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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.

News | Environment | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | local

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.

Water | Environment | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife

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.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

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.

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.

Environment | local | 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.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

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.

Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | Animals | Communities | Agriculture | Environment

Oregon Gray Wolves' Endangered Species Status Could Be Removed

OPB | April 24, 2015 6 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission launches the process that could lead to the removal of the gray wolf from the state's list of endangered species.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Fisher Possibly Threatened By Marijuana Grow Operations

OPB | April 21, 2015 12:45 p.m.

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.

Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | News | Communities | local | Environment

Wildlife Officials Consider Endangered Listing For Spotted Owl

OPB | April 8, 2015 12:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Wildlife officials are taking a new look at the status of the threatened northern spotted owl.  Despite decades of efforts to save the species, it could soon be considered endangered.

Water | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Sustainability | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Chub Recovery

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 midnight

The Oregon chub is the first fish to be removed from the Endangered Species List.

Land use | Environment | local | Agriculture | Think Out Loud

Ranchers Concerned About Sage Grouse Conservation Plans

OPB | Jan. 15, 2014 12:15 p.m.

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.

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

A new protection deal for 60 Northwest species

Ecotrope | July 12, 2011 4:04 a.m.

Today, the Obama administration struck a deal with environmentalists to tackle by 2018 the backlog of 757 species in line for protection under the Endangered Species Act. That includes 60 in the Northwest including the (recently discovered in Oregon) wolverine:

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

How to tackle an endangered species "bioblitz"

Ecotrope | May 10, 2011 4:03 a.m.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a new work plan today – a way to deal with a "bioblitz" of endangered species listing petitions without repeatedly missing deadlines and winding up in court.

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

NOAA won't appeal sea lion removal ruling

Ecotrope | Jan. 19, 2011 6:54 a.m.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has decided not to appeal a Ninth Circuit Court decision that found fault with the program that lethally removes California sea lions from the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead.

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Feds consider delisting Northwest Steller sea lions

Ecotrope | Dec. 16, 2010 7:01 a.m.

Steller sea lions on a portion of the Pacific Coast are being considered for expedited removal from the Endangered Species list. National Marine Fisheries Service reported this week that petitions by the states of Oregon, Washington and Alaska to delist the population immediately (instead of waiting for a five-year review) "may be warranted." The agency is continuing with a status ...

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Living with Wolves: Join the discussion

Ecotrope | Nov. 17, 2010 11:32 a.m.