Tag Archives: Fish & Wildlife

Crabbing is open again on entire Oregon coast

The crabbing closure from Coos Bay’s North Jetty to Heceta Head was lifted Feb. 10th — so, once again the entire Oregon coast is open to recreational and commercial crabbing. For how long, one can only guess. Ed. Note: ODFW, Governor, Gill netting discussed in article. Source: Crabbing is open again on entire Oregon coast […]
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Is ‘eDNA’ The Next Big Thing For Wildlife Science?

Biologist Shaun Clements stands in the winter mist in a coastal Oregon forest. He’s holding a small vial of clear liquid. “We should be safe mixing it now, right?” he asks his colleague Kevin Weitemier above the sound of a rushing stream a few feet away. Source: Is ‘eDNA’ The Next Big Thing For Wildlife […]
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Government plan for Klamath wildlife refuges violates law, conservation groups say

Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday alleging a management plan for five wildlife refuges in Southern Oregon and Northern California doesn’t do enough to restore and protect key habitat for tens of thousands of migrating waterfowl. Source: Government plan for Klamath wildlife refuges violates law, conservation groups say | OregonLive.com

Feds reject Idaho utility’s bid to negate Oregon fish law

Federal authorities on Thursday rejected a request by an Idaho utility to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River where it forms the border between Idaho and Oregon. Source: Feds reject Idaho utility’s bid to negate Oregon fish law | Idaho Statesman

Columbia River salmon fishing reform clears one hurdle, and Oregon decides Friday

Some of the most far-reaching sport and commercial salmon fishing reforms were approved by the Washington Fish and Wildlife commission to begin this season along the Lower Columbia River. The nine-member state Fish and Wildlife commission panel – a citizen panel appointed by the governor – voted 7-2 in favor of the policy that includes […]
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Deadline nears to report 2016 hunts

Nearly 21,700 Oregon hunters who failed to report their 2014 hunting successes paid the $25 penalty when buying licenses last year, generating $541,700 in the mandatory-reporting program created by the Oregon Legislature. Source: Deadline nears to report 2016 hunts

Dungeness crabbers continue strike from California to Canada

Some consumers may have to settle for not-as-fresh Dungeness crab and others could wait a little longer for their first taste of the season as fishermen from Northern California to the Canadian border strike after wholesale buyers sought to lower the purchase price. Source: Dungeness crabbers continue strike from California to Canada

A Federal Lawsuit Shows New Trouble Looming for Oregon’s Greater Sage Grouse

No story dominated Oregon news in 2016 quite like the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by Ammon Bundy and his anti-government militants. A new lawsuit shows that another battle over federal control of land and animals in Eastern Oregon is heating up. The subject? The greater sage grouse—a flamboyant bird that’s the size of […]
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Western US sagebrush defense plan will endure, official says

A new wildfire-fighting plan to protect a wide swath of sagebrush country in the Western U.S. that supports cattle ranching and is home to an imperiled bird will likely continue after the Obama administration ends, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday. Source: Western US sagebrush defense plan will endure, official says | Oregon | theworldlink.com

Oregon’s Updated Streamside Logging Rules Get A Chilly Response

Cilde Grover braces herself with her cane as she ducks through a small arch in the pasture fence. “Molly, come!” she calls out, as her dog bounds ahead and blurs into the forest in the misty distance. Source: Oregon’s Updated Streamside Logging Rules Get A Chilly Response . News | OPB