Tag Archives: Wildlife

The Trump Administration Thinks an Oregon Woodpecker, Plus 24 Other Animals, Should Not Be on the Endangered Species List 

“This is a truly dark day for America’s imperiled wildlife.” Yesterday, the federal government quietly denied protections to 25 species scientists have found to be imperiled. In a memo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the department declined 25 petitions to list 25 species under the Endangered Species Act, including the black-backed woodpecker, which is found in Oregon, California and South Dakota. Source: […]
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Oregon drivers tops in West when it comes to deer collisions

According to State Farm’s study, the likelihood of colliding with a deer more than doubles during October, November and December – deer mating season. It’s almost deer season for hunters, but Oregon’s drivers are No. 1 in the West when it comes to run-ins with deer. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon drivers tops in […]
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Heck gnaw! Porcupines spotted in Clatsop County

The toothy rodents are a rare sight. A Clatsop County timber company saw porcupines for the first time in forestland around the Ecola Creek watershed near Cannon Beach this summer. Squashed, dead porcupines are a common sight on the side of highways on Washington state’s Long Beach Peninsula, and hikers occasionally spot live ones lumbering […]
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Run, fly or burrow — how animals cope with wildfire

Oregon’s native animals evolved in concert with the wildfires that have defined this region for millennia — and many thrive after the rains quiet the flames, biologists say. Some animals don’t wait that long. Hawks hunt the leading edges of active fires to snatch up fleeing rodents, and herons yank toasted lizards out of still-warm […]
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Oregon authorities say wildfires ‘can be good for wildlife’

With more than a dozen large fires burning in the state, Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is addressing concerns about plants and animals. An agency staff member told KATU on Tuesday that most species know how to adapt and react to wildfires. Source: Oregon authorities say wildfires ‘can be good for wildlife’ | […]
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Wildfires Are Big Trouble For The Northwest’s Lynx, Pygmy Rabbits And Other Creatures

As wildfires rage across the Pacific Northwest, more than just people are displaced from their homes. Animals in the wild are also feeling the effects of the flames. More and more, wildfires are changing conservation strategies for threatened and endangered animals in the region, especially as a warming climate lengthens fire season. Source: Wildfires Are Big […]
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Level 2 evacuation notice issued in Douglas County due to wildfires; Hwy 138E could close 

GLIDE, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office issued a Level 2 evacuation notice for residents in the Moore Hill Lane community to be Set to leave at a moment’s YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENT’S NOTICE, the sheriff’s office said in a press releas Source: Level 2 evacuation notice issued in Douglas County […]
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Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge | Vineyard Mobile Healthcare – OPB’s Think Out Loud

EarthFix reporter Jes Burns explored the competing interests of fish, fowl, and farms on the Klamath Wildlife Refuges in Southern Oregon. A mobile clinic funded by a Pinot Noir auction is providing health care to migrant and seasonal workers in Oregon’s vineyards. We talk to Leda Garside, services manager for the !Salud! program, and Jose Reyna, […]
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8 things to know about cougars — and sightings — in Oregon

The statewide population of cougars is growing, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Agency officials said that anecdotally the number of cougar sightings in the metro area and north Oregon coast is rising — especially the number of confirmed sightings. Source: 8 things to know about cougars — and sightings — in […]
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As It Was: Sea Otters Face Uncertain Future in Oregon

When the North American fur trade reached its peak in the 1800’s, European and American trappers encountered an abundance of sea otters, especially on the Oregon Coast. It wouldn’t last long. Source: As It Was: Sea Otters Face Uncertain Future in Oregon | Jefferson Public Radio