Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


 Boating season is starting and people hauling both motorized and non-motorized boats must stop at watercraft inspection stations opening around Oregon next week. Large orange “Boat Inspection Ahead” signs followed by “Inspection Required for All Watercraft” alert motorists. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife inspection stations in Ashland and Ontario are now open year-round. Stations open today in Brookings, Klamath Falls,...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will award five South Coast bay clam dive permits May 1, 2018 at ODFW headquarters in Salem. South Coast permits are only valid in Oregon estuaries south of Heceta Head. “The commercial bay clam dive fishery in Oregon is limited to 15 permits—10 coastwide permits and five south coast permits,” said Linda Lytle, license service manager...
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Despite its macabre name, Death Valley is home to frost-covered mountain peaks, the striking badlands and the Eureka Valley sand dunes. While the dunes may seem desolate, it has served as a habitat for unique species throughout its estimated 10,000-year existence. Among them is a large desert wildflower that’s been saved from extinction. Originally listed as endangered in 1978, the Eureka...
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Klamath Management Zones Get Long Ocean Salmon Seasons
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 15, 2018

Sacramento River

Salmon fishermen of the KMZ, it's time to start counting backward and marking days off your calendar. Due to a decision that finalized salmon alternatives at a recent PFMC meeting held in Portland, Oregon, both California and Oregon Klamath Management Zones (KMZ) will be fishing long and hopefully productive ocean salmon seasons this year. The reason for the long salmon seasons was...
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The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office is reopening recreation sites along the Merced River, including McCabe Flat, Willow Placer and Railroad Flat campgrounds, after a mudslide on Railroad Grade Road has been cleaned up.  Still, outdoor enthusiasts should exercise caution on the trails. Recent heavy rains have loosened the soil along the trails, causing trail damage, and the...
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Commission meets April 19-20 in Astoria
by ODFW, APRIL 14, 2018

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in Astoria next week, touring the area on Thursday, April 19 and meeting at the Clatsop County Fair and Expo Center Exhibit Hall (92931 Walluski Loop) on Friday, April 20. See the full agenda online at dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/18/04_april/index.asp Thursday’s tour includes viewing of marbled murrelet nesting habitat at Oswald State Park and visit to Gearhart to discuss elk damage issues. A...
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