Washington Fish and Wildlife opens aquatic invasive species check station at Clarkston site

Washington Fish and Wildlife opens aquatic invasive species check station at Clarkston site

LEWISTON – Quagga and zebra mussels are more frightening to Capt. Eric Anderson than any horror flick villain. When introduced into new fresh water systems, the bivalves reproduce by the millions and billions, wreaking havoc on human infrastructure and native ecosystems. β€œThe colonization in some water bodies has been like a bad science fiction movie,” … Read more

‘Exhausted’ volunteers forced to close wildlife rescue center due to soaring costs

‘Exhausted’ volunteers forced to close wildlife rescue center due to soaring costs

‘Exhausted’ animal lovers at a wildlife rescue center say it is being forced to close its doors to new admissions due to the soaring cost of living. Cleethorpes Wildlife Rescue, which is run by volunteers, says the rising cost of feed, petrol and energy bills, combined with a drop in donations caused by the financial … Read more

Colorado reintroduced wolves could wander to Front Range

Colorado reintroduced wolves could wander to Front Range

Western Slope ranchers who overwhelmingly opposed Colorado’s wolf reintroduction ballot initiative have repeatedly said they hoped wolves show up on the doorsteps of those living on the Front Range who highly favored the measure. Wildlife experts agree those ranchers will likely get their wish. Wolves are mandated to be reintroduced into Colorado west of the … Read more

Wildlife Center of Virginia treats record-setting 90,000 wild animals

Wildlife Center of Virginia treats record-setting 90,000 wild animals

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) – In May 2022, a young Eastern Cottontail rabbit was admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia in need of care. The veterinary and rehabilitation staff anticipate caring for hundreds of cottontails each year, especially during the spring and summer months, but this specific individual represented an incredible milestone in the Center’s … Read more

Doug Leier: Grasslands programs are key to habitat | Outdoors

Doug Leier: Grasslands programs are key to habitat |  Outdoors

DOUG LEIER ND Game and Fish Department The single most important factor in maintaining or growing wildlife populations — ducks, deer, pheasants, you name it — is habitat. If you’d like more deer tags available, more pheasants in the field or ducks in flight, habitat is where the conversation begins. Often, we connect habitat to … Read more

Grant County chooses not to renew contract with federal wildlife killing agency

Grant County chooses not to renew contract with federal wildlife killing agency

A rural county in the heart of wolf country chose not to renew a contract with the federal agency tasked with killing carnivores that are deemed problematic. The Grant County Commission voted 2-1 against renewing its contract with the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Wildlife Services’ program during a June … Read more

US Agency to Limit Predator Killing Methods in Idaho | Idaho News

US Agency to Limit Predator Killing Methods in Idaho |  Idaho News

By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) β€” A US agency responsible for killing wolves and other players to attacks on livestock has settled a pred suit by agreed an extensive environmental study on its methods in Idaho. The US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services also agreed last week not to use poison gas … Read more