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As Bald Eagles Recover, Oregon Proposes To Dial Back Protections

OPB/EarthFix | April 19, 2017 6:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Bald eagles were removed from the Oregon endangered species list in 2012. New logging rules would relax protections for the raptors.

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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.

NW Life | Communities | Fish & Wildlife | local | Flora and Fauna | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Prison Sagebrush Project Aims To Engage, Educate Inmates

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 8:30 p.m.

Inmates at the Snake River Correction Institute in Oregon grow and replant sagebrush to improve sage grouse habitat.

Fish & Wildlife | Land | Forestry | Environment

5 Things To Know About the Latest Plans For The Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 13, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The State Land Board is consider new approaches to keep the Elliott State Forest under public ownership without continuing to lose money. 

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Feds Seek Public Comment on Grizzly Reintroduction Proposals for North Cascades

Northwest News Network | Jan. 17, 2017 3:01 p.m.

Grizzly bears have been listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act since 1975. In Washington, they are considered endangered. Last week, federal officials unveiled their draft plan to reintroduce grizzlies in North Central Washington.

Animals | local | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News

US Considers Mining Limits In West To Save Sage Grouse

AP | Dec. 29, 2016 4:23 p.m.

The options range from banning new mining activity on about 15,000 square miles for up to 20 years to imposing no additional restrictions on mine locations.

Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Water | Environment

Oregon Coastal Coho Salmon Could Be Stable Again In 10 Years: Feds

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 14, 2016 5 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon coastal coho populations are in better shape than most endangered salmon runs on the West Coast.

Land use | Water | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Communities | Environment

Elliott State Forest Sale Looms Large For Land Board

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 12, 2016 8:45 p.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon

Oregon is offering the land for a flat $220 million, but is requiring the purchaser to guarantee public access and some environmental protections.

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Oregon's Elliott State Forest Sale Attracts 1 Bid

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 16, 2016 2:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The purchase offer comes from a Roseburg timber company and a Southern Oregon Indian tribe. 

Animals | Nation | News | Environment

Buzzworthy: Feds List 7 Hawaii Bee Species As Endangered

AP | Oct. 2, 2016 10:29 a.m. | Honolulu

Federal authorities on Friday added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for any bees in the United States.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Pacific Ocean

Northwest Humpback Whales Continue To Struggle Despite Positive Outlook Worldwide

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 6, 2016 8:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A new federal review finds Northwest humpbacks are still showing signs of trouble.

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West Coast Humpback Whales Still Endangered

AP | Sept. 6, 2016 3:34 p.m. | Honolulu

Humpback whales that frequent California, the Pacific Northwest, Mexico and Central America will continue to receive Endangered Species Act protections.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Wolf Delisting Amendment Clears U.S. House Committee

OPB/EarthFix | July 14, 2016 12:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The House voted Wednesday to attach the amendment to legislation funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior.

NW Life | Animals | local

Rare Leopard Euthanized At Oregon Zoo After Battling Kidney Disease

AP | March 29, 2016 6:58 p.m. | Portland

An Amur leopard named Kia died Tuesday at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. She was 20 and suffered from kidney disease, causing her health to deteriorate.

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Western Governors Dissect Endangered Species Act

AP | March 9, 2016 10:38 a.m. | Denver

Wildlife managers, conservationists and business interests are meeting in Denver as the Western Governors Association looks for ways to change the way endangered species are protected.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Fishers Return To Some WA National Parks

OPB | Dec. 1, 2015 12:20 p.m.

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

local | Environment | Think Out Loud

Environmental Update: Wolves

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015 12:45 p.m.

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

Environment | Flora and Fauna

Endangered Columbian White-Tailed Deer Reach Recovery Milestone

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 5, 2015 midnight | Portland

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to downgrade the protected status of Columbian white-tailed deer from endangered to threatened.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

New Plan For Recovering Bull Trout Takes Effect

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 30, 2015 5:30 p.m.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a new plan for bringing back the declining bull trout in five western states. But conservationists say it won't actually restore the fish's population.

Think Out Loud

Greater Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015 12:15 p.m.

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.