A decision by state officials to euthanize a cougar in east Portland last week is drawing criticism from some wildlife experts – and raising questions on how concerned residents should be.
Oregon wildlife officials have euthanized a cougar that was captured in the backyard of a Portland home.
News that the Oregon wolf OR-7 has fathered pups and formed a wolf pack in the Southern Oregon Cascades contributes to the growing sense that it’s only a matter of time until wolves re-inhabit California.
The state of Oregon has completed the sales of three parcels of public forestland to private timber companies.
The nation’s original waterfowl refuge may be too dry this summer to provide much hospitality for migratory birds arriving in the Klamath Basin. _Part two in a series._
Just a few weeks after remote cameras captured images of the famous wandering wolf, OR-7 and his likely mate in Southern Oregon, new photographic evidence shows that the two adult wolves have had puppies.
The fate of a natural preserve in south-central Washington still hangs in the balance. The City of Richland has plans to build a road through the Amon Creek Preserve, but community outcry and hours of public testimony might be forcing a change of heart.
The run on firearms last year is turning into a windfall for conservation programs in the Northwest.
Oregon wildlife biologists have trapped and killed a second cougar near a popular park in Eugene. A trap was set for a third cougar believed to be in the area.
Conservation groups want timber companies to know they'll sue if an endangered seabird's habitat is threatened by logging. The groups object to the potential privatization of the Elliott State Forest in Oregon's Coast Range.
A conservation group wants the tufted puffin population in Oregon, Washington and California listed under the Endangered Species Act.
Critics have long considered roundups of mustangs by helicopter as inhumane. But an OPB investigation shows that the alternative results in the same rate of death for horses rounded up in Oregon.
A new partnership between the Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the latest indication that the ancient practice of prescribed burning is continuing to find favor as a way to help wildlife.
A 16-year old Northern river otter at Central Oregon’s High Desert Museum has died. Museum staff say the animal they called Thomas died of old age.
The pumps are being primed to deliver water from Tule Lake to Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge starting Wednesday. Since this is the refuge’s driest year since the 1940s, every drop counts.
Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.
After decades of studies and public-awareness campaigns on the environmental threats of plastic six-pack rings, the YouTube humor channel, Official Comedy, offers this take on the deadly impact of a casually disposed of six-pack ring.
A pair of Eastern Oregon wolf packs are nearing the threshold for lethal management as they continue to prey on livestock in Umatilla and Wallowa counties.
An Oregon wildlife agency wants state fairgoers to learn which fish and animals belong here -- and which ones don't.
Two polar bears at the Oregon Zoo are helping researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey study how climate change is affecting wild polar bears in the Arctic.
What started out this year as the discovery of two wolves has now multiplied into a pack, thanks to the recent birth of their three pups -- and possibly more.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a plan Friday to allow enforcement officers to once again kill wolves preying on livestock.
The Oregon Board of Forestry has taken on a tough job: figuring out how to produce more logs as well as better fish and wildlife habitat through logging on state forests.
Wildlife managers say four dozen endangered Columbian white-tailed deer that were moved from a refuge near Cathlamet earlier this year are adapting to new surroundings in southwest Washington.
Southwest Idaho officials say they will not use local law resources to enforce on-water regulations that might be enacted by federal authorities on Lake Lowell at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge.
A federal appeals court has thrown out an agreement between environmentalists and the federal government that restored protections for rare species in old growth forests.
Idaho Fish and Game is rewriting its plan to manage the state's elk population. That plan was last updated in 1997. The agency will host two online chats Wednesday and Thursday to hear from state residents.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a new draft plan for proposed changes at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Idaho.
Northern Idaho officials say they will allow nature to takes its course concerning a cow moose that has triggered hundreds of calls from residents concerned about the moose's cumulative injuries.
An unexplained disease is causing hoof deformities in elk in southwest Washington -- and the state's wildlife veterinarian says the disease is spreading quickly into new herds.
Idaho's first ever [Wildlife Summit](http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/about/?getPage=320 "") is happening this weekend. It's a three day public discussion over the future of wildlife management in the state. Idaho Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore says the big issue is over money.
Ospreys build nests and lay eggs each spring. They often pick up baling twine to use in their nests. For some of these raptors and their fledglings that get entangled, it's a fatal nest-building material.
Starting Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency will begin gradually phasing out the pesticide [endosulfan](http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/reregistration/endosulfan/ ""). For many farmers in Oregon, including Christmas tree growers, the chemical was both cheap and effective. But it also put wildlife and the health of agricultural workers at risk.
The loss of livestock and other personal property are biggest concerns surrounding the huge fires that raged in southeastern Oregon. But the damage is also taking a toll on habitat for the already-dwindling population of sage grouse and other wildlife.
EVERETT, Wash. — Washington wildlife agents were ready to release a captured cougar back into the wild northeast of Arlington, but it didn't want to go.
BEND, Ore. — An Oregon dog whose spine was damaged in a trap and who became a symbol of a push to tighten state trapping rules has been euthanized.
BILLINGS, Mont. -— Researchers are starting a "hair of the bear" study of grizzlies along the Montana-Idaho border using bits of fur snagged on barbed wire traps to collect DNA on the animals.
ASHLAND, Ore. -- In a non-descript office complex, 25 scientists are equipped with some very high-tech machines and a colony of flesh-eating beetles. They are searching for evidence that will link human suspects to animal victims. The National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Lab is one of the driving forces in the fight against the trade of endangered species.
Get the latest on algae blooms, critters and climate change, orcas, water sharing in the Yakima valley and more. Host Ashley Ahearn talks with EarthFix's Derelict Vessel Diva Bonnie Stewart about the latest sunken vessel, which leaked 3,500 gallons of oil, costing one Puget Sound shellfisherman tens of thousands of dollars.
PRESTON, Idaho — An Idaho wildlife officer shot an aggressive mule deer buck that threatened a man and two children last week in southeastern Idaho and was suspected of attacking two others in the same area last fall.
BOISE – The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that grizzly bears in Yellowstone should be placed back on the Endangered Species List. The court upheld the regulatory process of delisting the bear but found fault with the federal government’s scientific conclusions.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency is lifting protection from about 190,000 acres of land in Northern California and Southern Oregon that was once considered critical habitat for an endangered seabird. The Agency says that extensive surveys showed that the marbled murrelet wasn't nesting in those areas.
At Crater Lake National Park, it's not unusual to find a microphone and solar-powered recorder hidden in the wilderness. Scientists are creating a record of what they call the park's soundscape. They've captured everything from a tree falling in the forest to a mysterious annoyed badger. And they've shown that airplane noise is almost always present, even in the most remote places.