Advocates Seek Gray Wolf Status Change To Pre-Empt Congress

AP |Jan. 27, 2015 11:24 a.m.

Wildlife advocates have petitioned federal officials to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species, hoping to retain at least some protections that lawmakers in Congress want to repeal.

Oregon Refuges Say Some Rehab Work Is A Bear Of A Job

AP |Jan. 26, 2015 11:34 a.m.

Wildlife Images and the seven other major rehab centers in Oregon don't have the money and space needed to house orphaned cubs in penned areas without the bears relating people to food — the bane that often ends in the animals' deaths.

Dead Whale Found At Seattle Dock Struck By Ship Propeller

AP |Jan. 26, 2015 8:18 a.m.

A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel.

Sea Stars Make A Comeback - For Now

Daily Astorian |Jan. 23, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The worst of the sea star wasting disease epidemic that decimated sea star populations along the West Coast during the past 19 months appears to be over at Haystack Rock — at least for now.

Estimated 1,000 Wolves Live In Idaho

AP |Jan. 23, 2015 9:53 a.m.

The number of wolves in Idaho has shown a steady decline since the approval of hunting and trapping of the animals in the state, but a new study showing there are 22 breeding pairs means state officials likely won't have to return management to the federal government.

California Sea Lions Take Over Astoria Docks

AP |Jan. 23, 2015 7:34 a.m.

About 200 sea lions have invaded the docks at the East Basin Mooring at the Port of Astoria.

Dead Whale Found Under Ferry Dock In Seattle

AP |Jan. 22, 2015 9:21 a.m.

A dead whale has turned up under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle.

Bear Cub That Fell Out Of Tree In Oregon Will Return To Wild

AP |Jan. 21, 2015 8:40 a.m.

A scrawny bear cub that fell out of a tree in southern Oregon will be released next spring back in a remote area of Jackson County.

Avian Flu Detected In Oregon Wild Duck

OPB |Jan. 15, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A wild mallard duck shot near Eugene has tested positive for avian influenza.  While the virus has not caused sickness in humans, it could prove deadly for domestic poultry.

WDFW Replaces 600,000 Salmon Fry Lost In Storm

Chinook Observer |Jan. 14, 2015 2:31 p.m.

State managers of the Grays River Hatchery are well on their way to replacing 600,000 coho salmon fry lost after a water supply line failed during a heavy rainstorm last week.

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