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Questionable Payments To Oregon Ranchers Who Blame Wolves For Missing Cattle

OPB/EarthFix | July 17, 2017 noon | Halfway, Oregon

Many western states pay livestock operators for cattle and sheep lost to wolves depredation. But an EarthFix investigation found Oregon is making questionable payments to ranchers.  

Animals | Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment | local

Invasive Crabs Caught At Washington's Dungeness Spit, Officials Say

AP | July 16, 2017 9:33 a.m. | Sequim, Washington

State and federal resource managers report they've caught 87 of the invasive European green crabs on the Dungeness Spit in Washington.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Water | Environment | News

Oregon Environmental Agency Protects Famed River From Mining Proposal

Statesman Journal | July 16, 2017 9:24 a.m.

Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission voted 5-0 Thursday to designate the North Fork Smith River — which begins in southwest Oregon and flows into California — as an Outstanding Resource Waters.

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Oregon AG Threatens Legal Action To Protect Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

OPB/EarthFix | July 13, 2017 5:19 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says Oregon is ready to take legal action if monument designation changes.

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Oregon State Will Build New US Research Vessel

AP | July 13, 2017 1:11 p.m. | Corvallis, Oregon

Oregon State University received nearly $122 million from the National Science Foundation to lead construction of the first of three ships for the U.S. Academic Research Fleet.

Fish & Wildlife | Nation | News

Helicopters To Drop 350,000 Trout Into Oregon’s High Mountain Lakes

Statesman Journal | July 13, 2017 10:40 a.m.

Officials are planning to drop more than 350,000 fingerling trout from helicopters into hundreds of backcountry lakes across Oregon's mountains.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News

Fate Of Pacific Northwest Orcas Tied To Having Enough Columbia River Salmon

Northwest News Partnership | July 11, 2017 2:30 p.m.

What does the next decade hold for killer whales that share the Puget Sound with millions of people and just a fraction of the salmon that historically were the beloved sea mammals; main food source.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News

Legal Battle Drives Dam Managers To Extraordinary Salmon Research

OPB/EarthFix | July 7, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Bonneville, Oregon

As a 20-year lawsuit drags on, federal dam managers need to prove to the court that habitat restoration is actually working to save salmon. And that’s no small task.

Animals | Fish & Wildlife | News | NW Life | Nation

OR-7 Is Grandpa To California Wolf Pack

Medford Mail Tribune | July 5, 2017 6:10 p.m.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Wednesday that the son of the famous wandering OR-7 has paired with a female, and they produced three pups this year.

Animals | Fish & Wildlife | NW Life | Environment | News

Oregon To Continue Running 6 Hatcheries Under Extension

Medford Mail Tribune | July 3, 2017 2:32 p.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allow Oregon to run six hatcheries for three more months under a recent extension.

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