Due to drought and poor water conditions in the Klamath River, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife successfully relocated 1.1 million juvenile, fall-run Chinook salmon from its Iron Gate Fish Hatchery in Siskiyou County.
The Oregon Legislature’s passage of House Bill 3114 is “another historic Oregon first in the fight against ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH) and shows Oregon leaders’ awareness of the importance of healthy oceans,” said the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in a press release.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week said it is proposing a revised critical habitat rule for the northern spotted owl that identifies 204,797 acres of exclusions from the 2012 critical habitat designation under the Endangered Species Act. The Service is simultaneously proposing to withdraw the Trump Administration’s January 15, 2021 rule that would have excluded 3.4 million acres of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl.
Washington is beginning a review of its surface water quality standards and is seeking public input until September 16.
In a first for Washington state, wildlife biologists recently captured and fitted a female grizzly bear with a radio collar. The bear, accompanied by three yearling offspring, was then released to help biologists learn more about grizzly bears in Washington state.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission last Friday voted 4-3 to reclassify the marbled murrelet from threatened to endangered under the state’s Endangered Species Act.
A recent U.S. Geological Survey and Oklahoma State University study shows not all raptor species are equally impacted by collisions with wind turbines. Of 14 species studied, five are at risk of population declines due to collisions.
A massive tiger trout pulled from Loon Lake in northeast Washington’s Stevens County in late June has set a new state record, state fishery managers have confirmed.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host an online public meeting on July 13 at 6:00 p.m., to share information and gather feedback on the potential acquisition of 15,000-acres for a state wildlife area along the Minam River.