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Cooperative Conservation: Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Information Resource for the United States Geological Survey

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey located at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. This site has been established as a central repository for accurate and spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.

For more information on the NAS program see the NAS Flyer.

 

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC): Gateway to invasive species information covering Federal, State, local, and international sources.

The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.
 
The Center grew out of NAL's leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure, and the Council. The site began with less than 200 links to external resources. By June 2005 the Web site had more than 12,000 unique links. A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this growing wealth of resources.
 
A new Web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov, managed by NISIC was launched in 2005 built largely on the general content from the original www.invasivespecies.gov Web site.
 
Invasivespecies.gov is managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species Council to meet the administrative, communication, and facilitation needs specifically related to the business and activity of the Council.

 

National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) Pest Tracker

This website publishes survey maps for pests of agricultural and forest commodities and provides links to pest news and information. The National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) stores and manages pest survey data that is collected by CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey) and other PPQ (Plant Protection and Quarantine) survey programs. Detection surveys are one tool used to manage the introduction of exotic pests.

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Visit the iMapinvasives website 

 

Noxious Weed Management and Control Program

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) coordinates a statewide noxious weed management and control program, acting to protect the integrity of the state’s natural resources from the biological degradation caused by invasive terrestrial plants.

By achieving this goal, the economic, recreational and aesthetic uses of water bodies are protected, water quality is maintained, and natural aquatic systems are not impaired

 

Hydrilla Verticellata

This is an Invasive Species Element Stewardship Abstract, prepared by The Nature Conservancy to assist their land stewards and other land managers in managing invasive species.

 

ExFor The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America Participant’s Guidelines
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ExFor is an Internet-accessible database containing information on forest pests that can be used by workers worldwide. This document describes the guidelines to be followed by contributors to the ExFor database in evaluating exotic forest pests and in submitting background information to the database.

 

How to Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mudsnails through Field Gear
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This is a guide for field detection and for treating field gear to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. It is intended for researchers, monitoring crews, watershed survey groups, and anyone else who travels frequently between aquatic or riparian locations.

 

Water Gardens and Introduced Species
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Constructing a water garden is a unique and enjoyable way to accent a property. There are many types of aquatic plants and animals commonly used in water gardens including water lettuce, cattails and koi.

 

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017)
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Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters, and/or any commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

 

Combating Invasive Species
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Policy Resolution 13-02: Western Governors support coordinated, prevention efforts of early detection and rapid response with multistate management and eradication actions to limit or eliminate introductions and improve control of invasive species expansion.

 

Utah-Idaho Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 Year End Report
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In 1997, through the  Pulling Together Initiative, an effort to cooperatively control  noxious weeds was started. This was not only one of the first, but it was the finest.& ...

 

Upper Snake River Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
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The Upper Snake River Cooperative Weed Management Area (USRCWMA) comprises Bonneville, Teton, Madison, Jefferson and Bingham Counties in partnership with state and federal agencies which manage lands within those counties.

 

Upper Payette Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report

 

Upper Clearwater Weed Management Area: End of Year Report 2009
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The Clearwater Basin Weed Management Area (CBWMA) was formed in 1995. This cooperative was created to bring together those responsible for weed management within the Clearwater River Basin; to develop common management objectives; facilitate effective treatment; integrate weed programs; and coordinate efforts along  logical geographic boundaries with similar lands, use patterns, and problematic weeds.

 

South Fork Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 Year-End Report
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The South Fork Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is a cooperative effort dedicated to the fight against noxious weeds. The strategy of this CWMA is to develop and foster cooperation among private land owners; local, state and federal land management agencies; and any others who have an interest in the impact that the spread of noxious weeds is having in local communities and across the landscape.

 

Tri-State Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
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The Tri-State Cooperative Weed Management Area (Tri-State CWMA) is located at the convergence of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. This area of over 250,000 acres encompasses an astonishing variety of terrain, vegetation, uses and weed problems.

 

Shoshone Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End-of-Year Report
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The Shoshone Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area was established in January 2000. The purpose of  the group is to prevent, contain, control, and eradicate noxious and non-native invasive plants on private and  public lands.

 

Selkirk Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End-of-Year Report

 

Power Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
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The Power Cooperative Weed Management Area (PCWMA) is a cooperative effort to control the introduction of new, invasive species and the spread of existing noxious weeds in Power County and surrounding areas.

 

Salmon River Weed Management Area: End of Year Report FY 2009
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The Salmon River Weed Management Area (SRWMA) was created in 1994 to bring together those responsible for weed management within the Salmon River drainage; to develop common management objectives; facilitate effective treatment; integrate weed programs; and coordinate efforts along logical geographic boundaries with similar lands, use patterns, and problem weeds.

 

Payette County CWMA: End of Year Report 2009
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Payette County CWMA has brought together landowners and various agencies that are responsible for weed management within the CWMA, develop common management objectives, set realistic management priorities,  facilitate effective treatment, and coordinate efforts along boundaries with similar land types and problem species.

 

Palouse Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 Year End Report
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The Palouse Cooperative Weed Management Area (Palouse CWMA) is located in the North Central region of Idaho, and it encompasses most of Latah County, some of Clearwater County, and small portions of Benewah and Nez Perce Counties.

 

Northwest Owyhee Cooperative Weed Management Area: End of Year Report
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Goals of NOCWMA: Prevent the introduction, reproduction and spread of designated noxious weeds and invasive exotic plants into and within ...

 

Northside Tri-County Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 Annual End of Year Report
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The Northside TriCounty CWMA (TCC) is a cooperative effort to control the introduction of new invasive weed species and the spread of State Designated Noxious Weeds in the Jerome, Lincoln and Gooding area.

 

Lower Weiser River Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year
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The Lower Weiser River Cooperative Weed Management Area is a grass roots organization dedicated to the noxious weed war. The strategy of this weed management area is to increase and foster cooperation among private landowners, local, state, and federal agencies as well as others who have an interest regarding the impact the spread of noxious weeds is having on our land.

 

Lower Gem Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 Year End Report

 

Lemhi County Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End-of-Year Report
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The Lemhi County Cooperative Weed Management Area (LCWMA) was developed in 2001 to address noxious weed issues affecting Federal, State and private land while erasing property boundaries.& ...

 

Lost Rivers Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End-of-Year Report
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The Lost Rivers Cooperative Weed Management Area covers approximately 2.1 million acres of the Big and Lost River Valleys including all of Butte County and portions of Custer and Lemhi Counties.

 

Joseph Plains Weed Management Area: End of Year Report FY 2009
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The Joseph Plains Weed Management Area (JPWMA) encompasses approximately 180,000 acres located south of the Salmon River (common boundary with the Tri-State WMA), east of the Snake River, north of the Forest Service boundary, and west of the Salmon River WMA.

 

Jordan Valley (JV) Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
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The CWMA encompasses over 5 million acres of state, private, and BLM lands located within Malheur County, Oregon and Owyhee County, Idaho. The major noxious weed problems within the CWMA are leafy spurge, hoary cress, perennial pepperweed, Scotch thistle, and diffuse, spotted, Russian knapweed, along with yellow starthistle and rush skeletonweed.

 

Inland Empire Cooperative Weed Management Area (IECWMA): Cost-share Grant End-of-Year Report 2009
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The Inland Empire Cooperative Weed Management Area (IECWMA) is located in the central portion of the Idaho Panhandle, covering an area of 4,665 square miles in Benewah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties.

 

Henrys Fork Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
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The Henry’s Fork Cooperative Weed Management Area (HFCWMA) is a partnership formed to manage, contain, control, and eradicate noxious weeds in Fremont County, Idaho, the southwest portion of Yellowstone National Park and a portion of Ashton Ranger District within Teton County, Wyoming.

 

Highlands Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report

 

Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, Cooperative Weed Management Area: Year-End-Report, 2009
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The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (FC-RONRW), Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is located primarily within the FC-RONRW lying within the rugged and remote mountains of central Idaho.

 

Eastern Owyhee CWMA 2009 End of Year Report
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The Eastern Owyhee CWMA was formed in 2008 by local producers with the help of the Nature Conservancy, RJ Consulting, BLM, ISDA, Bruneau River Soil Conservation District, Idaho Power Company, Owyhee and Elmore County Commissioners, Owyhee County Weed Superintendent, Shoshone-Paiute Tribe from the Duck Valley Indian  Reservation, USAF/ Mountain Home Air Force Base, IDL, and Crop Production Services from Bruneau to address the growing noxious weed infestation problem within the Eastern Owyhee County region.

 

Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign: Pulling Together Against Invasive Weeds
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The Custer County Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) was designed to bring forth both awareness and control of noxious weeds in the Custer County area.

