting still. Dayna Gross, Silver Creek conservation manager. Interview by Darci Palmquist, senior science writer.

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Don't Know Much About History

Sightline Daily

Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Dont Know Much About History Posted by Roger Valdez 01/27/2011 06:00 PM Idaho governor unveils plans to nullify federal health legislation. The Governor of Idaho, C.L. Butch” Otter, completed at least a college education according to his biography on the official State of Idaho website. Skip to content.

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Good Fire, Bad Fire: An Ecologist’s Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Ryan Haugo, Washington-Idaho Forest Ecologist. In Idaho, the Mustang Complex alone burned 300,000 acres. Last September an intense late summer lightning storm rolled across the Pacific Northwest, starting fires in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. That month I had a series of meetings across eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Table Mountain Fire, eastern Cascades, Washington, September 2012. The 2012 Pacific Northwest wildfire season was one for the record books.

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Is Your Landscaping Killing Wildlife?

Nature Conservancy - Science

That scene has been repeated too many times near my Idaho home this winter. In January, the shrub caused the death of a herd of 50 pronghorn near Payette, Idaho, garnering significant media attention. Many areas of Idaho have received a lot of snowfall this year. The Idaho Statesman reported an instance where an Idaho Department of Fish and Game officer was educating a homeowner about the dangers of the shrub.

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Events: Oil Trains in Spokane, WA, and Sandpoint, ID

Sightline Daily

Wednesday night, I’ll be with the Idaho Conservation League and Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper at the Heartwood Center in Sandpoint, Idaho. Two long oil trains, Washington state. by Paul K. Anderson (Used with permission.) Next week, I’ll be keynoting a pair community events in the Inland Northwest on oil trains and coal exports—a region facing an especially severe onslaught of rail traffic.

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Raising Cranes: Can Grain Fields Save a Bird?

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s Rob Cavallaro, an Idaho Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist. He’s canoeing me and my camera to a blind in the middle of a marsh in Teton Valley, Idaho. One of the best places to see this spectacle in Idaho is the Conservancy’s Flat Ranch Preserve , located west of West Yellowstone (and north of the Teton Valley). While cranes are not especially difficult to find in eastern Idaho, cranes have fallen on hard times.

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Using benefit transfer to value an elk hunt

Environmental Economics

and hunting in a "designated elk state" (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Wyoming), then the contingent valuation method can be used without much slippage. [link]. Aren't you supposed to be quiet when you are hunting? If so, why are they yelling? And the third panel is ominous. Mark thinks that there is a wierd relationship between Johnny Walker and the Senator, he is pairing them up and then telling them to take careful aim.

“In-Herding”, Resuming the Old way of Ranching for Modern Benefits

Cool Green Science

Adding to the complexity of public lands grazing, especially in central Idaho, is that wolf predation is common. Dayna Gross is the senior conservation manager for The Nature Conservancy in Idaho Opinions expressed on TALK and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Nature Conservancy.

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Snow on the Hoof: How Deer, Elk and Other Western Wildlife Cope in Harsh Winters

Nature Conservancy - Science

A two and a half hour drive to Salmon, Idaho is turning into four. Wildlife are getting as sick of walking around in four feet of snow as I am,” says Daryl Meints, Idaho Department of Fish and Game regional wildlife manager. Idaho Department of Fish and Game doesn’t make a habit of feeding wildlife in winter, but this year, it’s on. A moose recently fell into a window well in Hailey, Idaho. The highway looks more like a track for the luge than a road for my truck.

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Recovery: Ranching Gone Right

Nature Conservancy - Science

Shane Rosenkrance, a fifth-generation rancher who manages the Mountain Springs Ranch in central Idaho, offers this: “For the most part the adversarial relationship with federal land managers is over. Contrast Rosenkrance’s philosophy with the old mindset as enunciated by Oakley, Idaho rancher Winslow Whiteley (1910-1995). And he has helped organize an alliance of like-minded ranchers who call themselves the Central Idaho Rangeland Network.

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Video: Infrared Technology for Wildlife Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

In this video, researchers are tracking wolves in a remote Idaho forest. You can see here the different intensities of a fire in the Hells Canyon region of Idaho. Hummingbird as seen in infrared. Image courtesy of This video wasn’t taken for research, but illustrates the hummingbird’s variation in body temperature – from its super-heated body to its fluttering wings. Video courtesy of Nature Conservancy partner John Romero of Owyhee Air Research.

Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Dilemma

Nature Conservancy - Science

But along the Canada border in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, a struggle is playing out pitting the real-life counterparts of Rudolph (caribou) and Disney’s Bambi (white-tailed deer). Overhunting and logging devastated woodland caribou populations, but animals continued to survive in the Selkirk Mountains of Idaho, Washington and British Columbia. The number that roam into Idaho and Washington had dwindled into the single digits. The forest of North Idaho.

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Feathers vs. Fins: Protecting Pelicans and the Trout They Eat

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s one of three pelican nesting colonies in Idaho. The several hundred pelicans nesting on Gull Island don’t stay on the island so Idaho Department of Fish and Game bands them to find out where they go. The birds come to Idaho to nest. Pelicans are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act so Idaho Department of Fish and Game needs a federal permit to take action. I’m bent at the waist in gag stance for all the crew to see.

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Follow That Curlew: Radio Tracking a Mysterious Migration

Nature Conservancy - Science

The observatory tagged three birds last year, and added 11 new tagged birds this year – birds that nested at the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming and several spots in Idaho. One of the tagged curlews this year originates from The Nature Conservancy’s Flat Ranch Preserve , located in eastern Idaho just west of West Yellowstone. A 2011 survey by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (an active partner in the curlew effort) found 46 birds.

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Follow that Grizzly: Understanding Bear Movements in the Northwest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Trans-Border region — between southern British Columbia, northern Idaho, Montana and northeastern Washington. Northern Idaho is a remarkable place where wild animals such as grizzly bear, lynx, and wolverine still roam. These species travel incredible distances crossing valleys, entire mountain ranges, and political boundaries,” said Robyn Miller, director of conservation programs for the Conservancy in Idaho. Collared grizzly bear number 106 became a local legend of sorts.

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North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

Green (Living) Review

According to the Wall Street Journal, the closest facilities are hundreds of miles away in states like Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and Montana. North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings. Now, the state is trying to catch up to an oil industry that produces an estimated 27 tons of radioactive debris from wells daily.

Meet The Employee-Centered Company That Could Eventually Take Down Wal-Mart

Green (Living) Review

WinCo Foods, Boise, Idaho, is scheduled to open its first two Texas stores on Thursday, with at least three more Texas locations due over the next 13 months, the company said. Prices as good or better than Wal-Mart? Healthcare coverage with dental and vision as low as $40 a month for employees?

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The Greatest Wolverine Video, Ever

Nature Conservancy - Science

Over the course of seven weeks, it moved to eastern Idaho, into the northern part of Yellowstone National Park, back to the Tetons and then on to Montana (where, unfortunately, it was trapped and killed). In the contiguous United States, Glacier National Park in Montana and the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho are probably your best bets – but you’re looking at lottery odds. And I could get lucky like my friend Jeff Barney, who saw one on a backpacking trip in Idaho’s Pioneer Mountains.

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How To Turn Your Front Lawn into an Edible Forest Garden | Action in Boise, ID

Green (Living) Review

On Thursday, October 16th the Permaculture Action Tour landed in the front lawn of “the homestead,” a collective house in Boise, Idaho. Unseen from the street, the backyard hosts an amazing food garden full of kale and delicious red chard, egg-laying chickens, and sheep. On this day, we brought volunteers to spread the permaculture vision to the entire property surrounding the house, which could be seen from one of Boise’s busiest roadways.

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New Report: Driving Boom Goes Bust

Sightline Daily

Idaho outpaced Washington with a 10 percent drop in miles driven per person. Also of note: Washington, Oregon, and Idaho were all at the forefront of the driving reduction trends, with miles driven per person peaking way back in 1999. Busted car. Emma.Maria, cc. A new report from the U.S.

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United States Implements Forest Road Ban

Eco Friendly Daily

However, Vilsack does not have authority over the state of Idaho. Idaho and Colorado were the two states which decided to develop their own forest road rules. The approximately 9 million acres of national forests in Idaho will remain under the control Idaho’s state government. The Obama administration recently announced a moratorium on road-building in national forests.

Secret Snails of the Magic Valley

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish and Wildlife Service biologists Greg Burak and Dave Hopper have invited me on their monitoring surveys for this snail species, found only in the Thousand Springs region of southern Idaho. The Snake River – the large tributary of the Columbia – winds its way through this part of Idaho. As Idaho was settled, both the federal government and farmers worked to “make the desert bloom.” Idaho’s Galapagos.

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