PORTLAND — Federal agencies and their partners have outlined five years of accomplishments in improvements to hydro system operations and facilities, habitat rehabilitation and hatchery reforms to protect and benefit Columbia and Snake river fish.
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission has promoted 20-year CRITFC enforcement veteran Sergeant Mitch Hicks to chief of enforcement.
HOOD RIVER — The American Recreation Coalition has named Stan Hinatsu, Forest Service recreation program manager for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, as a “Legend in the Management of Outdoor Recreation.”
CORVALLIS — High emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can be linked to lung cancer deaths in the United States and countries with a similarly high socioeconomic rank, including Canada, Australia, France, and Germany, according to a study by Oregon State University.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The governor and members of Oregon's congressional delegation have created a task force to find solutions to the water problems of the Klamath Basin.
DEQ expects two hearings today to draw large crowds PORTLAND (AP) — Thousands of comments are expected to be received as Oregon regulators consider permits for a proposed terminal along the Columbia River to transfer coal from trains to barges for eventual shipment to Asia.
The biggest burden on any livestock producer is keeping their animals fed. A well-managed pasture makes a difference for forage quality and quantity. It can also have a big impact on the farmer’s bottom line by not having to provide supplemental feed. Knowing how much pasture forage an animal needs and the amount of available forage is a big part of a successful grazing program.
SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet by conference call on Friday, July 12 beginning at 10 a.m. The Commission will be asked to adopt new permanent Oregon Administrative Rules to manage wolves in Oregon. The new rules are based on agreements reached between ODFW, Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands and the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association through settlement of a lawsuit.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — In parts of California’s Sierra Nevada, marshy meadows are going dry, wildflowers are blooming earlier and glaciers are melting into ice fields. Scientists also are predicting the optimal temperature zone for giant sequoias will rise hundreds and hundreds of feet, leaving trees at risk of dying over the next 100 years.
GRANTS PASS — Crater Lake National Park plans to stay open by whatever means necessary as water shutoffs that have been drying up irrigated pasture for tens of thousands of cattle extend to the creek that serves as the park’s sole source of drinking water, park superintendent said Monday.
PORTLAND — Hike the Columbia Gorge this summer and piping from the rocks you might hear something that sounds like a squeak toy on steroids. It’s the alarm call of the American pika alerting other pikas to your presence. To biologists, though, it’s the absence of that call that’s sounding the alarm.
CORVALLIS — Researchers conclude in a new report that a global push for small hydropower projects, supported by various nations and also the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, may cause unanticipated and potentially significant losses of habitat and biodiversity.
Union Pacific managing response A smoldering garbage car rolled through the Columbia Gorge this morning with local emergency responders on alert in the event fire might spread to the surrounding countryside.
Chet Behling from the Oregon Department of Forestry will be educating landowners at two public forums in July about ways to stop the infestation of a migrating beetle.
Rural landowners in The Dalles and Hood River need to be on the watch for a beetle that not only infests pine trees but carries a fungus that will also plunder nutrients.
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