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Spring Ritual: States begin trapping, euthanizing sea lions feasting on Chinook at Bonneville Dam

A total of six California sea lions known to frequent the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam in the past and feast on spring chinook salmon were trapped this week and euthanized as a part of a state plan to reduce predation on fish stocks that are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Oregon mine illustrates problems with national law

RIDDLE — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation’s primary mining law.

UN climate report balances science, politics

BERLIN — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels.

Dam rangers host Earth Day clean-up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to join its park rangers for the annual Earth Day event April 27 at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center and Seufert Park.

Oregon oil train terminal could be fined

CLATSKANIE (AP) — Oregon has proposed a $117,000 fine for an oil train terminal near Clatskanie for shipping more crude than permitted.

Idaho governor signs wolf-control bill

Officials worry about rapid population growth

TD native starts branch of conservation group

Organizational meetings set for April 1 and 10 in gorge; group to focus on sport fishing issues.

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Elk research under way at Fort Clatsop on Oregon coast

Herds benefit park ecology and story

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Extension Cord: Students learn to be stewards of the earth

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22 and brings with it a better awareness of how we treat our planet.

County wolf panel planned; members needed

Two members of the public, either wolf recovery proponents or neutral on the issue, are needed for committee.

ODFW traps second cougar near Eugene city park

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW has trapped and euthanized a second problem cougar adjacent to Hendricks City Park in Eugene. A trap remains set for a third cougar believed to still be in the area.

Second Oregon wolf shot, killed by Idaho hunter

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A second GPS-collared wolf from Oregon has been killed by a hunter in Idaho. Idaho Fish and Game spokesman Mike Demick confirmed Thursday that the 2-year-old female known as OR-17 was shot March 2, about a week after leaving Oregon.

Idaho kills 23 wolves from helicopter in Lolo elk zone

Idaho Fish and Game estimates that last month's wolf control action in the Lolo elk zone cost approximately $30,000. The entire cost will be paid using license dollars paid by sportsmen and women. Fish and Game receives no state general tax dollars.

Wolves increase in Washington

Gray wolves established four new packs and expanded their territory in the state over the past year, state wildlife managers told the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at a public meeting Saturday (March 8).

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Walmart challenge goes on

Infrastructure construction for North Chenoweth under way

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