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Fishers Return To Some WA National Parks

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2015

Starting this week, 80 of the small, carnivorous members of the weasel family will be brought to National Park lands in Washington State.

Environmental Update: Wolves

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2015

We've got a roundup of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

Greater Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2015

The U.S. Interior Department announced its decision this week that the greater sage grouse does not need to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Fisher Possibly Threatened By Marijuana Grow Operations

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the public comment period on a proposal to list the fisher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

What Is The Value Of Nature?

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 27, 2015

FRIDAY: A paper co-authored by an OSU professor contributes to a long-standing conservation debate in environmental circles. 

The Story Behind The Success Of The Oregon Chub

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: We'll talk with one of the Oregon fish biologists who helped save the little minnow that's native only to the Willamette Valley.

Ranchers Concerned About Sage Grouse Conservation Plans

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Oregon cattle ranchers react to plans to reappoint some public lands currently used for cattle grazing as a protected habitat for the sage grouse.

Eagle Rebound

OPB | Broadcast: March 14, 2012

The bald eagle is no longer listed as a threatened species in Oregon.