Thursday, December 4, 2014

Weekly report: Surprising wolf study, new wilderness protections and grizzlies

Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 5:13 PM

click to enlarge A new study from WSU finds killing wolves tends to result in increased livestock attacks. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • A new study from WSU finds killing wolves tends to result in increased livestock attacks.

OUTLANDER serves as a weekly round up of Inland Northwest outdoor recreation and natural resources news. This feature will highlight a wide variety of issues and events, ranging from camping tips to national environmental disputes. We’ll also try to include some scenic photos. Feel free to pass along suggestions or curiosities celebrating the Great Outdoors.

A new WSU study linking the killing of wolves to increased livestock attacks picked up a lot of press this week, surprising man and challenging assumptions. (WSU) For tons of panel discussion on wolf management, check out this video collection. (Conservation Northwest)

Assessing the scale and safety of oil train shipments across the country. (WSJ, with interactive map)

Good news: Clean up of Seattle’s Duwamish River. Bad news: 1 million cubic yards of waste to be dumped in Eastern Washington. (HCN)

U.S. House of Representatives passes expanded wilderness protections. (OPB)

A Northeast Washington bighorn sheep herd could help other regional herds rebound and protect genetic diversity. (S-R, with a pretty majestic photo)

An in-depth look at potential for Grizzly reintroduction to the North Cascades. (NatGeo)

WSU Grizzly Center starting fellowship in memory of researcher. (WSU)

Three Idaho men lose hunting rights after using powered parachute to spot deer. (S-R)

Snake-Clearwater Steelhead derby decided by 1/100th of a pound. (NW Sportsman)

Idaho fish study finds significant gains for once all-but-extinct Snake River sockeye. (BPA)

WSU hosting a Ski and Gear Swap this weekend. (WSU)

Sandpoint officials grappling with potential impacts of new EPA water protections. (CdAPress)

The Nature Conservancy to buy 2,538 acres of Olympic Peninsula to help restore habitat. (SeattlePI)

It’s that time of year: Bald eagles have started congregating at Lake Coeur d’Alene. (CdAPress)


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