A 17-year study in Oregon, Washington and California found that removal of invasive barred owls arrested the population decline of the northern spotted owl, a native species threatened by invading barred owls and the loss of old-forest habitats.
Unregulated contaminants that enter bodies of waters from wastewater treatment plants have biological impacts on fish species, such as chinook salmon, as well as on the endangered population of Southern Resident Orca whales in Puget Sound, according to a recent paper released late last week by the Washington Department of Ecology.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week announced a proposal to reclassify the Willamette Valley’s Fender’s blue butterfly from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Idaho Fish and Game announced Friday, June 4, that it is seeking public feedback on a proposal to extend wolf hunting and trapping and enhanced methods of take, as allowed by a new state law that takes effect July 1. Comments are due June 13.
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service have released a plan the agencies say will “improve and strengthen implementation of the Endangered Species Act.”
NOAA Fisheries this week released for review a proposed amendment to the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan to ensure endangered Southern Resident killer whales have enough salmon to eat during years when salmon returns are low.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that Suckley’s cuckoo bumblebee, an imperiled species that has recently declined by more than 90%, may warrant Endangered Species Act protection. The announcement kicks off a one-year status assessment of the species.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed a bill passed by the Idaho Legislature last week that would allow the killing of 90% of the state’s wolf population.
NOAA Fisheries has announced its intent to conduct a 5-year review of Southern Resident killer whales under the Endangered Species Act