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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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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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Question: Why do I need to have a fishing license to take a bullfrog? They are a non-native species, have voracious appetites, eat many of our native species and should be removed wherever we can. (Robert, Merced) Answer: The California Legislature has defined “fish” in section 45 of the California Fish and Game Code. “Fish” means a wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, amphibian,...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Alsea Sportsman’s Association will join forces with other conservation-minded individuals this Sunday, April 15 to clean up the Alsea River. This event is also sponsored by SOLVE and Dahl Disposal Service. The day-long clean-up is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Forest Service’s Blackberry Campground (day use area), located approximately 19 miles east of...
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers made another arrest last week in their ongoing battle against a rising poaching trend on the north coast of northern California with international connections. CDFW arrested Taehun Kim, 52, and Taeyun Kim, 46, both of Korea, and Liu Fengxia, 37, of China for poaching over 2,300 Dudleya succulent plants near Trinidad in Humboldt County....
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