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National Marine Fisheries Service Releases Biological Opinion Requiring Stronger Floodplain Protections for Salmon and CommunitiesApr 14, 2016
- On April 14, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) concluded that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must change its implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program in Oregon to better protect imperiled salmon, steelhead and Southern Resident Killer Whales. In its biological opinion (BiOp), NMFS concludes that FEMA’s flood insurance program violates the Endangered Species Act by subsidizing development in floodplains that jeopardize the continued existence of salmon, steelhead and Southern Resident Killer Whales and adversely modifies the designated critical habitat of anadromous fish species in Oregon.
Apr 11, 2016
US Army Corps resumes killing cormorants despite federal court's hope to rule on the legality of the lethal control program before the killing began in 2016On Wednesday April 7, the US Army Corps and USDA Wildlife Services began shooting Double-crested Cormorants near East Sand Island. Federal agents in boats are using shotguns to shoot birds out of the sky as they fly and forage in the Columbia River Estuary. Conservation groups have expressed deep disappointment that the Federal Government would initiate the 2016 killing season despite the fact that the federal court has indicated that it hoped to rule on the legality of the lethal control program before the killing began in 2016.
Portland Audubon to release rescued bald eagle February 21 at Waterfront Park South of Hawthorne BridgeFeb 19, 2016
Female Bald Eagle was rescued from fishing line entanglement in the Willamette River on February 10PORTLAND, Ore. – A female Bald Eagle in the care of the Audubon Society of Portland is ready to return to the wild. The rehabilitated bird of prey will be released February 21 at 1 p.m. at Waterfront Park just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, and the public is invited to attend.
Jan 19, 2016Oregonian
- As hundreds of nature lovers and conservationist gathered Tuesday at Northeast Portland's Holladay Park, a red-tail hawk soared above and gave a loud screech. The crowd cheered, celebrating the symbolism during a rally calling for Ammon Bundy and his anti-government group to end their armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as it entered its third week.
Conservation groups denounce Oregon occupiers, saying this is not what Republican Teddy Roosevelt envisioned at allJan 05, 2016The Washington Post
- Conservation groups are bristling at the takeover by antigovernment protesters of a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon, warning that the armed group is endangering the refuge’s fragile ecosystem.
Jan 05, 2016Christian Science Monitor
- Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, an 188,000-acre sanctuary founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, is now a subject noted by more than just avid birdwatchers.