 

Continental Divide Cooperative Weed Management Area 2009 End of Year Report
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The mission of the Continental Divide Cooperative Weed Management Area (CDCWMA) that covers land in Clark, Lemhi, Butte, and Jefferson Counties is to bring together all those responsible for weed control within the boundaries of the CWMA to develop common weed control management objectives and to coordinate efforts along logical geographic boundaries based on similar land types and use patterns; also to prevent the introduction, reproduction and spread of designated noxious weeds and invasive exotic plants into and within the entire CWMA; and to educate land managers and the general public abo

 

Clearwater Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area 2009 End of Year Report for Idaho State Department of Agriculture
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The goal of the Clearwater Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area (CBCWMA) is to facilitate effective treatment and coordinate control and restoration efforts over the long term without regard for jurisdictional boundaries.

 

Camas Creek Cooperative Weed Management Area End Of The Year Report Fiscal Year 2009
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The Camas Creek Co-Operative Weed Management Area is located in Camas County. The total land mass encompassed within this geographical area of operations approaches 800,000 acres with approximately 69% of  that held in public ownership.

 

Boise Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area 2009 Accomplishment Report
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The Boise Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area (BBCWMA) was established in the early summer of 2000. The goal is to create an effective, integrated weed management program in the Boise Basin that included the North and Middle Forks of the Boise River and the Mores and Grimes Creek drainages.

 

Blaine County Cooperative Weed Management Area End of Year Report 2009

 

Adams Cooperative Weed Management Area End of Year Report 2009
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The Adams CWMA formed in 2001 as a means to bring together private landowners and others responsible for and interested in weed management in Adams County.

 

Idaho’s Strategic Plan for Managing Noxious and Invasive Weeds
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Idaho’s Strategic Plan for Managing Noxious and Invasive Weeds identifies nine broad issues critical to building a strong and successful statewide noxious weed management program across all jurisdictional lands.

 

Idaho’s 10 Year Strategic Plan for Biological Control of Noxious and Invasive Weeds 2008 - 2018
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MISSION STATEMENT-To facilitate the meaningful incorporation of biological control into long term integrated weed management throughout the State of Idaho.

 

2008 Statewide Strategic Plan for Eurasian Watermilfoil in Idaho
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Document to provide a framework and strategy for the State of Idaho’s Eurasian Watermilfoil Eradication Program.

 

Overview of Idaho's 2004 Noxious Weeds Management Program
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Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program coordinates statewide weed prevention efforts, identifying and providing funding and resources, and representing the interests of Idahoans regarding invasive species management and control.& ...

 

Idaho Invasive Species Program: 2012 Program Summary
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New Invaders in Idaho: Japanese Beetle, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Elm Seed Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila
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New insect invaders found in Idaho in 2012.

 

Idaho is Under Attack! Learn About Invasive Species That Threaten the State You Love (and have fun doing it!)
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Activity book to help teach kids about Invasive Species in Idaho.

 

Don't Let It Loose, Idaho
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Abandoned pets can become an invasive species problem when overwhelmed owners let them loose into nearby waters or woods. Letting your pets loose is never a good option.

 

Elm seed bug, Arocatus melanocephalus: an exotic invasive pest new to the U.S.
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Updated information on the Elm Seed Bug infestation in Idaho and Oregon.

 

Idaho Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Program 5 Year Review 2009-2013
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The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) performed a review of the watercraft inspection program from 2009 - 2013. This review documents the accomplishments of the program, lessons learned, and highlights the potential sources for infestation of Zebra/Quagga Mussels into Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.

 

Benewah Soil & Water Conservation District: Five Year Resource Conservation Plan July1, 2010–June 30, 2015 Updated for FY 2014
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This document identifies the resource needs in the Conservation District and presents a resource conservation action plan for meeting these needs.

 

Uniform Minimum Protocols and Standards for Watercraft Interception Programs for Dreissenid Mussels in the Western United States
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Quagga-Zebra Mussel Action Plan for Western U.S. Waters
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Dominance of an invasive earthworm in native and non-native grassland ecosystems
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More attention is currently being focused on earthworm invasions; however, in many ecosystems the relative abundance of native and invasive earthworm species is unknown.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle
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Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L.) is an invasive weed introduced from the Mediterranean region. It predominantly infests rangelands in the western United States.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife
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Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, is a large, perennial, wetland plant that can grow up to 9 feet tall. Once established, purple loosestrife quickly crowds out most native vegetation, such as sedges, rushes, cattails, and other wetland plant species.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Leafy Spurge
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Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) is an exotic, deep-rooted, perennial weed native to Europe and Asia. Leafy spurge is now abundant on the northern Great Plains of the United States and the prairie provinces of Canada, where it often forms stands dense enough to displace native plants and restrict cattle grazing.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Knapweed
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The knapweeds comprise a diverse complex of species that predominantly infest rangelands in the western United States and Canada. This manual considers the biological control of six species of knapweeds.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Exotic True Thistles
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This manual addresses the biological control of nine exotic thistles present in western North America. Exotic thistles currently infest millions of acres across the United States, primarily occurring along roadways, waterways, agricultural fields, and in rangelands, pastures, forests, and disturbed areas.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Dalmatian and Yellow Toadflax.
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Dalmatian toadflax, Linaria dalmatica (L.) P. Mill. ssp. dalmatica (Fig. 1a), and yellow toadflax, Linaria vulgaris (L.) P. Mill., are exotic weeds of rangeland, forests and cropland.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Gypsy Moth
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The gypsy moth is considered to be the most important defoliating insect of hardwood trees in the Eastern United States, and has spread to Idaho.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Larch Casebearer

 

Preparing to Meet the Challenge: An Assessment of Invasive Species Management in Idaho
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This document describes the threat invasive species pose to Idaho’s economy and environment. This assessment also describes ongoing state and federal efforts to prevent and manage invasive species, highlights effective points and deficiencies of some current programs and recommends a few simple steps that the State of Idaho could take to meet the threat of invasive species.

 

The Idaho Invasive Species Strategic Plan 2012-2016
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Invasive species introduced into Idaho are affecting plant and animal communities on farms, ranches, parks, waters, forests, natural areas, and in backyards.

 

Show Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals (80)
There are 80 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Hayden Boll
SGI Strategic Watershed Action Team - Farm Bill Biologist - Mountain Home, ID
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Jim Fincher
Branch Chief of Lands, Minerals and Water Rights - BLM - Boise, ID
Joe Hinson
Northwest Natural Resource Group, LLC - Forester - Weiser, ID
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Ryan Storm
Regional Field Representative - Pheasants ForeverOR
Sage Soil Resources, LLC
Shari Meeks - Rangeland Ecologist/Soil Scientist - Jackson, WY
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Gregg Servheen
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Wildlife Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
Hayden Boll
SGI Strategic Watershed Action Team - Farm Bill Biologist - Mountain Home, ID
Jim Fincher
Branch Chief of Lands, Minerals and Water Rights - BLM - Boise, ID
Sal Palazzolo
Sal Palazzolo - Private Lands/Farm Bill Program Manager - Boise, ID
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Cascade Earth Sciences
- Pocatello, ID
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Joe Hinson
Northwest Natural Resource Group, LLC - Forester - Weiser, ID
Mark Corrao
Northwest Management Inc. - Moscow, ID
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
River Menders
- Boise, ID
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates
John Rice - Senior Geologist, President - Idaho Falls, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Ada County Weed Control
Desireé Keeney - Field Operations Manager - Meridian, ID
Bob Kibler
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho AIS Coordinator - Boise, ID
Bonnie Davis
Washington County Weed Superintendent - Washington County - Executive Board Secretary-Treasurer - Weiser, ID
Canyon County Weeds
AJ Mondor - Superintendent - Caldwell, ID
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations
Marijka Haverhals, Outreach Coordinator - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Moscow, ID
Commissioner Kelly Aberasturi
Owyhee County Weed Superintendent - Murphy, ID
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
Dan Safford
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Noxious Weeds Program Specialist - Boise, ID
Dave Herold
Adams County Weed Superintendent - Council, ID
Idaho Association of Weed Control Superintendents
Bryce Fowler - Chairman - St Anthony, ID
Idaho Invasive Species Program
Celia R. Gould - Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Chair of the Idaho Invasive Species Council - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program
Matt Voile - Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Section Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Roger Batt - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Jake Wyant
Gem County Weed Superintendent - Emmett, ID
Joseph Milan
Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Biological Control Specialist - Boise, ID
Matt Kriezenbeck
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Program Specialist - Idaho Falls, ID
Mike Bottoms
Boise County Weed Superintendent - Executive Board - Horseshoe Bend, ID
Mir Seyedbagheri
Elmore County Weed Superintendent - Mountain Home, ID
Nic Zurfluh
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Program Specialist - Boise, ID
Paul Heimowitz
U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional Ais Coordinator - Portland, OR
Paul Hook
Intermountain Aquatics, Inc. - Senior Wetland & Watershed Scientist - Driggs, ID
Scott Watson
Payette County Weed Superintendent - Payette, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Tom Woolf
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Aquatic Plants Program Manager - Boise, ID
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region
Linda Beck - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Valley County Weed Department
Steve Anderson - Superintendent - Cascade, ID
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Weed Management Areas
Adams Cooperative Weed Management Area
Dave Herold - Adams County Weed Superintendent - Council, ID
Boise Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area
Mike Bottoms, Executive Board - Boise County Weed Superintendent - Horseshoe Bend, ID
Eastern Owyhee Cooperative Weed Management Area
Kelly Aberasturi, Commissioner - Owyhee County Weed Superintendent - Murphy, ID
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (FC-RONRW), Cooperative Weed Management Area
Casey Kristofferson - Custer County Weed Superintendent - Challis, ID
Idaho Cooperative Weed Management Area
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Boise, ID
Lower Gem Cooperative Weed Management Area
Jake Wyant - Weed Superintendent - Gem County - Emmett, ID
Lower Weiser River Cooperative Weed Management Area
Bonnie Davis, Executive Board Secretary-Treasurer - Washington County Weed Superintendent - Weiser, ID
Northwest Owyhee Cooperative Weed Management Area
Kelly Aberasturi, Commissioner - Owyhee County Weed Superintendent - Marsing, ID
Payette County Cooperative Weed Management Area
Scott Watson - Payette County Weed Superintendent - Payette, ID
South Fork Cooperative Weed Management Area
Mir Seyedbagheri - Elmore County Weed Superintendent - Mountain Home, ID
Upper Payette Cooperative Weed Management Area
Mike Bottoms, Executive Board Representative - Boise County Weed Superintendent - Horseshoe Bend, ID
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Chad Dickinson
Treasure Valley Beekeeppeers' Club - Past President - 'Booted' Drone - Boise, ID
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Dennis Mackey
- Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Star, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates
John Rice - Senior Geologist, President - Idaho Falls, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO

