BLM Moves To Restrict Geocaching In Central Oregon

OPB | April 22, 2014 2:49 p.m.

In Central Oregon, the Bureau of Land Management is putting new restrictions on the outdoor hobby of "geocaching."

Second Cougar Trapped, Killed Near Eugene Park

AP | March 18, 2014 7:42 a.m.

The state Department of Fish & Wildlife reports it has trapped and killed a second cougar preying on livestock near a Eugene park.

Governor Intends To Sign Sage Grouse Legislation

OPB | March 04, 2014 4:11 p.m.

Governor John Kitzhaber says he intends to sign a bill the legislature passed last month that proponents say will help conserve sage grouse in Oregon.

The West's Wild Horses: Protected, But Not Completely Free

OPB | Feb. 06, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Thousands of horses have been shipped from Oregon and other Western states to pastures in the Midwest. But do wild horses belong there? And should your tax dollars pay to move them?

Interior Secretary Calls For Prize To Make Better Wild Horse Birth Control

OPB | Feb. 05, 2014 3:45 p.m.

During an appearance in Portland, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell suggested that the government needs to offer a big prize to get drug companies to make better birth control for wild horses.

Captivity Deadly For Some Ore. Wild Horses

OPB | Feb. 05, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Critics have long considered roundups of mustangs by helicopter as inhumane.  But an OPB investigation shows that the alternative results in the same rate of death for horses rounded up in Oregon.

Poison Suspected In Bend Pigeon Seizures

AP | Jan. 31, 2014 9:58 a.m.

An animal rehabilitator says two pigeons suffering from tremors in Bend this week were likely poisoned.

Rescued Baker City Cougar Cubs Recovering At Oregon Zoo

AP | Jan. 15, 2014 12:13 p.m.

Three cougar kittens were rescued in Baker City and are now being cared for at the Oregon Zoo. The cubs are doing well and will later be sent to North Carolina.

Environmental Groups Abandon Wyden's Eastside Plan Following Changes

OPB | Dec. 19, 2013 4:05 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's Eastside Forest Plan is now one step closer to passage. The bill was unanimously approved by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Thursday.

Improved Spring Chinook Run Forecast For Columbia

AP | Dec. 19, 2013 6:45 a.m.

State, federal and tribal biologists predict an improved run of 227,000 spring chinook salmon will enter the Columbia River in 2014 headed for waters upstream of Bonneville Dam.

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