Conservation group hopes to protect habitat, skiing and housing in Washington’s Methow Valley
An important wildlife corridor – and a key access point for cross-country skiers – could be parceled out and developed. But the Methow Conservancy is raising money with plans to keep it open to the public, preserve habitat for wildlife in the area and help provide some much-needed affordable housing.
Portland Audubon drops the Audubon because of association with racism
The conservation group hasn’t chosen a new name and hopes its national parent organization will come up with a suitable alternative.
Why bringing grass-eating carp to Lincoln City’s Devil’s Lake could help tame invasive weeds
For the past three years, Devil's Lake in Lincoln City has been ravaged by an invasive weed, disrupting recreational activities. Now, new rules from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife would allow carp to be reintroduced and help tame the plant.
Oregon takes steps to conserve six areas of rocky coast
The sites have been through a multiyear selection process, including engagement with nearby communities.
With a few cups of water, scientists use eDNA to study reclusive, rare creatures off West Coast
A growing technology is helping scientists save time and effort when they study rare critters and vast places.
Salmon Summit teaches kids about conservation, science
A recent salmon field trip has helped students become more curious about salmon.
Oregon, Washington hope for wildlife conservation funding from bill advancing in US Senate
State wildlife agencies need more funding for the hundreds of species the agencies are supposed to manage, according to conservation groups. In recent years, a major source of funding from hunting and fishing licenses has fallen short.
Legislative session may finally yield a solution for Oregon’s Elliott State Forest
A bill before the Oregon Legislature would set in motion a plan to create an Elliott State Research Forest that would preserve the oldest trees and protect vulnerable species while allowing some logging.
Senators propose national monument status for area near Oregon’s Painted Hills
After previous attempts to create a federal wilderness at Sutton Mountain fizzled, Oregon’s U.S. senators have proposed a national monument instead.
Region’s first people play a key role in saving Oregon’s rocky coast
Natural resources in the Pacific Northwest are closely linked to tribal culture and identity. As Oregon’s ocean advisory council works with community groups to update policies for managing the rocky shores, sovereign tribal nations have special status and unique needs.