 Native Species

   
Show Articles on Native Species (24)
NatureServe Explorer

NatureServe Explorer provides information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, and includes  in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe and its natural heritage member programs.

Use the database to find:

  • scientific and common names
  • conservation status
  • distribution maps
  • images for thousands of species
  • life histories, conservation needs, and more

 

Native Seed Network

The Native Seed Network is a resource for people working to add native plants back into the landscape. Since 2002 we have been working with land managers, seed producers, and restoration professionals to share information about native seed and improve our knowledge about and access to native seed.

The Native Seed Network connects people and organizations involved with all aspects of native seed, from collection, development, production, and use in restoration. Our vision is for restoration and rehabilitation projects to be supported by an abundance of quality seed that is both appropriate for the site and affordable.

 

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Native Plant Database

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

Idaho Wildlife Management Areas Interactive Maps

Thirty-two Wildlife Management Areas located in six Fish and Game regions have been established to protect wildlife habitat and are available for hunting, fishing and other public enjoyment of wildlife. Varying from 275 to 85,000 acres, each area is dedicated to primary purposes such as big game, waterfowl and upland game.

The lands encompassed by the WMAs vary from backcountry forested habitats for big game animals to agricultural areas with important pheasant and waterfowl habitat. Thousands of big game animals winter on some WMAs and tens of thousands of waterfowl winter on others. Nongame wildlife use all the WMAs. These lands are diverse and critical habitats that provide great opportunities to enjoy both game and nongame wildlife.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper

This project is part of a collaborative effort to map and better understand monarch butterflies and their host plants across the Western U.S. Data compiled through this project will improve our understanding of the distribution and phenology of monarchs and milkweeds, identify important breeding areas, and help us better understand monarch conservation needs. Some of the key research questions that these data will help us answer include:

  • Where are different milkweed species growing in the West?
  • Where are monarchs occurring in the West?
  • Where are monarchs breeding in the West?
  • When is milkweed emerging and senescing (dying back) in the West?
  • How does milkweed phenology (life cycle) differ by species?
  • When is monarch breeding occurring in specific areas/regions of the West?
  • What types of habitats are different milkweed species associated with?

Your help is critical to the success of this project! Because monarchs and their host plants are found all across the western U.S., the best way to document them is to engage a multitude of volunteers and their cameras. You can participate in this effort by using this website to:

  • Upload your photos of monarchs and milkweeds;
  • Identify milkweeds using our milkweed key, which profiles over 40 milkweed species found in the west;
  • Submit data which will help researchers determine the distribution, phenology, and conservation needs of monarchs and milkweeds in the west; and
  • Learn about monarchs, their host plants, and ongoing conservation efforts for these species. 

 

Pocket Guide to Sagebrush
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This Guide provides identifying characteristics and range maps for 18 species of sagebrush, encompassing 27 different kinds (including subspecies and hybrids).

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

 

Fire-Resistant Plants For Home Landscapes
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Brochure describes homeowner strategies and fire-resistant plant species that may reduce risk from wildfire.  

 

A Guide to Seedling Selection
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This Guide, Miscellaneous Publication No. 18, by the Idaho Forest, Wildlife and Range Experiment Station, College of Natural Resources University of Idaho is published once a year in September.

 

Plant Your Seedlings Right
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Complete planting guide provided by the  University of Idaho's Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research.

 

Native Plants of Northern Idaho for Landscaping and Restoration
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In recent years, native plant materials have received long overdue attention for applications in home landscaping, land restoration, and wildlife plantings.

 

Native Plants for the Boise Area
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Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region
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This guide was conceived and compiled by southwest Idaho gardeners with experience growing native plants. For the purposes of this guide, we have defined a “native plant” as one that evolved in a particular area, and is therefore naturally adapted to its climate and soil.

 

Idaho's Bats: Description, Habitats & Conservation
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This Idaho Fish & Game leaflet presents information on the biology and ecology of the 14 bat species that occur in Idaho. The authors emphasize the benefits that bats provide to natural ecosystems and humans.

 

Native Seed: An Introduction to Income Opportunities from Native Seed Gathered from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest
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Introductory factsheet looking at income opportunities for small forestland owners from native seed harvesting and processing to be used in ...

 

IDL Forester Forum: Douglas-fir Tussock Moth
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The Douglas-fir tussock moth is a native insect found throughout the range of its Douglas-fir and true fir hosts in the western states and British Columbia.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Western Balsam Bark Beetle
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The western balsam bark beetle (WBBB) is a native pest of true firs in the western United States.

 

Native Plants: A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

 

Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination: A Guide for Commercial Growers and Beekeepers
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For commercial growers who rent honey bees for pollination and beekeepers who provide pollination services, here is information on honey bee colony strength evaluation, average number of colonies needed for pollination, basic honey bee biology in context of pollination, and pollination contracts.

 

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides
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An overview of how a variety of wild and managed bees and their pollination activities are affected by pesticide application. Provides guidelines for how beekeepers, growers and pesticide applicators can work together to prevent bee poisoning.

 

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Show Native Species Organizations & Professionals (104)
There are 104 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Hayden Boll
SGI Strategic Watershed Action Team - Farm Bill Biologist - Mountain Home, ID
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Jim Fincher
Branch Chief of Lands, Minerals and Water Rights - BLM - Boise, ID
Joe Hinson
Northwest Natural Resource Group, LLC - Forester - Weiser, ID
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Ryan Storm
Regional Field Representative - Pheasants ForeverOR
Sage Soil Resources, LLC
Shari Meeks - Rangeland Ecologist/Soil Scientist - Jackson, WY
Fisheries Biologists
Bob Kibler
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho AIS Coordinator - Boise, ID
Dennis Mackey
- Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Star, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
Idaho Fishery Resource Office
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Ahsahka, ID
Paul Heimowitz
U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional Ais Coordinator - Portland, OR
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region
Linda Beck - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Native Plant Society Chapters
Idaho Native Plant Society
LaMar Orton - President - Boise, ID
Native Species Nurseries
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buffalo-Berry Farm
Jim Crawford & Margo Conitz - McCall, ID
Draggin’ Wing High Desert Nursery
Diane Jones - Boise, ID
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Ann Bates - Executive Director - Idaho Falls, ID
Izel Plants
Amanda McClean - Washington, DC
PlantNative
- Portland, OR
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Wildlife Habitat Nursery
Denny Dawes - Owner - Princeton, ID
Willard Bay Gardens, LLC
- Willard, UT
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Derek Tilley - PMC Manager - Aberdeen, ID
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Big D Ranch, Inc.
Richard Durrant - General Manager - Meridian, ID
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - PMC Manager - Pullman, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
United Potato Growers of Idaho
Rick Shawver - COO - Idaho Falls, ID
University of Idaho Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery
- Moscow, ID
Utah Seed
Orson Boyce - Bothwell, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Willard Bay Gardens, LLC
- Willard, UT
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Ada County Weed Control
Desireé Keeney - Field Operations Manager - Meridian, ID
Bob Kibler
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho AIS Coordinator - Boise, ID
Bonnie Davis
Washington County Weed Superintendent - Washington County - Executive Board Secretary-Treasurer - Weiser, ID
Canyon County Weeds
AJ Mondor - Superintendent - Caldwell, ID
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations
Marijka Haverhals, Outreach Coordinator - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Moscow, ID
Commissioner Kelly Aberasturi
Owyhee County Weed Superintendent - Murphy, ID
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
Dan Safford
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Noxious Weeds Program Specialist - Boise, ID
Dave Herold
Adams County Weed Superintendent - Council, ID
Idaho Association of Weed Control Superintendents
Bryce Fowler - Chairman - St Anthony, ID
Idaho Invasive Species Program
Celia R. Gould - Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Chair of the Idaho Invasive Species Council - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program
Matt Voile - Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Section Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Roger Batt - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Jake Wyant
Gem County Weed Superintendent - Emmett, ID
Joseph Milan
Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Biological Control Specialist - Boise, ID
Matt Kriezenbeck
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Program Specialist - Idaho Falls, ID
Mike Bottoms
Boise County Weed Superintendent - Executive Board - Horseshoe Bend, ID
Mir Seyedbagheri
Elmore County Weed Superintendent - Mountain Home, ID
Nic Zurfluh
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Program Specialist - Boise, ID
Paul Heimowitz
U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional Ais Coordinator - Portland, OR
Paul Hook
Intermountain Aquatics, Inc. - Senior Wetland & Watershed Scientist - Driggs, ID
Scott Watson
Payette County Weed Superintendent - Payette, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Tom Woolf
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Aquatic Plants Program Manager - Boise, ID
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region
Linda Beck - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Valley County Weed Department
Steve Anderson - Superintendent - Cascade, ID
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Chad Dickinson
Treasure Valley Beekeeppeers' Club - Past President - 'Booted' Drone - Boise, ID
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Dennis Mackey
- Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Star, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates
John Rice - Senior Geologist, President - Idaho Falls, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO

