Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


ODFW has received reports of several recent cougar sightings in the Silverton area. Early Wednesday evening, a Silverton resident took a photo of what appears to be a sub-adult cougar at The Oregon Garden (Cover photo). ODFW and USDA Wildlife Services responded Wednesday and located the cougar in the area near where the photo was taken but were not successful in their attempts...
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Habitat is the key to the long-term survival of Sacramento River winter-run Chinook in California. Since 1999, CDFW has been working with multiple agencies and private parties on planning efforts to restore the population of these endangered salmon. More than $100 million has been allocated to specific habitat restoration work on Battle Creek, which comprises approximately 48 miles of prime...
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Ocean salmon options are on the table: Oregon and California Ocean KMZ
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MARCH 17, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

After one long year, the KMZ is going to finally be getting a salmon season. After one week of deliberation in Rohnert Park, California, members of the Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) came up with three salmon season alternatives for the Oregon and California Klamath Management Zone (KMZ). Under conventional circumstances, both the Oregon and California KMZ tries to match their salmon...
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California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 7 from Pigeon Point (37° 11’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S./Mexico border. The recreational salmon fishery will remain closed in all other areas off California during the month of April. At its meeting this week in Rohnert Park, Calif., the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) made the...
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The Bureau of Land Management and Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve will offer free public outings ranging from bird watching to traditional uses of native plants, on weekends from late March until June.  The events are free. “These are great family activities that can help connect children to the natural and cultural heritage of the public lands,” said BLM Redding Field Manager Jennifer...
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Free Kids Fishing Day Added
by Gary Heffley, MARCH 16, 2018
Bass Pond

An additional  Free Kids Fishing Event date and location has been announced by the CDFW.  On April 14 a free kids fishing event will be held at the Bass Pond located in the BLM Paynes Creek Recreational Area located just north of Red Bluff.  Access to the event is off Jelly's Ferry Road to Bend Ferry Rd. Continue on Bend...
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