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Column: Another look at targeted grazing

Weather, not grazing, impacts large wildfires most.

The Idaho BLM is implementing what is sometimes called “targeted grazing” with livestock in an effort to reduce large wildfires. 68 more words

Guest Opinion

Group calls for steelhead fishing ban to protect Idaho fish

Fisheries managers should shut down steelhead fishing in the Columbia and Snake river basins to protect a wild run that returns to Idaho’s Clearwater River, according to a conservation group. 35 more words

The Oregonian

Idaho’s state parks added $184M to state’s economy in 2016

Idaho’s state parks contributed $184 million to the state’s economy in 2016, according to a new study.

For every dollar Idaho taxpayers pay toward the parks, $54 is returned to the economy, according to the study. 12 more words

Bend Bulletin

Idaho US Attorney | Pikas - OPB's Think Out Loud

Idaho is sandwiched between states that have legalized recreational and medical cannibis, but it doesn’t appear likely that anything similar will happen in the Gem state. 66 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Western Innovator: Bacteria enlisted to battle cheatgrass

The study focuses on applying certain bacteria to cheatgrass and medusahead to inhibit the plants’ root growth.

Matt Germino, supervisory research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Boise, is overseeing an innovative research project to use weed-suppressive bacteria to control non-native invasive cheatgrass and medusahead. 12 more words

Capital Press

Idaho short-eared owl study expanding to 8 western states

Researchers believe there has been a 60 percent decline in the owl’s population in the West over the last 40 to 50 years.

Researchers observing a possible decline in short-eared owls are expanding their study from Idaho to eight western states. 12 more words

Capital Press

Monitor wells show surge in ESPA storage

The combination of aquifer recharge, a big winter snowpack and reductions in groundwater consumption by irrigators has led to at least a 660,000 acre-foot increase in Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer storage, according to a recent analysis. 43 more words

Capital Press