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.
Pack numbers continue to climb in OR
MERLIN (AP) — As David Siddon strolls past the cougar enclosure at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center toward the bear pens, his voice alerts Yak, and the 22-year-old, 800-pound grizzly bear trots to the gate to meet him.
To the editor: After reading the letters to the editor regarding the tie plant, it becomes quite obvious that “fear” rules the thinking (It’s the What Ifs). It’s not “rocket science” to correct the problem!
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers host an eagle watch at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center Saturday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wetlands mitigation challenged
PORTLAND (AP) — A conservation group has bought a second large ranch along the John Day River in Central Oregon that could eventually provide public access to a remote, scenic part of the state.