Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s Orca Task Force, which last year submitted 36 recommendations that, if all were enacted, would cost more than $1 billion and could bring back Southern Resident killer whales in Puget Sound, is entering its second year and has now added 12 more recommendations.
The hoary bat, the species of bat most frequently found dead at wind power facilities, is declining at a rate that threatens its long-term future in the Pacific Northwest, according to a novel and comprehensive research collaboration based at Oregon State University – Cascades (Bend).
The largest-ever project in the U.S. to remove thousands of juniper trees to help imperiled sage grouse has started in southwest Idaho.
A federal proposal to de-list wolves across much of the country is meeting stiff resistance, along with a proposed wolf management plan for Oregon.
Two conservation groups have sued NOAA Fisheries to make the agency revisit its 2009 decision finding that commercial and recreational fisheries did not jeopardize survival of Southern Resident killer whales.