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Go Undercover With Northwest Shellfish Detectives

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 26, 2015 7:30 p.m. | OLYMPIA, Wash.

Poachers are illegally harvesting and selling Puget Sound shellfish in back-alley deals. Detectives are on the case, trying to protect natural resources and public health.

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Officials Start Killing Columbia River Cormorants

OPB/EarthFix | May 26, 2015 5 p.m.

Officials started killing cormorants at the mouth of the Columbia River over Memorial Day weekend, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Family Foresters Nervously Eye Possible New Logging Rules

Jefferson Public Radio | May 26, 2015 12:05 p.m.

The federal government has been telling Oregon for over a decade that its rules to protect threatened coastal salmon are not up to snuff. Now, the state is faced with a loss of federal dollars unless it gets with the program.

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Drought Conditions Are Sucking The Fun Out of Northwest Reservoirs

OPB | May 22, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Many lakes levels are lower this spring than they’ve been in 30 years. That's not just bad news for irrigators and fish. It means many boaters and anglers will be high and dry this summer.

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Demand For Super-Sized Clams Keeps Poachers & Cops Busy

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 22, 2015 4:15 p.m.

Big money and human health are at stake when it comes to Puget Sound's most lucrative clams and the people charged with protecting them.

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How To Scare A Sea Lion: Bring In The (Fake) Orca

OPB | May 22, 2015 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Astoria officials and locals have been scratching their heads, trying to figure out how to get rid of the ubiquitous barking sea lions that have arrived by the thousands this year on the city's docks. But now, the city may be bringing in the big guns, or should I say, whale.

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Washington State Hires Conflict Specialist To Deal With Wolf Issues

AP | May 21, 2015 3:01 p.m.

Washington state has hired a wildlife-conflict specialist to help reduce tensions caused by the state's growing population of wolves.

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Land Management Agency Starts Conversation About Western Oregon Forest Plan

OPB/EarthFix | May 20, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management is updating the management plan for the former Oregon and California Railroad lands.

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Oregon's Wandering Wolf Appears Denned Up For More Pups

AP | May 20, 2015 10:47 a.m.

State biologists say Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, appears to be denned up for a second set of pups in the southern Cascades.

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Fighting Eagle Poaching When A Single Feather Goes For $500

IdahoPTV/EarthFix | May 18, 2015 1:30 p.m. | SWAN VALLEY, Idaho

Despite a government program that supplies Indian tribes with eagle feathers for ceremonies, high demand feeds a thriving black market.