By Marcy Stamper
Washington has set up a work group to review the way the state compensates counties for nontaxable land, which may help resolve a long-standing issue for Okanogan County.
Groundbreaking study changes how state’s cougar population is controlled By ANN McCREARY The social behavior of cougars, studied for more than a decade by a team of state biologists, is the basis for a new approach to managing the big cats in Washington. The research has revealed that cougar populations are naturally self-controlling because […]
BY MARCY STAMPER Although they have been unable to agree on a common list of questions, Okanogan County and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are both going ahead with plans to analyze the economic impacts of the agency’s land acquisitions in the county. “We’ll do an independent analysis – if that’s the […]