GRANTS PASS (AP) — A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer threatened with extinction.
PORTLAND — Between Washington’s Mount Adams and Highway 2 east of Seattle lies a swath of wilderness with little road access and lots of pristine habitat: a haven for rare, high-altitude predators.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for fiscal year 2014.
PENDLETON (AP) — The developer of a proposed wind farm in Eastern Oregon is trying to find regional utilities interested in buying the power.
Forests are the backyard for many Oregonians, and as much a part of Oregon's identity as the Oregon Trail. These forests are managed by government agencies and private landowners to benefit Oregonians environmentally, economically, and socially.
University of Washington environmental engineers are launching a new study to try to understand how climate change will affect streamflow patterns in the Columbia River Basin.
NOAA Fisheries Service says that a new biological opinion issued Jan. 17 confirms that its plan for improving salmon and steelhead survival through the Federal Columbia River Power System on the Columbia and Snake rivers is working, and efforts to rehabilitate habitat for the fish will indeed help dodge extinction for species listed under the Endangered Species Act.
A recent study by University of Montana faculty and graduate students found that wolf predation of cattle contributes to lower weight gain in calves on western Montana ranches. This leads to an economic loss several times higher than the direct reimbursement ranchers receive for a cow killed by wolves.
Recent trends seem to looking up for both species after years of roller coaster populations impacted by fishing and ocean and river conditions.
PORTLAND — Friends of the Columbia Gorge, in coordination with the Power Past Coal coalition and with volunteer participation of Portland-based Johnny Cash tribute band Counterfeit Cash, has released an online music video “Coal Train Blues.”
GRANTS PASS — It turns out that the mechanics of shooting invasive barred owls to make room for threatened northern spotted owls are cheaper and easier than some people had imagined.
PORTLAND — The federal government’s management plan for protecting salmon and steelhead populations imperiled by federal dams in the Columbia River basin differs little from its earlier version and continues to rely heavily on habitat improvement. The court-ordered plan, known as a biological opinion, was released by NOAA Fisheries Service on Friday. Its various iterations have been litigated in court for more than two decades.
WASHINGTON — The chemical spill that contaminated water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginians was just the latest and most high-profile case of coal sullying the nation’s waters.
Can we farm forever? That is the question producers of the documentary film “The Perpetual Farm” set out to discuss.
Ecologists and biologists working in a tributary of the John Day River in northeast Oregon are encouraging the building of dams to restore degraded stream habitat – beaver dams, that is.