 Species Best Management Practices

   
Show Articles on Species Best Management Practices (38)
Reducing Conflict with Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Elk A Western Landowners’ Guide
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This guide has been produced by and for landowners and practitioners constructively engaged in one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time—how to share and manage a wild, working landscape that sustains both people and wildlife.

 

Cooperative Conservation: Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative
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The Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative was launched by WGA Chairman and Wyoming Gov.

 

Safe Harbor: Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

Integrating Bird Conservation into Range Management

This manual is designed to assist resource professionals with integrating birds and their habitat needs into range management and monitoring, and to train landowners and land managers to do the same.& ...

 

Sharing Your Land with Prairie Wildlife
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This third edition of this manual (formerly entitled Sharing Your Land With Shortgrass Prairie Birds) is about how to help birds and other wildlife make a living from the land while you do the same.

 

Pocket Guide to Sagebrush
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This Guide provides identifying characteristics and range maps for 18 species of sagebrush, encompassing 27 different kinds (including subspecies and hybrids).

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
By:

Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this document as a tool for state, tribal, regional, and local natural resource managers who are preparing or considering the preparation of rapid response action and/or management plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

 

Fire-Resistant Plants For Home Landscapes
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Brochure describes homeowner strategies and fire-resistant plant species that may reduce risk from wildfire.  

 

Plant Your Seedlings Right
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Complete planting guide provided by the  University of Idaho's Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research.

 

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region
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This guide was conceived and compiled by southwest Idaho gardeners with experience growing native plants. For the purposes of this guide, we have defined a “native plant” as one that evolved in a particular area, and is therefore naturally adapted to its climate and soil.

 

Your Land & You – Idaho Guidelines
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Booklet provides landowners with practical information and ideas to help manage and enhance natural resources on their property.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle
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Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L.) is an invasive weed introduced from the Mediterranean region. It predominantly infests rangelands in the western United States.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife
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Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, is a large, perennial, wetland plant that can grow up to 9 feet tall. Once established, purple loosestrife quickly crowds out most native vegetation, such as sedges, rushes, cattails, and other wetland plant species.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Leafy Spurge
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Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) is an exotic, deep-rooted, perennial weed native to Europe and Asia. Leafy spurge is now abundant on the northern Great Plains of the United States and the prairie provinces of Canada, where it often forms stands dense enough to displace native plants and restrict cattle grazing.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Knapweed
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The knapweeds comprise a diverse complex of species that predominantly infest rangelands in the western United States and Canada. This manual considers the biological control of six species of knapweeds.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Exotic True Thistles
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This manual addresses the biological control of nine exotic thistles present in western North America. Exotic thistles currently infest millions of acres across the United States, primarily occurring along roadways, waterways, agricultural fields, and in rangelands, pastures, forests, and disturbed areas.

 

Biology and Biological Control of Dalmatian and Yellow Toadflax.
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Dalmatian toadflax, Linaria dalmatica (L.) P. Mill. ssp. dalmatica (Fig. 1a), and yellow toadflax, Linaria vulgaris (L.) P. Mill., are exotic weeds of rangeland, forests and cropland.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Dwarf Mistletoes
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Dwarf mistletoes are parasitic plants that cause a widespread, serious damage of conifers in western North America.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Wood Borers
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Wood borers are a diverse group of insects that bore into trees and shrubs, and complete their development either under the bark, or inside the sapwood or hardwood.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Douglas-fir Tussock Moth
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The Douglas-fir tussock moth is a native insect found throughout the range of its Douglas-fir and true fir hosts in the western states and British Columbia.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Engelmann Spruce Weevil
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The Engelmann spruce weevil (ESW), also known as the spruce weevil or white pine weevil, is a beetle that can cause severe damage to the terminal growth of native and ornamental spruces and certain pines.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Annosus Root Disease
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Annosus root disease, caused by the fungus Heterobasidion annosum, can be found throughout Idaho and is an important consideration in forest management planning in northern Idaho.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Western Pine Beetle
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The western pine beetle (Dendroctonus brevicomis) is an aggressive killer of ponderosa pine throughout Idaho and neighboring states.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Mountain Pine Beetle
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The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, is a small black beetle, approximately 3/16 inch in length, that attacks and kills pine trees in large numbers.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Gypsy Moth
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The gypsy moth is considered to be the most important defoliating insect of hardwood trees in the Eastern United States, and has spread to Idaho.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Larch Casebearer

 

IDL Forester Forum: Laminated Root Rot
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Laminated root disease, Phellinus weirii, can be found across northern Idaho with Douglas-fir and true firs. The disease is not known to occur south of the Salmon River.

 

IDL Forester Forum: Pine Engraver
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The pine engraver, Ips pini, is one of the most widely distributed bark beetles in North America.

 

Preparing to Meet the Challenge: An Assessment of Invasive Species Management in Idaho
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This document describes the threat invasive species pose to Idaho’s economy and environment. This assessment also describes ongoing state and federal efforts to prevent and manage invasive species, highlights effective points and deficiencies of some current programs and recommends a few simple steps that the State of Idaho could take to meet the threat of invasive species.

 

Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination: A Guide for Commercial Growers and Beekeepers
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For commercial growers who rent honey bees for pollination and beekeepers who provide pollination services, here is information on honey bee colony strength evaluation, average number of colonies needed for pollination, basic honey bee biology in context of pollination, and pollination contracts.

 

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides
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An overview of how a variety of wild and managed bees and their pollination activities are affected by pesticide application. Provides guidelines for how beekeepers, growers and pesticide applicators can work together to prevent bee poisoning.

 

The Idaho Invasive Species Strategic Plan 2012-2016
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Invasive species introduced into Idaho are affecting plant and animal communities on farms, ranches, parks, waters, forests, natural areas, and in backyards.

 

Non-native Invasive Species Best Management Practices
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Non-native plants, animals, and microorganisms found outside of their natural range can become invasive. While many of these are harmless because they do not reproduce or spread in their new surroundings, other non-native species (NNIS) are considered invasive if they can cause harm to the economy, ecology or human health of the new environment.

 

Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

 

Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

 

2008 - 2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan
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Invasive Species introduced into the United States from around the globe are affecting plant and animal communities on our farms, ranches and coasts; and in our parks, waters, forests, and backyards.

 

 

 Google News about Invasive and Native Species Resources

The following news articles are provided by the Google News service and do not reflect the views or imply an endorsement by the Idaho Land Conservation Assistance Network and its affiliates. We cannot guarantee the relevance of the content of this page or any links that may be followed from the articles herein.

Invasive Species News Items
Idaho National Forests Invasive Species Project available for review - Twin Falls Times-News
3/21/2019 3:30:00 AM
Idaho National Forests Invasive Species Project available for review    Twin Falls Times-News BOISE — The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Sawtooth and Boise National Forests Invasive Species Project is now available. The proposal is to ...

