Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt County
Dawn always brings the promise of a new day but dawn over a marina brings hopes of a good catch.


At its May 24 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $13 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 12 approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife—including some endangered species—while others will provide public access to important natural resources. Several projects will also demonstrate the importance of protecting...
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ODFW will host a series of public meetings to inform anglers of changes to sportfish regulations proposed for 2019. The changes proposed are part of a multi-year process to simplify the fishing regulations. “To come up with these potential changes, we looked at every water body across the state, trying to develop common regulations, consistent language, and increased fishing opportunities,” said...
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KMZ Chinook, Bottomfish and Surfperch Highlight Ocean Action
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MAY 26, 2018

As was stated in last week's column, finding a Chinook in the ocean was a matter of merely finding the fish, and although last week's action was not red hot by any means, the sportfishing fleet did eventually find the fish. At least one segment of the king population was discovered between 8 and 11 miles from shore just north of...
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Mountain Lion Safety
by CDFW, MAY 25, 2018

Question: I read in the paper about a recent fatal mountain lion attack in Washington state. The article said that the two mountain bikers “did everything they were supposed to do” when they saw the lion, but it still attacked. That worries me, because I hike and camp in mountain lion country frequently. What is the best course of action to...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the reopening of razor clamming from the mouth of the Yachats River to the north jetty of the Umpqua River as domoic acid levels have dropped below the closure limit. This opening means razor clamming is now open from the Columbia River to Cape Arago,...
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The Coquille Valley Wildlife Area is closed to public access June 1 for construction and restoration activities. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife expects it to reopen sometime in mid-October. Heavy equipment operators will cut channels in the Winter Lake tract and create raised areas planted with native trees and shrubs for habitat diversity. This project is focused on conservation with wetland function and...
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