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Aug 12, 2015
Despite Findings, Federal Agency Authorized Killing More Than 10,000 Cormorants
Apr 20, 2015
Thousands of Native Birds Blamed for Salmon Declines Caused By Corps’ Mismanagement of the Hydropower SystemFive conservation and animal welfare organizations initiated a lawsuit today against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and USDA Wildlife Services to stop the slaughter of thousands of double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River basin. According to the lawsuit, the agencies are scapegoating the native birds for salmon declines while ignoring the real threat to salmon: mismanagement of the federal hydropower system. Unless stopped, the agencies will kill more than 15 percent of the entire population of double-crested cormorants west of the Rocky Mountains.
Apr 16, 2015
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service given August 2016 deadline to complete plan to ensure commercial agribusiness doesn’t harm refuge wildlifeYesterday, a U.S. District Judge issued a ruling ordering the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to complete the long overdue “Comprehensive Conservation Plan” for Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges. These plans, mandated by a 1997 law, require the USFWS to ensure commercial activities on refuge lands do not harm wildlife. The order by U.S. District Judge Owen Panner in Medford adopted a preliminary recommendation issued on March 5 by U. S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clark. The USFWS must now complete the plan by August 1, 2016.
May 07, 2015Portland Tribune
- In a matter of days the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could begin killing thousands of double-crested cormorants at East Sand Island at the mouth of the Columbia River. Their crime: doing what comes naturally, eating fish.
Apr 29, 2015The Oregonian
- For Reyna Alvarado, the freshly upgraded 12-acre Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham's Wilkes East neighborhood is a family affair.
Apr 28, 2015Portland Tribune
- Birds not to blame for Columbia salmon decline, plaintiffs say