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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat
Pot is legally grown in Northern California and Southern Oregon for medical purposes and illegally for the black market.

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Federal agency defends use of Ducks Unlimited employees
North Dakota Grain Growers Executive Director Dan Wogsland said he worries that Ducks Unlimited biologists might have “indirect influence” when questions of compliance arise.
Conservation groups oppose Wyoming wolf management
The state told the judge it wanted to resolve the issue quickly because it has scheduled a wolf hunt starting Wednesday in a trophy-hunting zone bordering Yellowstone National Park.
Sagebrush habitat fuels $1 billion in recreation spending
The study is the first of its kind to examine the direct and indirect economic impacts of recreation spending tied to U.S. Bureau of Land Management property with habitat for sagebrush-dependent species.
Michigan woman’s service dog detects gluten
Willow is one of just a handful of service dogs in the United States trained to detect gluten — a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye.
Worrisome weed could threaten Upper Midwest crops
The weed some officials refer to as “Satan” has moved into the Midwest from cotton country, and was discovered in western Iowa soybean fields last year. It’s native to desert regions of the southwest U.S. and northern Mexico.
Wyoming governor says state has presented wolf solution
The governor responded Wednesday by ramrodding through an administrative rule making the state’s wolf plan legally binding. The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office has asked the judge to reconsider her decision and return wolf management to...
Trailer of rotten chicken towed to landfill
The trailer might have been sitting at the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula for a month before it was discovered.
Northwest leads nation in wildfires in 2014
That’s fewer than the 10-year average of 3,877 fires, but nearly triple the 10-year average of 452,039 acres.
USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs
USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs
Vilsack said farmers can sign up as soon as Sept. 29 but he expects they will take several months to research their options, talk with advisers and use online calculators to determine their best choices.
Wyoming governor asks court to reverse wolf ruling
The federal judge's order was the latest setback for Wyoming, which has been stymied over the years in attempts to gain control of its wolf population.