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Oregon, California Governors Request Salmon Disaster Assistance

OPB/EarthFix | May 25, 2017 noon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are calling for a federal disaster declaration in response to two years of dismal ocean salmon fishing seasons.

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How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big

NPR | May 23, 2017 4:19 p.m.

Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time.

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‘Unprecedentedly Low’ Summer Steelhead Forecasted By Oregon Wildlife Officials

East Oregonian | May 23, 2017 2:30 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is forecasting just 131,000 summer steelhead in the Columbia and Snake rivers.  

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Rare Foxes Spotted In Oregon May Help California Population

AP | May 22, 2017 4:13 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Biologists are hoping a rare subspecies of foxes spotted in Oregon can help boost their number in California.  

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Citizen Advisory Groups React To Trump Administration Suspension

OPB | May 15, 2017 5:45 p.m.

The Interior Department canceled upcoming meetings of  local citizen groups that give input to the Bureau of Land Management on how to manage public lands.

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High Flows, Cool Temperatures Throw Northwest Salmon Forecast For A Loop

Daily Astorian | May 13, 2017 12:03 p.m.

Oregon fishery managers say abnormal water conditions this spring have flung them, and their ability to predict what will happen next, into new territory.

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Timber Company, Tribe Left With Little After Vote To Cancel Elliott State Forest Sale

OPB/EarthFix | May 10, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The only parties to offer a bid for the Elliott say they are frustrated and disappointed with the outcome.

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Search Is On For Migrating Gray Whale Entangled In Metal Frame

The Register-Guard | May 7, 2017 11:53 a.m.

The plight of a gray whale whose head and neck are tangled in a large metal frame has inspired a growing effort among whale advocates to find, track and possibly free the animal — against long odds.

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Researchers Seek Better Ways To Farm Popular Pacific Fish

AP | May 7, 2017 9:21 a.m. | Port Orchard, Wahsington

At a federal marine research station near Seattle, scientists are studying sablefish genetics and investigating ways to make it easier and more efficient to commercially grow the fish.

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Steelhead Experiment Aims To Get More Fish To Call The Middle Rogue Home

Medford Mail Tribune | May 7, 2017 9:12 a.m. | Grants Pass, Oregon

In Greens Creek, an experiment is underway to boost the numbers of hatchery winter steelhead caught in the middle Rogue.