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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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Riverfront Workday

Volunteers help revive habitat for native plants and animals

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Extension Cord: They help us, now Pollinators need our help

It is easy to overlook the importance of some elements in our lives because they are always there and only after they are gone do we realize just how important that something was. It seems that we are at such a point. The realization that our entire food production system virtually rests on the backs of tiny insect species that are fast becoming endangered is mind boggling to say the least. This isn’t being alarmist. The ratio between available pollinator species and the number of crops needing pollination is increasingly out of balance.

Hanford plans call for slow waste removal

The Department of Energy will start buying equipment and making other plans to remove radioactive sludge from a double-shell tank with a leak between its shells. But pumping of waste would start no sooner than March 2016, according to a new DOE plan.

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Wolves on the Move

Wolves are expected to establish packs in central Oregon

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Ranchers: Wolf Trouble

As wolves make Oregon inroads, cattlemen warn troubles are growing

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Flawed Hanford tank design may mean leak risk

The 28 tanks hold some of Hanford’s worst waste

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