Conditions in the Pacific Ocean have been warm — which is bad for salmon. And although those conditions may now be changing this spring, the effects on Snake River salmon and steelhead could be felt for years.
On Yellowstone’s opening weekend, a woman decided to treat the park as a petting zoo. The bison-petter walked away unscathed, but it doesn’t always happen that way. A 2003 study found the bison is the most dangerous animal in Yellowstone, surpassing the fearsome grizzly bear. Last year, five people were injured by bison in Yellowstone.
Gateway Parks LLC, a Boise-based ski and snowboard park developer, will pay a $10,000 fine to settle a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claim that it violated federal asbestos regulations while cleaning up the dilapidated former Lazy J Tavern near Eagle.
Guess who's coming to dinner? Researchers set out a camera and a carcass for several weeks this winter to record who comes and when and how many. Over years, this will provide a valuable source of data. It's a collaborative project between Intermountain Bird Observatory, U.S.G.S. and Idaho Fish and Game.
Congress has adjourned for another year without approving agreements that would have reshaped how people used water in the Klamath River system. The groups who signed off on the accords — once enemies — are frustrated that lawmakers didn't share their spirit of compromise.
A community group in Arco says the outstanding features of the national monument at Craters of the Moon National Monument make it deserving of national park status. But they also believe that having an Idaho national park on the map would draw tourists from around the world could help their struggling town and others nearby.