Project will help mitigate flood impact, provide habitat for fish
SALEM — The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet Sept. 21-22 at The Discovery Center in The Dalles, 5000 Discovery Drive. For 25 years, Hanford has been the site of the world’s largest environmental cleanup program, the result of wastes created during the production of plutonium for America’s nuclear weapons program. Cleanup will continue for at least the next several decades.
Cougar Creek Fire has mixed impact on Mount Adams
There are some very large fish being unloaded this week at Gilmore Fish Smokehouse, located at 167 Highway 197, near Dallesport.
Symbol of opposition to fossil fuel projects makes stop in Hood River
YCC crew spends summer working in the Mount Hood National Forest
Conservation Corner is provided by Tammy Tripp of the Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Biologists believe warm water is to blame
PORTLAND (AP) — Federal authorities defended their latest plan for mitigating damage to salmon and steelhead imperiled by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin.
A species of beetle never seen on West Coast appears in TD
For thousands of years the oak has been relied upon for a variety of uses, not only as a major food source, but wood for fire, utensils, and medicines. They are also critical habitat for a number of plant and animal species. Western Native American cultures actively managed their oak woodlands and savannahs in order to ensure the health of these trees for optimum acorn harvesting.
It’s a common dream: Owning a little piece of heaven, a few acres of woods in the quiet country-side. But, once you have it, then what? What does it mean to be a good steward of the land?
Recommendations from a panel reviewing food guidelines were released last week, and it’s just as we feared: The new recommendations take into account not just the health impacts of your diet but also the environmental impacts of your food choices.
It was hard to hear anything over the howls and high-pitched yips coming from the forest. The coyotes — who knows how many — were working themselves into a frenzy while Dave Hewitt, part-time fish biologist and full-time bird nerd, stood patiently with an iPod in his hand.
In 2007, the owners of Whiskey Creek oyster hatchery on the Oregon coast lost almost all of their larvae — and had no idea why. The only clue was that the larval die-offs often occurred during intense upwelling events, when deep, acidic waters replace surface waters blown offshore.