After some hesitation, a young, bald eagle rehabilitated at Rowena Wildlife Clinic took advantage of the freedom offered to him May 7 and flew back into the wild. The 1-year-old male raptor was found April 15 at Avery Park near Wishram, Wash., unable to fly. An employee at the park contacted authorities at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at The Dalles Dam, who then called Rowena Wildlife Clinic in Rowena.
A new committee is working toward creating a predictable environment for development In the saga of local building projects like Walmart and the regional jail’s Dakine building, the U.S. Clean Water Act’s wetlands rules have been seen as the “ogre” that has held development at bay, in some cases for years, but a new committee is working on a way to resolve wetlands issues before specific construction is even contemplated.
Temperatures at The Dalles airport averaged near normal during April, according to preliminary data from NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is asking the White House to disregard pressure from the governors of Washington and Oregon and refuse to evaluate the effects of greenhouse gases that would be emitted by exporting U.S. coal to Asia from ports in the Northwest.
I remember the first time I heard of Dr. Jane Goodall. I was in ninth grade science class, and our teacher showed us a film that featured her work with chimpanzees in Gombe National Park in present-day Tanzania.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife have placed a trap at The Dalles Marina on the Columbia River to try to capture California sea lions that have made their way above Bonneville Dam. The new trap was built and deployed at the request of the four Columbia River Treaty Tribes who fish above Bonneville Dam. California Sea Lions above the dam have taken a toll on the tribal fisheries, and tribal fishing gear, that the tribes rely on for ceremonial and subsistence activities. The tribes have been reporting damage from the California Sea Lions for nearly three years.
Columbia Riverkeeper and several other conservation groups have issued an ultimatum to Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad: Clean up coal debris along the tracks or face a lawsuit.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The proposed 2013 ocean salmon seasons announced by the Pacific Fishery Management Council this week include good news for sport and commercial anglers off the Oregon coast.
GRANTS PASS — A federal court has approved an agreement that salmon advocates hope will lead to cooler water in rivers for salmon. But whether that turns out to be the case remains a muddy question.
Prineville, Ore.— The discovery of invasive quagga or zebra mussels in an Oregon waterbody would trigger a rapid response plan involving a number of agencies and stakeholders that would come together to evaluate and contain the situation. To test and improve Oregon’s response plan, a number of groups met in Prineville on April 2 and 3 in a simulated exercise.
Habitats in Sierras and Oregon Cascades could be protected GRANTS PASS — A woodpecker that depends on intense wildfires for the standing dead trees where it feeds on insects is being considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday it will take a closer look at the black-backed woodpecker. A decision is due in a year but could take longer due to budget cuts.
PORTLAND (AP) — Some Oregon lawmakers are prepared to block land use laws to land an electronics factory that would invest more than $1 billion and employ at least 1,000 workers.
PORTLAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to join its park rangers for the annual Earth Day event Saturday, April 20, at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center and Seufert Park.
SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists warn Oregonians to be cautious when buying turtles as pets. Many of them are illegal to buy, sell or possess, despite the fact they are sold on internet sites, by street vendors and in some pet stores.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 10 current or former managers and supervisors for a contractor at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, accusing them of enabling timecard fraud there. Federal authorities have been investigating accusations of fraud at south-central Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation for several years.
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