Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Cooler temperatures boost fishing prospects Rainfall and cooler temperatures are improving fishing prospects all over the state as cooler temperatures and improved flows give fish a reason to become more active. Trout stocking has resumed at several locations, fall salmon fishing is peaking on the Columbia and coastal streams. Still, in the aftermath of recent forest fires it may still...
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Registration Is Open for Sandhill Crane Tours
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

The online registration period is now open for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) popular Sandhill Crane Wetland Tours at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve near Lodi in San Joaquin County. Online registration is required to participate in these late-afternoon guided tours, which start in October and run through February. The tours take place the first through third Saturdays and...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) seeks public comments on two separate requests to provide exemptions from the state’s fish passage requirements. Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) owns and manages these culverts. Comments are due by October 9, 2017. ODOT plans to repair two culverts located on OR 34 (Alsea Highway) at mile posts 4.2 and 8.7 in Lincoln County...
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ODFW is currently accepting applications for two positions on the statewide board for the Access and Habitat Program. Apply by Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 using the Board Application document on the Access and Habitat Get Involved webpage to be considered. All positions are volunteer. People with an interest and experience in forestry, agriculture or ranching, and hunting and wildlife conservation are encouraged to apply. Applicants...
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ODFW is seeking a candidate to represent agricultural interests on the state’s Fish Screening Task Force. Apply by Oct. 13 using the Fish Screening Task Force Member application form found on the Fish Screening program website. Submit the completed application via email to tracy.d.wyllie@state.or.us or mail to Tracy Wyllie, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302. The ODFW Fish Screening Program helps water users install and...
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Cascade Elk: Access Issues and Low Odds Persist
by Jason Haley, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Expect more of the same this year in the southern Cascades, according to ODFW’s Mark Vargas in Medford. Winter was “harsh” but it didn’t affect elk. The October snow storms didn’t increase the harvest, either, despite deer hunters taking advantage. The Butcher Shop in Eagle Point was inundated with over 200 deer, but few elk. Elk harvest was steady, but...
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