Sage grouse are found in 11 Western states. But they’re in trouble. In Oregon, their fragmented habitat is threatened by human development, invasive species, wildfires and overgrazing. Researchers are just starting to look into raven depredation, a more controversial problem for the birds. In a policy shift, the federal government wants sage grouse work to focus on the Read More
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s 2010 water quality report has earned a mixed review from the U.S. EPA. This week, the EPA gave the report a thumbs up for listing nine-hundred and seventy places where rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs are polluted. That includes waters where fish tested positive for mercury. Jennifer Wigal manages Oregon’s water… Read More
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