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Jan. 17, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Hazing Invasive Birds On The Interstate Bridge

Drivers and neighbors may hear the blasting sounds of two propane air cannons on the Interstate Bridge connecting Portland and Vancouver over the next two months. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Invasive species, Starlings


Nov. 30, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Ivy Pulled From Forest Park Is Growing Back

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Filed under: Land, Invasive species, Portland Parks Bureau


Jan. 06, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

In Oregon: Sudden Oak Death Is Here To Stay

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Filed under: Agriculture, Forestry, Invasive species


Dec. 29, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Eating local squirrel: "It tastes like rabbit"

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Sustainability, Foodie Friday, Invasive species


June 10, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Going camping? Buy local firewood to avoid invasive species

A bundle of firewood you pick up at the grocery store can be like a Trojan horse for the habitat around your camp site. A study by Oregon State University found 20 invasive species in six bundles of firewood from grocery stores.  The wood in packaged bundles can come from as far away as the East Coast, New Zealand or Russia. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Invasive species


May 19, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Eek! Zebra mussels found at Ashland checkpoint

The Medford Mail reports a state boat inspection crew found the first non-native zebra mussels at a checkpoint near Ashland. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Invasive species, zebra mussel


March 04, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Eating invasive species: Conservation through gastronomy

It's Foodie Friday, and I've waited far too long to introduce my new cookbook: "The Invasive Species Cookbook: Conservation through Gastronomy" (courtesy of my friend Carla Cole, who traded me for Amy Sedaris' craft book "Simple Times"). Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Foodie Friday, Invasive species


Aug. 01, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Roughage roundup

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Filed under: Air, Energy, Renewable energy, Pacific Ocean, Bureau of Land Management, Garbage, Invasive species, Pollution


July 25, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

"Purple haze of death" - Now in bloom!

Coming to a wetland near you: Purple loosestrife, an invasive plant that silently kills ecosystem functions. Sure, when its purple flowers blossom in August it looks lovely. But don't be fooled. The plant ruthlessly severs the food chain in the wetlands where salmon and steelhead otherwise would have a buffet of critters to feed on. Wetlands consultant Doug Ray of Carex Consulting in Seaside calls it "the purple haze of death." Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Columbia River Basin, Invasive species, Oregon Department of Agriculture



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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