Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the immediate closure of recreational and commercial crabbing from the north jetty of the Coquille River, which includes the bay in Bandon, to the California border due to elevated levels of domoic acid. This includes crab harvested in bays and estuaries, and on beaches, docks, piers, and jetties....
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ODFW is increasing its monitoring of deer and elk herds for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that has never been detected in Oregon’s cervids but is spreading in North America. The disease is caused by a protein prion that damages the brain of infected animals, causing progressive loss of body condition. It’s untreatable and always fatal. The prions...
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GGSA 4th Annual Sonoma Salmon Dinner and Fundraiser
by GGSA Staff, OCTOBER 24, 2017

The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) will host its 4th Annual Sonoma Dinner on Thursday, November 9 at Cornerstone Event Center.  The dinner will honor the Sonoma Valley dairy and wine farmers the Mulas Family who have been using recycled water for decades on their dairy farm and fields. According to Ray Mulas, who is also the fire chief of the Schellvista Fire District, “We are not strangers to water re-use...
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Fire, Rain and Mud
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 23, 2017

First we had FIRE, then we had Rain, then we had MUD. This has been the usual for the last several years and I hope that this is not going to be the normal weather for the Trinity Valley in coming years. The rain and water for the reservoirs, the rivers, environment and the fish, is needed, but not the...
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Enjoy fish and wildlife art, wine and music at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Art Show and Duck Pond Cellars’ Conservation Cuvee – Lot 5 wine release party. This free, family-friendly event is Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Duck Pond Cellars, 23145 Hwy 99W, Dundee. Artwork submitted by artists competing for ODFW’s 2018 Habitat Conservation, Upland Game...
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The Three Great Myths About America's Wild Horses
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, OCTOBER 22, 2017

Throughout American history, the cattle industry has been for the most part unreasonable to other livestock producers. The American range and Sheep Wars of the 18th and early nineteenth centuries are clear evidence of this statement, as is outlined in this summary: Wikipedia: The Sheep Wars,[1][2] or the Sheep and Cattle Wars,[3][4] refers to a series of armed conflicts in the Western United States which...
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