Government of Canada releases socio-economic study on the risk of Grass Carp to the Great Lakes - Idaho State Journal
3/13/2019 1:56:00 PM
Government of Canada releases socio-economic study on the risk of Grass Carp to the Great Lakes    Idaho State Journal BURLINGTON, ON, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of protecting the biodiversity and quality of Canada's ...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania - Idaho Statesman
3/13/2019 12:56:00 PM
Editorials from around Pennsylvania    Idaho Statesman Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___. STATE PARKS REPORT SOUNDS ALARM, March 11. Left to nature's devices, Presque Isle might shift and even ...

Advocates seek more funding for Great Lakes water quality - Idaho Statesman
3/7/2019 5:53:00 AM
Advocates seek more funding for Great Lakes water quality    Idaho Statesman Advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to pump more money into programs to protect Great Lakes water quality.

Outdoor Idaho explores state’s ‘inland sea,’ a massive lake with big history, bigger fish - Idaho Statesman
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Outdoor Idaho explores state’s ‘inland sea,’ a massive lake with big history, bigger fish    Idaho Statesman Idaho Public Television's Outdoor Idaho program looks at Lake Pend Oreille and its history, creation and more in “Pend Oreille Country.”

Wisconsin commission, residents mull proposed solar farms - Idaho Statesman
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wisconsin commission, residents mull proposed solar farms    Idaho Statesman The Wisconsin Public *Service* Commission is preparing to decide the fate of two proposed solar farms that, if built, would more than quadruple the state's solar ...

Idaho Offers $1000 Bounty For Invasive Fish - Boise State Public Radio
2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Offers $1000 Bounty For Invasive Fish    Boise State Public Radio Starting March 1, the Idaho Fish and Game is offering a bounty for anglers who hook walleye, also known as yellow pikes. The invasive fish is persistent in.

Ash loggers race against time before beetles get them all - Idaho Statesman
2/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ash loggers race against time before beetles get them all    Idaho Statesman Loggers are cutting down more ash trees this winter before a fast-spreading beetle kills them all.

BLM to rip, tear, and burn huge area of public lands in southwest Idaho - The Wildlife News
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
BLM to rip, tear, and burn huge area of public lands in southwest Idaho    The Wildlife News News release. Western Watersheds Project. BOISE, Idaho — Today, the Bureau of Land Management approved a plan to log off or tear out native juniper trees ...

Cash reward offered to anglers who turn in Rainbow Trout - KLEW
2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Cash reward offered to anglers who turn in Rainbow Trout    KLEW The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has placed a bounty on rainbow trout in the south fork of the Snake River in hopes of reducing the population of the ...

Prize money being offered to thin Snake River rainbow trout - Idaho News
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Prize money being offered to thin Snake River rainbow trout    Idaho News The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has placed a bounty on rainbow trout in the South Fork of the Snake River in hopes of reducing the population of the ...

Of budgets, motorcycle officers, response times, chasing down scofflaw boat-haulers... - Idaho Press-Tribune
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Of budgets, motorcycle officers, response times, chasing down scofflaw boat-haulers...    Idaho Press-Tribune Here are some tidbits from this morning's JFAC hearings on the budgets for the Idaho State Police and related agencies: — ISP has motorcycle officers only in ...

BLM reseeds native grass and sagebrush on wildfire burned areas in eastern Idaho - Idaho State Journal
2/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
BLM reseeds native grass and sagebrush on wildfire burned areas in eastern Idaho    Idaho State Journal The Bureau of Land Management is getting an early jump on spring planting this year.

A teacher who fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students to put 'it out of its misery' is found not guilty of animal cruelty - INSIDER
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
A teacher who fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students to put 'it out of its misery' is found not guilty of animal cruelty    INSIDER Robert Crosland, a teacher at Preston Junior High School in Preston, Idaho, never disputed that he fed the puppy to his classroom's pet turtle.

Idaho teacher who fed puppy to snapping turtle found not guilty of animal cruelty - Idaho Statesman
1/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho teacher who fed puppy to snapping turtle found not guilty of animal cruelty    Idaho Statesman After a two-day trial, a verdict has been reached in the case of a science teacher who fed a puppy to a snapping turtle last year. A six-person jury found Robert ...

In brief: Police arrest man in 26-year-old murder case - The Spokesman-Review
1/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
In brief: Police arrest man in 26-year-old murder case    The Spokesman-Review BREMERTON, Wash. – Police say detectives have arrested a man in Idaho in connection with a 26-year-old Washington state murder case after DNA evidence ...

Trial begins for Preston teacher accused of animal cruelty - East Idaho News
1/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trial begins for Preston teacher accused of animal cruelty    East Idaho News PRESTON — The trial for the junior high school biology teacher accused of animal cruelty begins today. As of 11 a.m., jury selection was underway at the ...

Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle begins trial this week - Idaho Statesman
1/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle begins trial this week    Idaho Statesman A Preston, Idaho biology teacher accused of feeding a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students will go on trial on animal cruelty charges beginning ...

Western Innovator: A fish farmer's best friend | Research Center - Capital Press
12/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Western Innovator: A fish farmer's best friend | Research Center    Capital Press Idaho producers grow more than two-thirds of the trout that end up in U.S. grocery stores and restaurants, and Gary Fornshell's job is to help them understand ...

Study: Brown trout slow cutthroat growth in Yellowstone River tributary - Idaho State Journal
12/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Study: Brown trout slow cutthroat growth in Yellowstone River tributary    Idaho State Journal There's nothing wrong with a big, burly brown trout. Unless you're a Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

East Idaho Elects: Gestrin faces write-in challenger Glick in District 8 race - East Idaho News
11/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
East Idaho Elects: Gestrin faces write-in challenger Glick in District 8 race    East Idaho News IDAHO FALLS – Rep. Terry Gestrin of Donnelly is running for his fourth term in the Idaho House, Legislative District 8 Seat A. His opponent is Democratic write-in ...

Idaho's U.S. senators praise new water infrastructure law - Idaho Press-Tribune
10/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho's U.S. senators praise new water infrastructure law    Idaho Press-Tribune Early this week, President Donald Trump signed a bill into law authorizing more than $6 billion in spending to improve the nation's water infrastructure.

Terry Gestrin Q & A - Idaho Press-Tribune
10/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Terry Gestrin Q & A    Idaho Press-Tribune Terry Gestrin. District 8 — State Representative, Position A, (R), Donnelly. 1. My priorities are transportation infrastructure, water, and invasive species. I serve on ...

Idaho House of Representatives, District 8A | News - Post Register
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho House of Representatives, District 8A | News    Post Register Republican Rep. Terry Gestrin wants to serve a fourth term in the Idaho House because he enjoys serving people and believes his experience is needed.

$20 million granted for ecosystem studies - The Spokesman-Review
9/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
$20 million granted for ecosystem studies    The Spokesman-Review Idaho's public universities will split a $20 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at better understanding how keystone organisms adapt to changing ...

Teacher Who Allegedly Fed Sick Puppy to Turtle in Classroom to Go on Trial - Newsweek
9/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Teacher Who Allegedly Fed Sick Puppy to Turtle in Classroom to Go on Trial    Newsweek An Idaho middle-school science teacher is set to face trial next month over animal cruelty charges related to a March incident in which he allegedly fed a live, ...

Dove hunting is here — almost - Idaho State Journal
8/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dove hunting is here — almost    Idaho State Journal Dove hunting is right upon us. If you've never dove hunted, you are missing out on a great bird hunt plus some great eating. I've dove hunted since I was.

Bad news, everyone. Idaho’s smoke problems are going to get worse. - Idaho Statesman
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bad news, everyone. Idaho’s smoke problems are going to get worse.    Idaho Statesman Idaho is an epicenter of smoke activity. Prevailing winds carry smoke from wildfires in California and the Cascades, mixing with local fires. With more fires ...

Idaho wildfire threatens historic gold mines, fire lookouts - Idaho Statesman
8/9/2018 3:41:00 PM
Idaho wildfire threatens historic gold mines, fire lookouts    Idaho Statesman A wildfire in east-central Idaho burning in an area where there hasn't been a wildfire in 80 years is threatening historic gold mines and fire lookouts.

Survey explores threats to Idaho's waters - Idaho State Journal
8/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Survey explores threats to Idaho's waters    Idaho State Journal TWIN FALLS — A bubble-gum pink substance rests on a branch. It's completely foreign to the 10-mile stretch of river surveyed recently during an annual survey.

Federal agency planned to yank juniper from SW Idaho. That’s now on hold. - Idaho Statesman
8/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Federal agency planned to yank juniper from SW Idaho. That’s now on hold.    Idaho Statesman The federal government has put on hold one of the largest-ever projects to remove juniper trees in Idaho in an effort to help an imperiled species after an appeal ...

The quiet threat to Idaho’s water - The Spokesman-Review
7/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
The quiet threat to Idaho’s water    The Spokesman-Review Invasive species are classified as animals or plants that are not native to an area. The invasive species outgrow and out-compete native species and dominate ...

