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Biologists Identify Pot Gardens As Salmon Threat

The illegal grow site was found on the Superior District of the Lolo National Forest (file photo).

by AP

Federal biologists say the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and southern Oregon is a key threat to salmon in danger of extinction.


Report: Sagebrush Habitat Fuels $1B In Recreation Spending

Sept. 30, 2014 | by AP

Idaho Wolf, Coyote Shooting Derby Wants Larger Area

Sept. 29, 2014 | by AP

Interior Secretary Jewell Tours Oregon Sage Grouse Country

Sept. 25, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Going For Launch With The Salmon Cannon

Sept. 23, 2014 | by Aaron Kunz, Courtney Flatt

Conservation Groups Say More Lynx Habitat Needs Protection

Sept. 12, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

New Fishing Rule Protects Endangered Seabird

Sept. 9, 2014 | by AP

Groups Plan To Sue Over Feds’ Wildlife-Killing Tactics In Idaho

Sept. 9, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Disease Kills More than 100 Deer In Southern Oregon

Sept. 9, 2014 | by AP

Wolf Shot By State Was Alpha Female

Sept. 5, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Conservation Groups Concerned Oil Spill Would Harm Wildlife

Sept. 4, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Recovery Knocks 21 West Coast Fish Species From Watch List

Sept. 3, 2014 | by AP

Oregon Board Considers Logging Rules To Protect Salmon

Sept. 3, 2014 | by AP

Climate Change Creates Challenges For A Wilderness Pine Tree

Sept. 3, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Washington Rancher Agrees To Move Sheep Away From Wolves

Sept. 2, 2014 | by AP

Oregon Spotted Frog Listed Under Endangered Species Act

Aug. 28, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Oregon Wolf Pack One Livestock Kill From Its Limit

Aug. 27, 2014 | by AP

Washington Decision To Kill Wolves Stirs Controversy

Aug. 26, 2014 | by Steve Jackson

Biologist: Trapping, Collaring Wolf OR-7 Could Take A While

Aug. 26, 2014 | by AP

5 Hunters Face Deer Killing Charges In Oregon

Aug. 26, 2014 | by AP

Citizen Review Panel Split On Measure 92

Aug. 25, 2014 | by Pamplin Media Group

Oregon’s Famous Wolf To Be Recollared

Aug. 25, 2014 | by AP

Washington Approves Killing Wolves After Livestock Attacks

Aug. 21, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Feds Consider Grizzly Bear Reintroduction In Washington Cascades

Aug. 21, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Triple Rescue And Rehab Ends Well For Lucky Ospreys

Aug. 15, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Washington Wildfires Displace Deer

Aug. 14, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Dangerous Olympic Goats May Face Eviction

Aug. 13, 2014 | by KUOW

Conservation Groups To Sue Over Wolverine Decision

Aug. 13, 2014 | by AP

Feds Decide Wolverine Does Not Merit Threatened Species Status

Aug. 12, 2014 | by Tom Banse

No Answers In Mystery Oregon Bee Deaths

Aug. 12, 2014 | by Tracy Loew


Developing A Taste For Geoduck In The Northwest


by Ashley Ahearn

The Northwest shellfish industry and local chefs are trying to create a demand for geoducks at home, two months after China banned all shellfish imports from most of the West Coast.


EarthFix Conversations: The Case For Carnivore Conservation

by Amelia Templeton

Oregon State University ecologist William Ripple and a dozen top carnivore biologists make the case in a newly published article that the world’s largest predators are declining -- just as researchers begin to understand their key ecological effects. Here's our interview.


Endangered Species Act Turns 40: A Look At 3 Interesting Debates

by Amelia Templeton

It’s the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. A primer on three big ideas in conservation biology: triage, minimum viable populations and assisted migration.



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