Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Lower Klamath NWR, Siskiyou County
The spots on a butterfly wing are not random but help identify this as a California tortoiseshell.


 


Due to inclement weather in the Portland metro area, a public meeting to discuss a proposed seasonal ban on the use of alcohol within the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area has been rescheduled for next week. The new meeting time is Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sauvie Island Grange Hall, located on the island at 14443 NW Charlton Rd., Portland,...
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Concerning forecasts for runoff into the Rio Grande and the Colorado River are just the start of the bad news for the West as California and other southwestern states face warm weather, below average precipitation and paltry snowpack. THE DRIEST DECEMBER in California’s recorded history was followed by a relieving gush of rain in January, when it seemed there was a chance the...
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ODFW’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board will meet by conference call on Friday, March 2 from 9 a.m.-noon. The agenda includes review of an emergency request for monitoring on the Chetco River following the recent fire and discussions related to R and E Program planning efforts. Members of the public listen in to the meeting from the Steelhead Room at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr....
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The Magic of Plastic
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, FEBRUARY 17, 2018

Chetco River

With the Chetco River flowing at just about 1,000 cfs and dropping, and low flow rates of other rivers like the lower Rogue and California’s Smith rivers, anglers are temporarily giving up on catching steelhead and are heading for the ocean in search of bottom fish such as rockfish, greenling and lingcod. And while it is true that a lot of...
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You don’t have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of your mouse or a stroke of your pen can help the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) protect—or even save—California’s native sea otters and other rare, threatened and endangered animal and plant species. When you prepare...
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ODFW releases extra trout for upcoming Free Fishing Weekend
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 17, 2018
Henry Hagg Lake

More than 20,000 extra trout were released at two Willamette Valley locations this week in preparation for the upcoming Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon. Fishing, crabbing, and clamming are free on Saturday and Sunday of President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 17-18. The extra fish were released at Henry Hagg Lake near Forest Grove and Junction City Pond near Eugene. They include 8-inch “legals,” 13-inch “pounders,” and two-pound-plus...
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