More fuel breaks planned to stop wildfires in Idaho, Oregon - The Spokesman-Review
7/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
More fuel breaks planned to stop wildfires in Idaho, Oregon    The Spokesman-Review Federal officials plan to put in more fuel breaks along roadways as part of a plan to stop wildfires in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon.

Avoid making this campfire mistake to protect Idaho’s forests - Idaho Statesman
7/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Avoid making this campfire mistake to protect Idaho’s forests    Idaho Statesman If you book Forest *Service* campgrounds online, you've probably seen the bold-face message: “Don't Move Firewood.” Here are some questions and answers ...

Grazing is ‘indispensable’ to America. Or, it’s a ‘cancer,’ westerners tell Congress - Idaho Statesman
7/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Grazing is ‘indispensable’ to America. Or, it’s a ‘cancer,’ westerners tell Congress    Idaho Statesman Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little says livestock grazing on Western public lands provides a host of benefits to American taxpayers. Western Watersheds Project's Erik ...

Goathead-free Boise? Quirky video, festival and community challenge are just the start. - Idaho Statesman
7/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Goathead-free Boise? Quirky video, festival and community challenge are just the start.    Idaho Statesman The Boise Bicycle Project and City of Boise have partnered on a push for volunteers to remove at least two tons of goathead plants (puncturevine, technically) ...

Idaho teacher accused of animal cruelty pleads not guilty at court appearance Tuesday - The Sacramento Bee
7/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho teacher accused of animal cruelty pleads not guilty at court appearance Tuesday    The Sacramento Bee A Preston Junior High teacher accused of animal cruelty in connection with the feeding of a classroom animal in March pleaded not guilty to the charge in ...

Boat inspections stopping invasive mussels at Idaho border - The Spokesman-Review
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Boat inspections stopping invasive mussels at Idaho border    The Spokesman-Review More boats carrying invasive mussels into Idaho have been intercepted at inspection stations so far this year than for the entire boating seasons in each of the ...

Invasive species inspections focus on watercraft - LocalNews8.com
7/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive species inspections focus on watercraft    LocalNews8.com As part of an effort to protect Idaho waterways, boaters are being reminded to take precautions as they travel in and out of Idaho.

Local 12-year-old catches massive carp - Idaho State Journal
6/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Local 12-year-old catches massive carp    Idaho State Journal A local boy caught a massive carp over the weekend at his family's vacation house in Rupert.

Mussel-sniffing dog shows its worth detecting invasive species at Washington border - The Spokesman-Review
6/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Mussel-sniffing dog shows its worth detecting invasive species at Washington border    The Spokesman-Review Popeye, the mussel-sniffing dog, demonstrated all his olfactory skills at an Aquatic Invasive Species open-house Friday on the Washington/Idaho border along ...

Eye on Boise: Risch skips fire hearing, speaks out on international affairs - The Spokesman-Review
6/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Eye on Boise: Risch skips fire hearing, speaks out on international affairs    The Spokesman-Review The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on which U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, serves, held a hearing last week on the upcoming wildfire ...

Mandatory Boat Inspection Turns Up Invasive Species At Washington-Idaho Border - NW News Network
6/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Mandatory Boat Inspection Turns Up Invasive Species At Washington-Idaho Border    NW News Network As boat inspections in the Northwest ramp up for summer, an inspection at the Washington-Idaho border near Spokane last week turned up highly invasive.

Court documents confirm Idaho teacher is accused of feeding live puppy to snapping turtle - Tri-City Herald
6/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Court documents confirm Idaho teacher is accused of feeding live puppy to snapping turtle    Tri-City Herald A Preston, Idaho, science teacher accused of animal cruelty for allegedly feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle has been charged in the March 7 incident. Robert ...

Idaho adds inspection stations to target invasive species - KTVB.com
5/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho adds inspection stations to target invasive species    KTVB.com Idaho stations have already found 22 watercrafts with harmful mussels this year.

Report shows efforts failing to save sagebrush land from invasive species, fire threats - Idaho Press-Tribune
5/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Report shows efforts failing to save sagebrush land from invasive species, fire threats    Idaho Press-Tribune Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. ...

Inspection stations intercept mussels headed for NW waterways - Capital Press
5/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Inspection stations intercept mussels headed for NW waterways    Capital Press Watercraft inspection stations along Idaho and Oregon highways likely will be busier than ever this year.

Invasive species are focus of Yellowstone, Wyoming officials - Idaho State Journal
5/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive species are focus of Yellowstone, Wyoming officials    Idaho State Journal CODY, Wyoming (AP) — The recent discovery of damaging zebra and quagga mussels in some Montana waters has Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming ...

Idaho's noxious weed growth starting early this year - 6 On Your Side
3/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho's noxious weed growth starting early this year    6 On Your Side Idaho noxious weed officials are warning Idahoans that the state's generally mild winter -- coupled with recent warming temperatures -- means conditions are ...

Why wildlife officials euthanize invasive species - KSL.com
3/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why wildlife officials euthanize invasive species    KSL.com A junior high school teacher in Preston, Idaho, made nationwide controversy after he allegedly fed a terminally ill puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students.

Idaho officials 'humanely' euthanize snapping turtle that reportedly was fed a sick puppy by a junior high school teacher - Salt Lake Tribune
3/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho officials 'humanely' euthanize snapping turtle that reportedly was fed a sick puppy by a junior high school teacher    Salt Lake Tribune Because it is considered an invasive species, Idaho officials said they have “humanely” euthanized a snapping turtle that had been kept in a Preston classroom ...

UPDATE: Controversial Idaho teacher’s snapping turtle has been euthanized - Idaho Statesman
3/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
UPDATE: Controversial Idaho teacher’s snapping turtle has been euthanized    Idaho Statesman Idaho Department of Agriculture officials said in a press release Friday that they euthanized the snapping turtle seized earlier this week from a junior high ...

Invent a new way to kill off invasive mussels, and this $100,000 could be yours - Idaho Statesman
2/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invent a new way to kill off invasive mussels, and this $100,000 could be yours    Idaho Statesman US government offers six-figure prize money for best idea on how to remove massive amounts of invasive species quagga and zebra mussels from lakes.

Cleaning, draining and drying properly: Watercraft inspectors learn to detect invasive species, educate boat owners - KMVT
2/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Cleaning, draining and drying properly: Watercraft inspectors learn to detect invasive species, educate boat owners    KMVT The Idaho State Department of Agriculture holds a watercraft inspector training at County West in Twin Falls for two days to prevent invasive species from coming ...

New invasive species of trout found in the Teton River - Idaho State Journal
11/28/2017 3:00:00 AM
New invasive species of trout found in the Teton River    Idaho State Journal Reintroduction of the Canadian gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park was considered a ecological victory for wildlife biologists in 1995, while other groups, ...

Idaho Teams Up With Utah To Fight Quagga Mussels - Boise State Public Radio
7/24/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Teams Up With Utah To Fight Quagga Mussels    Boise State Public Radio Idaho continues to try and keep invasive mussels out of its waterways with a new agreement with Utah. Idaho has been trying to keep quagga and zebra.

Idaho, Utah sign cooperative agreement to fight invasive mussels at Bear Lake - The Spokesman-Review
7/21/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho, Utah sign cooperative agreement to fight invasive mussels at Bear Lake    The Spokesman-Review Idaho's state Department of Agriculture and Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources have announced a cooperative agreement with the Bear Lake Regional ...

Idaho boating rule for invasive species stickers clarified; education merit questioned - The Spokesman-Review
5/7/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho boating rule for invasive species stickers clarified; education merit questioned    The Spokesman-Review Most kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are among the vessels required to have state Invasive Species Stickers before launching in Idaho waters, state officials ...

Idaho invasive species sticker requirements for watercraft clarified - The Spokesman-Review
5/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho invasive species sticker requirements for watercraft clarified    The Spokesman-Review WATERSPORTS -- Most kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are among the vessels required to have state Invasive Species Stickers before launching in Idaho ...

Idaho leads region’s increased aquatic invasive species boat inspection efforts - The Spokesman-Review
4/26/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho leads region’s increased aquatic invasive species boat inspection efforts    The Spokesman-Review Boaters traveling in and out of Washington, Idaho and Montana are noticing increased emphasis this season on inspections for invasive aquatic species on ...

Idaho invasive species check station intercepts infested boat - The Spokesman-Review
3/21/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho invasive species check station intercepts infested boat    The Spokesman-Review INVASIVE SPECIES -- It's only the first week of spring and Idaho highway check stations already have intercepted three boats fouled with invasive species.

Idaho lawmakers approve invasive species emergency funding for boat inspections - The Spokesman-Review
3/9/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho lawmakers approve invasive species emergency funding for boat inspections    The Spokesman-Review INVASIVES – The Idaho Legislature has approved an emergency funding measure to expand the state's boat inspection stations to check for invasive quagga ...

