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Bullfrog with bumpy, spotted, dark green skin, sitting in a bullish stance with arms and legs apart as if ready to jump.

Lake Frogs in the Northwest

Learn about lake frogs and what to do if you find a bullfrog in Idaho or Washington State waterways, where hunting is legal.

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Tribal Fish Biologist Casey Baldwin, wearing a plaid shirt and orange life jacket, releases acustic tagged chinock salmon using a bucket to pour water and fish from a boat.

Tribes Help Salmon Return to Historic Habitat

Inland Northwest tribes, including Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Colville Confederated Tribes, reintroduce chinook salmon to Columbia River.

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Gina Claeys standing wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt and backpack with view of lake and grassland in the background.

New Wildlife Safety & Guiding Service

Spokane-based Cedar Grove Wildlife Guiding offers safety courses, wildlife tours, workplace trainings, and classroom events.

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Tall, mature pine trees in the Eagle Camp Wilderness, in Oregon, with sunshine streaming behind them.

New Funding For America’s Green Infrastructure

The Great American Outdoors Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act both provide much-needed funds for public lands.

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Black bear walking across a clearing in a forest.

Why Washington’s Spring Bear Hunt Was Canceled

Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission made the controversial decision to cancel the 2022 spring bear hunt only because of a tie-vote.

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Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant at a bear den. // Photo by Peter Houlihan, courtesy of National Geographic Live.

National Geographic Live “The Secret Life of Bears”: Jan. 26

Wildlife ecologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant presents “The Secret Life of Bears” for National Geographic Live in Spokane on January 26, 2022.

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Students learning at Yellowstone.

Learn About Yellowstone National Park’s Wolves

Pioneer School student essay by Vansh Amin, based on a field-learning experience at Yellowstone National Park.

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Mountain vegetation overlooking large mountains.

Who Pays (and Doesn’t) for Public Lands?

Budgets for the federal land management agencies been declining for 20 years, impacting wildlife, recreation, and taxpayers’ wallets.

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Vibrant red, black, and yellow patterned underside of a painted turtle shell.

Painted Turtles and Their Stillwater Habitats

Painted turtles preferred habitat is in slow, still water, particularly ponds and lakes — known as lacustrine ecosystems.

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