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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Andrew Rosenberg works out of his office in The Dalles. After a year of legal salvage of road-killed deer and elk, biologists are finding the data collected statewide useful.

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The departments of fish and wildlife from Oregon and Washington today set four more days of recreational salmon and steelhead fishing on the Columbia River.

The fisheries will take place Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 and on Wednesday May 20.

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 Two recreational white sturgeon fisheries in the Columbia River upstream of Bonneville Dam will close during the upcoming week under rules adopted today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington while a third remains open until its harvest guideline is met.

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A bald eagle flies over Hess Park on the Washington side of the Columbia River last weekend. The raptors gather in numbers around The Dalles Dam on both sides of the river. The photographer counted over 40 of the large birds last weekend, counted from shore in Oregon and Washington. The Klic…

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The Dalles Dam Visitor Center will host its 10th annual Eagle Watch Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch as bald eagles roost in their natural habitat along the Columbia River.

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‘First Day’ hikes will be held throughout Oregon on New Years Day, including a morning hike at the Deschutes River State Recreation Area east of The Dalles and an afternoon hike to the west at the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Mosier. To the east, Cottonwood Canyon and Smith Rock state parks are hosting hikes as well.

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Anglers earned nearly $1,162,000 in 2019 through participation in the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program in 2019. In all, they removed more than 146,000 northern pikeminnow from the Columbia and Snake rivers, which means fewer big fish preying on juvenile endangered salmon.

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The Hood River-Wasco counties Forestland classification Committee will be reconvening Wednesday, Dec. 18, to review and update forestland classification within Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District, The Dalles Unit.

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An intensive three-year water quality study of the Deschutes River drainage—which includes the Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius rivers—has been completed and information on their findings were made available at an open house in The Dalles Monday night at The Riv. The study found that “there are many ways in which the Deschutes is thriving...other aspects of river health, such as nutrient and algae levels, are more concerning.”

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Following months of negotiation, PacifiCorp and the Yakama Nation have agreed that the Nation will have a right of first offer for as much as 289 acres of land along the White Salmon River in south central Washington.

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The annual autumn leaf disposal special at The Dalles Transfer Station begins Nov. 1, when they begin accepting yard debris from residential customers at no charge. Leaves can be disposed of at the transfer station (1317 West First St.) throughout the month of November, Monday through Friday…

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Late September marks the beginning of the migration period for deer and elk, which must cross major highways as they head towards wintering grounds.

Between 2007 and 2017, ODOT documented 12,540 animal-vehicle collisions, including deer and elk. The actual number of collisions is higher, as many are not reported if there is minimal vehicle damage or no human injuries.

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With the recent rain, cooler temperatures and shorter days, fire management personnel on the Hood River and Barlow Ranger Districts of the Mt. Hood National Forest anticipate the start of fall pile burning season to begin next week and to continue over the next several weeks or months, depen…

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