Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Spring and early summer is the peak time for much of California’s wildlife to bear their young. With this in mind, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking well-intentioned members of the public to leave young wildlife alone. It may be hard to resist scooping up a young wild animal that looks vulnerable and abandoned, but intervention may...
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Feds Push to Raise Shasta Dam
by Alastair Bland, JUNE 4, 2018
Shasta Lake

Officials with the federal government seem determined to realize a controversial proposal to raise Shasta Dam and increase the storage capacity of the reservoir behind it – despite objections from fish and wildlife agencies and California law that technically forbids such a project. In January, the United States Bureau of Reclamation, which manages the dam, received a $20 million appropriation...
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Will Northwest Winds Hinder Oregon's Free Fishing Weekend?
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 2, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

Today and tomorrow, June 2 and 3 mark one of Oregon's trademark events - free fishing weekend.  On these two days, anyone fishing in Oregon can crab, fish or clam to their heart's content, and without having to tag fish such as Pacific halibut or salmon.  All you have to do is follow the rules listed in the Oregon Sportfishing Regulation pamphlet. The...
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The Southwest Regional Council of the Access and Habitat program will host a public meeting on June 4 at noon to discuss renewal of the Jackson Access and Cooperative Travel Management Area (JACTMA), and the Territorial Youth Deer Hunt. Renewal of the Jackson Access and Cooperative Travel Management Area (JACTMA) would continue enforcement of existing winter road closures to increase habitat...
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The fifth annual California Invasive Species Action Week is scheduled Saturday, June 2, through Sunday, June 10. Action Week is a statewide event that promotes public participation in the fight against invasive species that harm our environment, agriculture and native species. Numerous state agencies, non-profit organizations and other organizations across the state are teaming up to host events this year. Opportunities include...
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In this episode of Deeply Talks, Tara Lohan, Water Deeply’s managing editor, speaks with University of California, Davis fisheries experts Peter Moyle and John Durand about the challenges and opportunities for fish restoration in the California Delta. The Delta is a critical artery for California’s water. The estuary is the outlet for two of the state’s most important rivers – the...
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