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Environmental Scrutiny Could Be Reduced For Projects On Public Forests

The new rules would streamline the approval process for forest projects that are "essentially similar" to others that have already been analyzed under federal environmental law.

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Judge Strikes Down San Juan Islands Ballot Measure On Whale Watching Distance Rules

Whale watch tour companies have knocked a proposed orca protection initiative off the November ballot in San Juan County, Washington.

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Entire OPT Wolfpack In NE Washington Killed

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the four remaining members of the OPT wolf pack on Ferry County had been killed.

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Incarcerated Women Help Recover Rare Northwest Butterfly Species

The lab is inside Oregon's women's prison, Coffee Creek, and is staffed by inmates there.

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Juvenile Humpback Whale Stranded, Then Euthanized Near Waldport

A juvenile humpback whale was euthanized Thursday after washing ashore near Waldport the day prior, according to the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Rare Sighting Of Blue Whales Off The Washington Coast

A whale expert is reporting a rare sighting of blue whales off the Washington coast. The largest animals on the planet have also been sighted in unusual numbers offshore of Oregon this summer.

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Trump's New Rules Threaten Wildlife, Northwest Conservation Groups Contend

Conservationists are accusing the Trump administration of putting the interests of industry ahead of the survival of the country’s most imperiled wild plants and animals.

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Rescuers Free Humpback Whale From Fishing Gear Off Washington Coast

A badly entangled whale is swimming free again after a dramatic rescue off the Washington coast last week.

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Tribes Release 1st Salmon Into Upper Columbia Since Dam Construction

For the first time since dams were built on the Columbia, salmon are now swimming in the river’s upper reach. For tribes, the release is a big step toward catching fish in traditional waters.

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Oregon Judge Dings Wildlife Commission For Changing Direction On Murrelet Protections

A judge in Lane County rules the Fish and Wildlife Commission's vote to deny an endangered species status for the marbled murrelet violated state law.