Officials: Boat had invasive species onboard - 6 On Your Side
5/17/2016 3:00:00 AM
Officials: Boat had invasive species onboard    6 On Your Side Idaho State Department of Agriculture officials say they have intercepted a boat on U.S. Highway 93, north of Jackpot, Nevada, carrying aquatic invasive species ...

Watercraft inspection stations help protect habitat from invasive species - The Spokesman Review
4/27/2016 3:00:00 AM
Watercraft inspection stations help protect habitat from invasive species    The Spokesman Review This is the time of year when state officials in Idaho, Washington and Montana begin the inspections necessary to keep out invasive species such as zebra and ...

Why Cheatgrass Is A Vexing Issue In Idaho, And What's Being Done About It - Boise State Public Radio
11/17/2015 3:00:00 AM
Why Cheatgrass Is A Vexing Issue In Idaho, And What's Being Done About It    Boise State Public Radio It's been called “marching grass” and “the scourge of the West,” but most people refer to it as cheatgrass. The honey-colored weed is named for its ability.

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Town Talk - Idaho Press-Tribune
3/17/2019 2:15:00 AM
Town Talk    Idaho Press-Tribune Notus students win National Park Trust park grant for trip.

Kootenai Valley Times - Kootenai Valley Times
3/15/2019 7:28:46 PM
Kootenai Valley Times    Kootenai Valley Times March 15, 2019. By Kiira Siitari IDFG Regional Communications Manager Burbot have made an amazing comeback in northern Idaho. The Kootenai River ...

Yellowstone National Park makes list of top fishing parks in U.S. - Idaho State Journal
3/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Yellowstone National Park makes list of top fishing parks in U.S.    Idaho State Journal If you've ever thought that casting a dry fly in one of Yellowstone National Park's pristine rivers was a magical experience, you're not alone.

What extinction in Idaho looks like: Last caribou captured, ending conservation program - Idaho Statesman
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
What extinction in Idaho looks like: Last caribou captured, ending conservation program    Idaho Statesman Idaho's last surviving mountain caribou was trapped on Jan. 14. The British Columbia Ministry of Forests' capture ended more than 35 years of conservation ...

Idaho might pay you $1,000 if you reel in one of these non-native fish - Idaho Statesman
2/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho might pay you $1,000 if you reel in one of these non-native fish    Idaho Statesman The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is offering a $1000 lottery for invasive walleye caught on Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho. The reward is for tagged ...

Major fish recovery project in NE Washington and Idaho gives boost to cutthroat and bull trout - The Spokesman-Review
2/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Major fish recovery project in NE Washington and Idaho gives boost to cutthroat and bull trout    The Spokesman-Review A few years ago there were no native westslope cutthroat trout in a 5-mile stretch of Cee Cee Auh Creek of northeast Washington. This summer, however ...

Idaho BLM BOSH proposal will likely degrade rangelands - The Wildlife News
2/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho BLM BOSH proposal will likely degrade rangelands    The Wildlife News The BLM just released its decision on its proposed Bruneau Owyhee Sage-grouse Habitat Project (BOSH Project) which will degrade 617,000 acres of southern ...

Savannah turning vacant city-owned lots into tree nurseries - Idaho Statesman
2/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Savannah turning vacant city-owned lots into tree nurseries    Idaho Statesman Savannah growing jobs and its lush urban forest by turning vacant lots into tree nurseries.

Sports groups back plan for keeping carp out of Great Lakes - Idaho Statesman
2/14/2019 7:49:00 PM
Sports groups back plan for keeping carp out of Great Lakes    Idaho Statesman Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

BLM to rip, tear, and burn huge area of public lands in southwest Idaho - The Wildlife News
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
BLM to rip, tear, and burn huge area of public lands in southwest Idaho    The Wildlife News News release. Western Watersheds Project. BOISE, Idaho — Today, the Bureau of Land Management approved a plan to log off or tear out native juniper trees ...

Idaho State University professors identify some of last remaining populations of native cutthroat trout in the Portneuf River - Idaho State University
1/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho State University professors identify some of last remaining populations of native cutthroat trout in the Portneuf River    Idaho State University POCATELLO – For the last 20 years, Idaho State University fish ecologists Ernest Keeley and Janet Loxterman in the Department of Biological Sciences have ...

New Fish and Game director plans to keep Idaho ‘one of the last best places’ - Idaho Statesman
1/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
New Fish and Game director plans to keep Idaho ‘one of the last best places’    Idaho Statesman Incoming Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever said he'll work to balance the agency's biological and social science responsibilities, ...

Idaho teacher accused of feeding sick puppy to turtle found not guilty - CBS News
1/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho teacher accused of feeding sick puppy to turtle found not guilty    CBS News An Idaho jury found the teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students not guilty of animal cruelty, CBS Idaho Falls affiliate ...

New Idaho Fish and Game director prepares to balance competing interests in top job - The Spokesman-Review
12/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Idaho Fish and Game director prepares to balance competing interests in top job    The Spokesman-Review By his admission, Ed Schriever's mantra of “balance and stretch” sounds like an exercise routine for old guys.

Snag this book for your fish-loving friends - Idaho Press-Tribune
12/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Snag this book for your fish-loving friends    Idaho Press-Tribune If you know someone who loves to go fishing in Idaho's plethora of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, a new encyclopedic book titled “Fishes of Idaho, a Natural History ...

5 reasons living in east Idaho is awesome - East Idaho News
12/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
5 reasons living in east Idaho is awesome    East Idaho News This article is brought to you by Patrick Malone, Century 21 High Desert. As a resident of Idaho for over 27 years, he can provide buyers or sellers with an ...

Why we need one connected grizzly bear population - Idaho State Journal
9/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why we need one connected grizzly bear population    Idaho State Journal When U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen issued the order that reversed the Trump administration's decision to take Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly ...

Southern Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle in front of students to be tried - KUTV 2News
9/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Southern Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle in front of students to be tried    KUTV 2News PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a live, sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own ...

Worries of jury bias won’t shift trial for teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle - Idaho Statesman
9/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Worries of jury bias won’t shift trial for teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle    Idaho Statesman An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a live, sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month. A judge has ...

Judge won't move trial of Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle - Press Herald
9/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Judge won't move trial of Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle    Press Herald PRESTON, Idaho — A teacher accused of feeding a live, sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month ...

Wildlife lovers, get ready for big changes to Boise’s Kathryn Albertson Park - Idaho Statesman
9/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wildlife lovers, get ready for big changes to Boise’s Kathryn Albertson Park    Idaho Statesman Boise Parks and Recreation, with money from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, will renovate Kathryn Albertson Park west of Ann Morrison Park.

Yellowstone Park works to restore native trout - Idaho State Journal
8/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Yellowstone Park works to restore native trout    Idaho State Journal Yellowstone National Park staff were killing fish to make room for natives.

Non-native walleye caught in Lake Cascade - 6 On Your Side
8/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Non-native walleye caught in Lake Cascade    6 On Your Side Idaho wildlife officials say someone illegally stocked walleye in Lake Cascade in west-central Idaho.

Then and Now: The Spokane River - The Spokesman-Review
8/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Then and Now: The Spokane River    The Spokesman-Review The Spokane River connects Idaho and Washington, Natives and white settlers, and a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.

Bad news, everyone. Idaho’s smoke problems are going to get worse. - Idaho Statesman
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bad news, everyone. Idaho’s smoke problems are going to get worse.    Idaho Statesman Idaho is an epicenter of smoke activity. Prevailing winds carry smoke from wildfires in California and the Cascades, mixing with local fires. With more fires ...

Yellowstone could lose a signature species. Here’s how they’re staving off the ‘swan song’ - Idaho Statesman
8/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Yellowstone could lose a signature species. Here’s how they’re staving off the ‘swan song’    Idaho Statesman Yellowstone National Park's trumpeter swan population is dwindling fast. Biologists have stepped in because some think human activity is partly to blame for at ...

Delaware wildfire crew on Idaho's Copper Mountain Fire - news.delaware.gov
8/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Delaware wildfire crew on Idaho's Copper Mountain Fire    news.delaware.gov Delaware's crew tackles a flare-up on Division Tango of the 180-acre Copper Mountain Fire in northern Idaho near the Canadian border. Twenty wildland ...

Federal agency planned to yank juniper from SW Idaho. That’s now on hold. - Idaho Statesman
8/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Federal agency planned to yank juniper from SW Idaho. That’s now on hold.    Idaho Statesman The federal government has put on hold one of the largest-ever projects to remove juniper trees in Idaho in an effort to help an imperiled species after an appeal ...

