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NW Tribes Seek To Restore Columbia River Salmon Runs

AP | Feb. 7, 2016 9:15 a.m. | Spokane, Washington

For decades, Northwest tribes were told it would be too expensive to try and restore salmon runs ruined by dams along the Columbia River. But new technology has raised hopes among tribal members.

Environment | Sustainability | Fish & Wildlife

Could The New Klamath Dam Removal Plan Kick-Start The Stalled Water Deals?

Jefferson Public Radio | Feb. 5, 2016 6 a.m.

Oregon and California — along with federal agencies and PacifiCorp — agreed in principal this week on a separate process to remove the dams by 2020.  

local | Politics | Fish & Wildlife | News | Nation | Land | Environment | Land use | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Northwest Volunteers Want To Help Restore Malheur Refuge

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 4, 2016 4:57 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

People from around the Northwest are saying they want to help clean up and restore the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after the occupation ends.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Animals

Wildlife Images Golden Eagle Gets Cataract Removed In Medford

Medford Mail Tribune | Feb. 4, 2016 10:09 a.m.

Six months ago, Phoenix's vision began to deteriorate, and staff members at Wildlife Images noticed fogginess in one eye.

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Conservationists Sue Federal Wolf-Killing Program In Oregon

AP | Feb. 3, 2016 12:16 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The lawsuit targets the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services program.

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Owyhee Wilderness Proposal In Spotlight After Refuge Occupation

OPB | Feb. 2, 2016 11:22 a.m.

The possible designation of the Owyhee Canyonlands in southeastern Oregon as a national monument is getting new attention after an armed occupation near Burns, Oregon.

Fish & Wildlife | Climate change | Environment

Alpine Pikas May Survive Climate Change – Depending On Where They Live

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 29, 2016 6:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Climate change has long been considered a threat to the small mammal. But new research shows the outlook for survival in some areas to be more positive.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Washington, Oregon Considering No Sturgeon Fishing On Lower Columbia

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 28, 2016 1:45 p.m.

Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife officials are debating whether to close the only Columbia River sturgeon fishery below Bonneville Dam to protect the fish until the population rebounds.

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Next Chapter In Klamath Dams Saga Opens In California

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 26, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

California has started looking at the environmental effects of dams on the Klamath River. It’s the first official move since the Klamath Basin Water Agreements fell apart at the end of the year.

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Year-Old Wildfire Plan Seen As Biggest Land Policy Change In Decades

AP | Jan. 26, 2016 1:28 p.m. | Boise

Public land experts, outdoor enthusiasts and scientists say Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's year-old wildfire strategy for a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years.