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Grizzly restoration info session draws large crowd

Grizzly restoration info session draws large crowd

A wildlife biologist who has worked for three decades to restore grizzly bears in the Cabinet Mountains of northwest Montana has watched the population grow from around five bears in the 1980s to about 50 bears today. The grizzly restoration effort has slowly rebuilt the population of bears in a 2,600-square-mile area near the town of...
Information open house on proposed grizzly bear recovery

Information open house on proposed grizzly bear recovery

An informational open house about proposals for grizzly bear recovery in the North Cascades will be held next Wednesday (Feb. 15) in the Winthrop Barn from 6-8 p.m., and a webinar on grizzly recovery is scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 14) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Proposal would restore grizzly bears to North Cascades ecosystem

Proposal would restore grizzly bears to North Cascades ecosystem

Grizzly bears would be captured and released into the North Cascades in order to restore the bears to their historic habitat, based on proposals detailed in an environmental study released last week. The grizzly bear restoration proposals are …
Two cougars shot in Methow Valley after killing pets

Two cougars shot in Methow Valley after killing pets

A dog and cat were killed last week by cougars in two separate incidents in the Methow Valley. The cougars were subsequently tracked and killed by state wildlife officers. The first attack occurred on Monday, Jan. 2, on Second …
Totally creepy ...

Totally creepy …

Are black widow spiders spinning out of control in Okanogan County? By Ann McCreary Arachnophobes are advised to stop reading now. It appears that this year has produced a bumper crop of black widow spiders in Okanogan County. “There’s no comparison. I’ve been in business over 40 years. I’ve never had this many calls for...
Strider the Beaver makes an appearance at Twisp library

Strider the Beaver makes an appearance at Twisp library

Kids and parents learn about the animal’s important roles By Sam Liebl Children and adults met a beaver up close at the Twisp library on Friday (Aug. 5). Methow Beaver Project intern Sasha Satya told the two dozen children in attendance about the animals’ anatomy, the lodges they live in, and their role in watersheds....
Baling twine a fatal attraction for osprey

Baling twine a fatal attraction for osprey

Pat Leigh of Winthrop was practicing digital photography recently, taking pictures of ospreys in a large nest high in a snag off of Twin Lakes Road. She noticed brightly colored material among the sticks …
Big bear — but not a grizzly

Big bear — but not a grizzly

A trail camera set by Mike Newman of Mount Vernon in the Big Valley Wildlife Area last week caught photos of an impressive bear that made Newman wonder if it might be a grizzly. Newman thought the bear, photographed on July 20, appeared in one image to have a hump on its shoulders and a dished...
Hungry bears foraging too close to local homes

Hungry bears foraging too close to local homes

Fire damage affected usual food supply By Ann McCreary Habitat damage from wildfires may be contributing to problems with black bears at homes in the lower Methow Valley, according to state wildlife officials. Washington Department of Fish and Game (WDFW) captured a small male bear last Friday (July 8) in a trap set at a...
Statewide survey finds strong support for grizzlies returning to N. Cascades

Statewide survey finds strong support for grizzlies returning to N. Cascades

A majority of registered voters in Washington support efforts to help grizzly bears recover in the North Cascades, according to a survey commissioned by Defenders of Wildlife. The survey conducted in May found that 80 percent of registered voters in the state support efforts to …