Tag Archives: Fish and Wildlife

Unusual amount of dead seabirds washing up on Oregon’s beaches

Unusually high numbers of dead and dying baby seabirds have been washing up on Oregon beaches this summer, alarming some scientists and rescue groups. Just last week, Newport’s Oregon Coast Aquarium received three starving common murre chicks, bringing its total to 31 this year. That compares with just one in each of the past two […]
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It’s time for Oregon to celebrate 50-year-old Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

River lovers from all over are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act this year. Thanks to the tireless work of countless river activists, 50 years ago Congress recognized that we were losing America’s wild rivers. Dams and development were running roughshod, forever changing our rivers. As settlers expanded westward, one […]
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Don’t let scary reputation fool you: Beneficial bats are great for gardens

Bats’ voracious appetite for insects turns them into a living pesticide that saves farmers billions of dollars a year and helps rid our backyards of insects like mosquitoes, moths, grasshoppers, flies and beetles. Source: Don’t let scary reputation fool you: Beneficial bats are great for gardens

Pacific lamprey show signs of recovery in Umatilla River

The prehistoric fish was functionally extinct in the Easter Oregon river for decades. Source: Pacific lamprey show signs of recovery in Umatilla River

Pyrosome population growing again off of Oregon coast

They’re back. A lot of them. And they’re reproducing. The invasion of the pyrosomes, gelatinous, translucent tube-like creatures ranging in size from less than an inch to a foot or more, continues in force off the coast of Oregon for a second year, baffling scientists. Source: Pyrosome population growing again off of Oregon coast | […]
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Want to help track bumble bee population?

Citizens can join project to monitor and help improve fate of Northwest bumble bees. Scientists launched a tri-state project on April 18, to use citizens to map the loss of bumble bees in the Pacific Northwest. The region is home to nearly 30 species of bumble bees, many of them facing an uncertain future. Source: […]
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Police seek public help in wasted snow geese

State police are asking the public to help solve a crime of wasted snow geese. According to a news release from Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Ontario, seeks to find the person(s) responsible for the wasting of several Snow Geese that were discovered on private property south of Nyssa. A Fish and […]
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Forests propose approving herbicide

Deschutes and Ochoco national forests seek comments on herbicide aminopyralid for use on forests, Grassland. The Deschutes and Ochoco national forests are seeking comments on a proposal to add the herbicide aminopyralid to the list of available herbicides on the two forests and Crooked River National Grassland. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Forests propose approving […]
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Lawsuit seeks stronger protections for ‘threatened’ Oregon bird species

An environmental advocacy group is suing the federal government to strengthen protections for a bird species that only lives in the Pacific Northwest, which they say could soon go extinct. The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit that seeks to protect endangered species, filed the complaint Wednesday seeking to change the status of the streaked horned […]
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Turn in Poachers fund pays record $24,200 in rewards

The Oregon Hunters Association’s Turn In Poachers reward program paid $24,200 to informants in poaching cases last year — a record amount in the program’s 32 years. The rewards were paid in 50 separate fish and wildlife violation cases reported to Oregon State Police Offices throughout the state, including six in Douglas County, according to […]
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