It could have been just another adventure for Clayton and New York, two goats living in Northeast Portland. But on this trip, they also had a mission.
A new study out of Oregon State University suggests that overgrazing could be helping an invasive grass to flourish. That differs from previous studies that have found grazing helps keep cheatgrass under control.
The discovery of a non-native insect in the Rogue Valley has native-plant protectionists buzzing, but not in the way they normally react to a new invader.
The northern pike population has exploded in eastern Washington’s Box Canyon Reservoir. These non-native fish have gone from a few hundred to around 10,000 over the past five years. The increasing numbers can damage native fish populations, like salmon and steelhead.