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Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
Healthy sandhill cranes have nothing to fear from coyotes when they can simply jump into the sky.


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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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the closure of razor clamming from the mouth of the Yachats River to the north jetty of the Umpqua River as domoic acid levels have risen above the closure limit. The harvesting of razor clams is now closed for elevated levels of domoic acid frombthe...
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Insurance fraud is no accident
Before and After
by Don Stec, JUNE 1, 2018

I was in my office when I heard loud tapping noises at the front door.  The door is glass and as I looked up I saw a man wearing a neck brace and holding a cane.  He was struggling to open the door. His cane was tapping against the glass each time he pulled the door handle making the noise. He...
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Return of the king! Salmon season opens Friday
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 31, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

It’s been a long wait, but the time is finally here. After suffering through a complete shutdown of our salmon season in 2017, beginning Friday morning sport salmon anglers will once again set their sights on ocean kings. I’m not sure whether it’s the year-long hiatus or the fact that nearly 360,000 adult Klamath kings are said to be swimming...
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ODFW is proposing some changes to big game hunting regulations beginning in 2019, the latest in a multi-year effort aimed at simplifying hunting and fishing regulations. “Hunters tell us the regulations are too complicated, so we are making an effort to simplify whatever we can while still meeting the intent to conserve wildlife and ensure fair chase of game,” said Nick...
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