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Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017 10 a.m.

A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Making Sure Salmon Can Cross (Under) The Roads In Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 22, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Thousands of road culverts block the way for endangered salmon. That’s why Native American tribes have sued Washington state, which is making fixes to improve fish passage.

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2 Bald Eagles Released Into McKay Creek Refuge After Rehab

East Oregonian | Feb. 22, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

After months of rehabilitation at Blue Mountain Wildlife, the birds were set to be released back into the wild. They took flight without any hesitation, and in seconds were soaring effortlessly.

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Harsh Winter Weather Delays Oregon Wolf Count, Management Plan Update

Capital Press | Feb. 16, 2017 6:52 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon’s heavy snow in January caused problems for wildlife staff who track the state’s wolf population.

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Environmental Groups Ask Judge To Halt Idaho Wolf Killings

AP | Feb. 14, 2017 7:54 a.m. | Lewiston, Idaho

Federal law requires the government to study and publish the environmental consequences of its proposed actions and to consider alternatives. However, the lawsuit claims the agency is basing wolf control actions on an outdated environmental assessment from 2011.

Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Washington Grizzly Bear Public Meetings Kick Off

NWPR/EarthFix | Feb. 13, 2017 8:45 p.m. | Cle Elum, Washington

More than 100 people turned out Monday during a public meeting in Cle Elum to voice their opinions on reintroducing grizzly bears to Washington's North Cascades. Seven more meetings are planned.

Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Land | Environment

5 Things To Know About the Latest Plans For The Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 13, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The State Land Board is consider new approaches to keep the Elliott State Forest under public ownership without continuing to lose money. 

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Sea Turtle Stranded Along Oregon Coast Dies

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 2:28 p.m.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium reported Monday the loggerhead turtle was stunned by cold waters, and succumbed to its injuries. 

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Proposal Would Allow Hunting 'Problem Wolves' In Oregon

Statesman Journal | Feb. 11, 2017 12:31 p.m.

A proposal that could allow the public to hunt “problem wolves” — animals that attack livestock or cause a major decline in game populations — is a flashpoint in revisions to Oregon’s wolf plan.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Animals | Environment

Urban Sprawl Forcing Pacific Northwest Songbirds To 'Divorce'

Northwest News Network | Feb. 10, 2017 2:47 p.m.

Urban development is encroaching on forests and impacting the love lives of some songbirds in the Pacific Northwest.