Main object is to stop new timber sales Logging planned for the Libby and Buttermilk creek areas would harm endangered fish, mammals and birds and violate environmental laws and the U.S. Forest Service’s own land-management plans, according to a lawsuit filed by a conservation group to stop the 50,000-acre Mission Restoration Project. The lawsuit, filed […]
Draft plan for N. Cascades still under review If you’ve never commented about the possibility of reintroducing grizzly bears into the North Cascades, or have already commented but have something more to say, now’s the time. The National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) said last week that they are […]
States, tribes would take over management Gray wolves, listed as a federally endangered species in the western two-thirds of Washington state, including the Methow Valley, would be removed from the list of protected species under a proposal announced recently by the Trump administration. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced plans to remove Endangered […]
Kent Woodruff says numerous local residents have told him that there don’t seem to be as many birds at their feeders this winter. A recently completed bird count may shed some light on those observations, and the possible impacts of climate change on local bird populations.
They huddle in the trees along the river in Winthrop, or saunter across Highway 20 in Twisp, blocking traffic and staring down motorists.
They are the Methow Valley (semi)-wild turkeys. A group that some …
Since they first made their presence in Washington known 10 years ago, gray wolves have been a source of controversy. When multiple agencies became involved in a recent encounter between wolves and a human, the result was confusion, frustration and mistrust.
A seasonal employee of the U.S. Forest Service, who climbed a tree after efforts to scare off two adult gray wolves by yelling and using bear spray were unsuccessful, was rescued by a helicopter on Thursday (July 12). The woman, who hasn’t been identified, was unharmed.
The encounter with the wolves occurred …
Olympic Peninsula mountain goats likely bound for North Cascades this summer By Ashley Ahearn Up to 350 mountain goats could be relocated to the North Cascades starting this summer as federal and state agencies work to eliminate the mountain goat population on the Olympic Peninsula. The National Park Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest […]
Vic Stokes, who raises cattle on a family ranch southwest of Twisp, figures wolves are here to stay in this part of Washington, but that doesn’t mean he likes it.
“I’m not too unlike the rest of the cattlemen … it’s frustrating to see a large predator that’s so well protected come into …
State wildlife officials replaced a GPS collar on a gray wolf in the Loup Loup pack earlier this month as part of an ongoing effort by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to monitor and study wolves throughout Washington.
Using a helicopter on …