wildlife management http://kplu.org en Promise of the Arctic conference points to opportunities and risks http://kplu.org/post/promise-arctic-conference-points-opportunities-and-risks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Arctic is getting hotter faster than any part of the globe. Experts predict the region will be free of sea ice during the summer within about 20 years.&nbsp;</span></p><p>That’s creating a gold-rush mentality among many shipping and energy companies eager to capitalize on new trade routes or tap new sources of oil and gas.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 23:36:38 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8924 at http://kplu.org Promise of the Arctic conference points to opportunities and risks One month left for comments on spotted owl recovery plan http://kplu.org/post/one-month-left-comments-spotted-owl-recovery-plan <p>One of the northwest’s most controversial birds is still ruffling feathers. The elusive spotted owl was at the heart of the timber wars here <a href="http://www.reo.gov/training/historic01.htm">in the 1990s</a>.&nbsp;Some scientists are criticizing the <a href="http://www.fws.gov/">US Fish and Wildlife Service</a>’s plan to log some of the bird’s habitat.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:52:21 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6664 at http://kplu.org NW officials: Keep your distance from mountain goats http://kplu.org/post/nw-officials-keep-your-distance-mountain-goats <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982324.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982324.mp3</a></p><p>RICHLAND, Wash. &ndash;Wild life officials and park managers are refining a better strategy to keep aggressive mountain goats at bay, but steering clear of goats is a good first step.</p><p>A hiker was gored to death by a big mountain goat in the Olympic National Park last fall. And just recently, Wenatchee National Forest rangers fielded multiple complaints about an aggressive goat in the hills near Ellensburg.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:12:20 +0000 Anna King 2341 at http://kplu.org NW officials: Keep your distance from mountain goats Olympic National Park seeks marmot counters http://kplu.org/post/olympic-national-park-seeks-marmot-counters <p>If you&#39;re game for an Olympic National Park hike of five to 20 miles and eager to go count housecat-sized rodents, the park wants you for its &quot;citizen science&quot; marmot monitoring program. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:13:30 +0000 Gary Crawford & The Associated Press 1183 at http://kplu.org Olympic National Park seeks marmot counters