A male greater sage grouse struts its stuff on Bureau of Land Management land in this April 21, 2012, photo.

A male greater sage grouse struts its stuff on Bureau of Land Management land in this April 21, 2012, photo.

Bureau of Land Management/Flickr

 

  

  • Earlier this year, the Yurok Tribe in Northern California passed a resolution declaring legal rights of personhood for the Klamath River. It’s the first river in North America to be given this designation. The tribe is hoping it will lead to better protection for the river. We find out more from Amy Cordalis, general counsel for the Yurok Tribe. 

 

  

  • A new study found that nearly half of all sage grouse wearing GPS transmitters end up dying. Is the science more important than the individual creature being studied? Lee Foster, sage grouse coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, gives us his take. And he’ll explain how the iconic birds are doing in Oregon right now.

 

  

  • Two national leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement are in Portland to talk about policing and how they think the city and Portland Police could improve the contract that’s currently up for negotiation. We hear from DeRay Mckesson and Samuel Sinyangwe about Campaign Zero and what changes they hope to see in Portland’s next police contract.

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