Survey explores threats to Idaho's waters - Idaho State Journal
8/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Survey explores threats to Idaho's waters    Idaho State Journal TWIN FALLS — A bubble-gum pink substance rests on a branch. It's completely foreign to the 10-mile stretch of river surveyed recently during an annual survey.

The quiet threat to Idaho’s water - The Spokesman-Review
7/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
The quiet threat to Idaho’s water    The Spokesman-Review Invasive species are classified as animals or plants that are not native to an area. The invasive species outgrow and out-compete native species and dominate ...

Three more Idaho wolves killed after livestock depredation - goHUNT.com
7/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Three more Idaho wolves killed after livestock depredation    goHUNT.com There are three fewer wolves near Stanley, Idaho, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services (USDA-WS) removed them after they killed six ...

Plague killed a cat in S.W. Idaho, sickened a child. What is the plague? Why is it here? - Idaho Statesman
7/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Plague killed a cat in S.W. Idaho, sickened a child. What is the plague? Why is it here?    Idaho Statesman A cat in S.W. Idaho has died from plague, in Elmore county. This comes after a child and another cat contracted plague and recovered. Why is plague endemic to ...

Idaho teacher denies feeding puppy to snapping turtle - WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
7/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho teacher denies feeding puppy to snapping turtle    WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland PRESTON, Idaho — An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor ...

Lawsuit ends domestic grazing in eastern Idaho - goHUNT.com
7/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lawsuit ends domestic grazing in eastern Idaho    goHUNT.com Domestic sheep grazing is over in eastern Idaho. The decision was announced this week after the U.S. Forest *Service* settled a lawsuit filed by Wildearth ...

Invasive species inspections focus on watercraft - LocalNews8.com
7/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive species inspections focus on watercraft    LocalNews8.com As part of an effort to protect Idaho waterways, boaters are being reminded to take precautions as they travel in and out of Idaho.

Grazing, not juniper, is behind Idaho species' decline, environmental group says - Idaho Statesman
6/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Grazing, not juniper, is behind Idaho species' decline, environmental group says    Idaho Statesman Environmental group Western Watersheds challenges one of the largest-ever projects to remove juniper trees that federal officials say will protect habitat for ...

26 wild horses released in Idaho following 2015 fire - The Spokesman-Review
6/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
26 wild horses released in Idaho following 2015 fire    The Spokesman-Review The Bureau of Land Management has released 26 wild horses into the Sands Basin Herd Management Area in southwestern Idaho.

BLM releases wild horses into area affected by Soda Fire - Idaho Press-Tribune
6/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
BLM releases wild horses into area affected by Soda Fire    Idaho Press-Tribune An overture of “Oh, my gosh” was all that could be heard ahead of a symphony of hooves during a wild horse release Wednesday on the Owyhee range ...

Mandatory Boat Inspection Turns Up Invasive Species At Washington-Idaho Border - NW News Network
6/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Mandatory Boat Inspection Turns Up Invasive Species At Washington-Idaho Border    NW News Network As boat inspections in the Northwest ramp up for summer, an inspection at the Washington-Idaho border near Spokane last week turned up highly invasive.

Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle charged - WTMJ-TV
6/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle charged    WTMJ-TV An Idaho teacher has been charged for feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students.

Science teacher charged after he reportedly fed puppy to class snapping turtle - ABC Action News
6/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Science teacher charged after he reportedly fed puppy to class snapping turtle    ABC Action News An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Report shows efforts failing to save sagebrush land from invasive species, fire threats - Idaho Press-Tribune
5/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Report shows efforts failing to save sagebrush land from invasive species, fire threats    Idaho Press-Tribune Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. ...

Fishing event to help control rainbow trout - Idaho State Journal
4/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fishing event to help control rainbow trout    Idaho State Journal In an effort to protect the native cutthroat trout population in the Snake River, Idaho Fish and Game has partnered with nearly a dozen sponsors to host South ...

Letters to the Editor, IFG hypocritical on sporting ethics - Bonner County Daily Bee
4/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Letters to the Editor, IFG hypocritical on sporting ethics    Bonner County Daily Bee I am a professional sportsman and wildlife enthusiast. I hold an Idaho guide's license on Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River. As an ethical sportsman the ...

Honoring their ancestors: Bear River Massacre interpretive center in the works, fundraising kicking off - Idaho State Journal
4/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Honoring their ancestors: Bear River Massacre interpretive center in the works, fundraising kicking off    Idaho State Journal After three prominent members of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation met with a team of Salt Lake City architects to review designs for an ...

Local News, Cold-water bypass gains steam - Bonner County Daily Bee
4/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Local News, Cold-water bypass gains steam    Bonner County Daily Bee Kiira Siitari, a staff environmental biologist with Idaho Fish & Game, outlines the cold-water bypass concept proposed at Priest Lake during the Idaho Lakes ...

Authorities euthanize turtle amid reports it was fed sick puppy in science class - CBS News
3/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Authorities euthanize turtle amid reports it was fed sick puppy in science class    CBS News Idaho officials have euthanized a snapping turtle at the center of an investigation over whether a biology teacher gave it a sick puppy to eat in front of students.

Invent a new way to kill off invasive mussels, and this $100,000 could be yours - Idaho Statesman
2/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invent a new way to kill off invasive mussels, and this $100,000 could be yours    Idaho Statesman US government offers six-figure prize money for best idea on how to remove massive amounts of invasive species quagga and zebra mussels from lakes.

Priest Lake’s lake trout fishery will not be suppressed - The Spokesman-Review
2/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Priest Lake’s lake trout fishery will not be suppressed    The Spokesman-Review Priest Lake's abundant lake trout population will not be suppressed, Idaho Fish and Game told stakeholders last week.

Bacteria enlisted to battle cheatgrass | Idaho - Capital Press
1/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bacteria enlisted to battle cheatgrass | Idaho    Capital Press Matt Germino, supervisory research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Boise, is overseeing an innovative research project to use weed-suppressive ...

New invasive species of trout found in the Teton River - Idaho State Journal
11/28/2017 3:00:00 AM
New invasive species of trout found in the Teton River    Idaho State Journal Reintroduction of the Canadian gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park was considered a ecological victory for wildlife biologists in 1995, while other groups, ...

Looking for a change of color? These plants are among fall’s finest. - Idaho Statesman
11/15/2017 3:00:00 AM
Looking for a change of color? These plants are among fall’s finest.    Idaho Statesman Be sure to check with your local gardening center or gardening expert on whether the plant is good for your area.

Ag, economy to be emphasized in Idaho climate conference - Capital Press
10/16/2017 3:00:00 AM
Ag, economy to be emphasized in Idaho climate conference    Capital Press BOISE — Idaho's agricultural and business leaders will offer their insight about climate change and how to cope with it during a conference scheduled for Nov.

Idaho Teams Up With Utah To Fight Quagga Mussels - Boise State Public Radio
7/24/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Teams Up With Utah To Fight Quagga Mussels    Boise State Public Radio Idaho continues to try and keep invasive mussels out of its waterways with a new agreement with Utah. Idaho has been trying to keep quagga and zebra.

Helping Western landscapes go native | Idaho - Capital Press
6/16/2017 3:00:00 AM
Helping Western landscapes go native | Idaho    Capital Press TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A small company is making big strides as a supplier of ornamental plant species native to the Great Basin.

We all have a role in stopping invasive pest species from entering Idaho - Idaho Statesman
5/1/2017 3:00:00 AM
We all have a role in stopping invasive pest species from entering Idaho    Idaho Statesman Are you helping invasive pests spread in Idaho or around our country? You may have heard that invasive plant pests and diseases are primarily introduced ...

Boat contaminated with quagga mussels detained in Idaho - KTVB.com
3/21/2017 3:00:00 AM
Boat contaminated with quagga mussels detained in Idaho    KTVB.com TWIN FALLS - Invasive species inspectors intercepted and impounded a quagga mussel-contaminated boat that had just crossed over into Idaho from Nevada ...

Landers: Idaho Panhandle reluctantly accepts walleye as ‘here to stay’ - The Spokesman Review
3/2/2016 3:00:00 AM
Landers: Idaho Panhandle reluctantly accepts walleye as ‘here to stay’    The Spokesman Review While Idaho has been rumbling recently with selective resistance to immigration, the state's borders have been porous for years to non-native fisheries such as ...

Turtles can be spotted in local ponds - The Idaho Statesman
5/12/2014 3:00:00 AM
Turtles can be spotted in local ponds    The Idaho Statesman I was fly fishing on a Boise pond when I spotted something looking back at me. It was a turtle perched on a log. It's a common sight in ponds, but as I looked ...

Idaho's Only Native Quail Is Almost Gone - Boise State Public Radio
9/23/2013 3:00:00 AM
Idaho's Only Native Quail Is Almost Gone    Boise State Public Radio Idaho's quail hunting season started over the weekend. There are four quail species in Idaho, but only one is native to the state. You can't hunt Idaho's native ...