IDAHO – The last six mountain caribou remaining in the lower 48 states will be relocated farther north into Canada, a move that ends decades of efforts to reintroduce the large animals into Idaho and Washington state.
MONTANA – Glacier National Park is staying open during the federal government shutdown with limited services – but officials warn conditions could change. The park says facilities such as visitor centers and restrooms are closed and plowing is limited to areas that serve residential areas.
NEVADA – Off-road vehicle enthusiasts are suing the U.S. Forest Service over the bistate sage grouse protection plan between Nevada and California – arguing that a protection plan enacted this year could increase fire danger across the rangeland habitat of sage grouse.
OREGON – A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’a experiment with killing barred owls to protect threatened spotted owls.
An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed impossible. Colin O’Brady, of Portland, finished the bone-chilling, 930-mile journey as friends, family and fans tracked the endurance athlete’s progress in real time online.
WASHINGTON – A new agreement aims to boost salmon populations and preserve inexpensive power in hopes of ending a decades-long battle over the future of the four lowest dams on the Snake River.
WYOMING – A photo of the Snake River and the Teton Mountains will appear on a postage stamp next year.