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Oct. 12, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Endangered Species Protection Proposed For Airport-Dwelling Larks

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Endangered species, Streaked horned lark, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Sept. 13, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Has anyone seen a Franklin's bumble bee?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering the Franklin's bumble bee as a possible candidate for the endangered species list. Researchers haven't seen the Oregon and California native since 2006. And they're starting to wonder if it's extinct. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Agriculture, Bee colony collapse, Franklin's bumble bees, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Xerces Society


June 13, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Sammie the Salmon makes it to the ocean

In a social media campaign this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personified an out-migrating chinook salmon from the Winthrop National Fish Hatchery in northern Washington. The agency posted updates on the salmon's journey on Twitter and Facebook, and today announced Sammie has made it to the ocean. I like the graphic (above) they posted to illustrate Sammie's journey (over nine dams) and ocean migration route (in red). Here's what Sammie said today: Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Salmon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


May 10, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

How to tackle an endangered species "bioblitz"

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a new work plan today – a way to deal with a "bioblitz" of endangered species listing petitions without repeatedly missing deadlines and winding up in court. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Endangered species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


March 22, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Good news: Wisdom has been found!

Ah, Wisdom returns. Doesn't that sound like the best news you've heard all day? Either that or the third novel in a sci-fi trilogy... Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Japan's tsunami, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


March 18, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

"Anxiously awaiting" the return of Wisdom

Think of how many topics could be filed under that headline... Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Japan's tsunami, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


March 07, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Re-delisting Yellowstone grizzlies ... or not?

Should the famous Yellowstone-area grizzly bears be removed from the Endangered Species List or do they need more protection from hunting, habitat destruction and food shortages? Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Grizzly bears, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Yellowstone National Park


Dec. 22, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Feds grant $5.6 million for Northwest wetlands

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar just announced more than $19 million in grants for 24 conservation projects on more than 5,900 acres of coastal habitats through the 2011 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Land, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Dec. 17, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Scientists: Spotted owl plan still not good enough

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Spotted owl, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Dec. 08, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Salazar seeks Oregon timber fix, Part II

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar met with Oregon timber industry and conservation leaders in Washington, D.C., today, following up on his pledge to work toward a solution to decades-old disputes over logging on federal forestland. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Ken Salazar, Logging, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service



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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