Rural Economy | Sage Grouse Plans | Steelhead

Rural Oregon was hit harder by the recession than urban areas, and it is still recovering. Central Oregon regional economist Damon Rundberg shares a report showing that even after seven years of uneven economic recovery, Oregon’s rural counties remain below peak employment.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended changes to the way Oregon and other western states approach protecting the greater sage grouse.

Shaun Clements with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife tells us about the very real extinction threat that the federally protected sea lion population poses to the Willamette populations of steelhead.

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