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Oregon Considering Added Protections For Reclusive Coastal Seabird

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 2, 2017 3:46 p.m.

The marbled murrelet has been at the center of a conservation fight on the Oregon coast for decades.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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When Have Wolves Made A 'Recovery?' It Depends On Your Definition.

OPB | May 2, 2015 1 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon's impending decision on removing endangered-species protections for the gray wolf raises the question, what does species recovery actually mean?

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Scientists Track Longest Mammal Migration Ever Recorded

OPB | April 15, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

A western gray whale has completed a nearly 14,000-mile journey from Sakhalin Island, Russia to Baja California, Mexico.

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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.

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What Is The Value Of Nature?

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015 12:40 p.m.

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

Environment | Think Out Loud

The Story Behind The Success Of The Oregon Chub

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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.

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Eagle Rebound

OPB | March 14, 2012 9:45 a.m.

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