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Court Tells USFWS To Reconsider Protections For Coastal Martens

OPB/EarthFix | March 28, 2017 6 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal court says a decision not to list the rare coastal marten must be reexamined.

Fish & Wildlife | Water | Environment

How Sound Is Helping Scientists Save A Prehistoric Fish

IdahoPTV/EarthFix | March 27, 2017 7:30 p.m. | Boundary County, Idaho

The Kootenai River’s endangered white sturgeon are getting help from scientists who are using soundwaves to learn how sediment is building up and affecting the fish’s ability to reproduce.

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Court Orders More Spill Over Columbia River Dams In 2018

OPB/EarthFix | March 27, 2017 4:30 p.m.

A judge has ordered federal agencies to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead, though not until next year after testing.

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A Forgotten Hero's Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

OPB | March 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Bay Center, Washington

Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.

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Wolves Wipe Out Chickens, Geese At NE Oregon Residence

Capital Press | March 26, 2017 10:35 a.m.

Wolves killed at least eight chickens and a goose March 23 in a pack attack that left feathers, chicken parts and “hundreds” of wolf tracks around the site, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Accelerated Restoration Coming To Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

East Oregonian | March 22, 2017 2:15 p.m.

The U.S. Forest Service has approved a massive proposal to treat more than 100,000 acres on the Wallowa Valley Ranger District north of Enterprise.

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Hunters And Anglers Cross Political Lines To Fight For Public Lands

OPB/EarthFix | March 16, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Hunting and fishing groups are standing shoulder to shoulder with environmentalists to fight back against what they see as threats to public lands.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Pacific Ocean

Ocean Salmon Fishery Closures Proposed To Protect Klamath River Fish

OPB/EarthFix | March 13, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The West Coast is on track for a meager and potentially disastrous salmon season, with severe cutbacks proposed for fisheries from the central Oregon coast down into northern California.

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Federally Owned Cole Rivers Hatchery Up For Bid

Medford Mail Tribune | March 9, 2017 11:47 a.m.
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Rangeland Wildfire Fuel Breaks Planned For Idaho, Oregon

AP | March 9, 2017 8:41 a.m. | Boise

A plan to create a fuel break system along 271 miles of roads in southwest Idaho and southeast Oregon to limit the size of destructive rangeland wildfires and protect habitat for sage grouse has been approved, federal authorities announced.