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The Columbian
We must become climate activistslife difficult, reportedly reducing fish size by half in places and seriously t
We must become climate activists
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
life difficult, reportedly reducing fish size by half in places and seriously threatening returns. I recall last summer the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife trucked salmon up low rivers to spawn, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Puget Sound fisheries back open after agreement approvalare back open after the federal government approved an agreement between tribal
Puget Sound fisheries back open after agreement approval
NorthWest Cable News / Posted yesterday
are back open after the federal government approved an agreement between tribal fishery managers and Washington state. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife closed many Puget Sound-area fisheries May 1, after the previous federal... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Puget Sound re-opens to salmon fishing after impasse between tribal, state officialsmarine areas, rivers and lakes that were previously closed because of an impass
Puget Sound re-opens to salmon fishing after impasse between tribal, state officials
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted yesterday
marine areas, rivers and lakes that were previously closed because of an impasse between tribal and state officials. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that it has received federal approval for its salmon fishing season... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Puget Sound re-opens to salmon fishing after impassemarine areas, rivers and lakes that were previously closed because of an impass
Puget Sound re-opens to salmon fishing after impasse
The Kitsap Sun / Posted yesterday
marine areas, rivers and lakes that were previously closed because of an impasse between tribal and state officials. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that it has received federal approval for its salmon fishing season... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Puget Sound fisheries back open after agreement approvalare back open after the federal government approved an agreement between tribal
Puget Sound fisheries back open after agreement approval
KING5 Seattle / Posted yesterday
are back open after the federal government approved an agreement between tribal fishery managers and Washington state. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife closed many Puget Sound-area fisheries May 1, after the previous federal... Read more
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BC Local News
Fisheries managers controlling pike populationthe onerous population. In their 2016 spring pike index netting survey (SPIN) e
Fisheries managers controlling pike population
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
the onerous population. In their 2016 spring pike index netting survey (SPIN) effort last month, the KNRD along with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) set 420 gillnets and caught 182 northern pike. “We've really cropped the... Read more
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The Columbian
Winter floods destroyed upper Lewis chinook pondsquality.’’ Too high of levels of iron in the pond compromised salmon rearing e
Winter floods destroyed upper Lewis chinook ponds
The Columbian / Posted 10 days ago
quality.’’ Too high of levels of iron in the pond compromised salmon rearing even before the flood. Aaron Roberts of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said the Muddy River pond was impressive when it was built. “It looked like it... Read more
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Methow Valley News
USFS cites prescribed burning’s restorative powersof the fire was reduced. Dale Swedberg, manager of the Okanogan Lands Operatio
USFS cites prescribed burning’s restorative powers
Methow Valley News / Posted 10 days ago
of the fire was reduced. Dale Swedberg, manager of the Okanogan Lands Operations and Prescribed Burn Program for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), has been advocating for increased use of prescribed fire for more than 10... Read more
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The Columbian
Plans for Frenchman’s Bar Park disc golf course on holdwith funds to be raised through donations and sponsorships. Again, that was bef
Plans for Frenchman’s Bar Park disc golf course on hold
The Columbian / Posted 11 days ago
with funds to be raised through donations and sponsorships. Again, that was before the land trust and course redesign. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife joined the planning process, and recommended reducing the course size to nine... Read more
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Everett Herald
Upcoming outdoor events in Snohomish County and nearbyis required on �Free Fishing Weekend,� which continues today, June 12, and no D
Upcoming outdoor events in Snohomish County and nearby
Everett Herald / Posted 14 days ago
is required on �Free Fishing Weekend,� which continues today, June 12, and no Discover Pass will be needed to access Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife water access sites. Other fishing rules such as size and bag limits and area... Read more
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The Columbian
State wildlife agency to move office to RidgefieldRIDGEFIELD — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will move in June 2
State wildlife agency to move office to Ridgefield
The Columbian / Posted 17 days ago
RIDGEFIELD — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will move in June 2017 from its Vancouver location to an $8 million newly constructed building on a Port of Ridgefield-owned site at South 11 Street. According to Guy Norman, regional... Read more
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The Columbian
Columbia River fishing report June 9the the Cowlitz River has been stocked with 4,000 rainbow trout, with another 4
Columbia River fishing report June 9
The Columbian / Posted 17 days ago
the the Cowlitz River has been stocked with 4,000 rainbow trout, with another 4,000 due next week. Angler checks from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW): Lower Columbia — Tongue... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
5 areas of Puget Sound to open for recreational crabbing in JuneOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Five areas of the Puget Sound are opening in June for rec
5 areas of Puget Sound to open for recreational crabbing in June
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 18 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Five areas of the Puget Sound are opening in June for recreational crab fishing. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the south Puget Sound will be open through Sept. 5 on every day except Tuesdays and... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
5 areas of Puget Sound to open for recreational crabbing in JuneOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Five areas of the Puget Sound are opening in June for rec
5 areas of Puget Sound to open for recreational crabbing in June
KING5 Seattle / Posted 18 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Five areas of the Puget Sound are opening in June for recreational crab fishing. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the south Puget Sound will be open through Sept. 5 on every day except Tuesdays and... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Puget Sound’s recreational crab fishing season set to beginImages) OLYMPIA, Wash. — Five areas of the Puget Sound are opening in June for
Puget Sound’s recreational crab fishing season set to begin
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 22 days ago
Images) OLYMPIA, Wash. — Five areas of the Puget Sound are opening in June for recreational crab fishing. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the south Puget Sound will be open through Sept. 5 on every day except... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
5 areas of Puget Sound opening for recreational crabbingOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Five areas of the Puget Sound are opening in June for rec
5 areas of Puget Sound opening for recreational crabbing
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 22 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Five areas of the Puget Sound are opening in June for recreational crab fishing. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the south Puget Sound will be open through Sept. 5 on every day except Tuesdays and... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Whale being moved for necropsy Saturdayto Naval Base Kitsap spokeswoman Silvia Klatman. The location will not be discl
Whale being moved for necropsy Saturday
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 22 days ago
to Naval Base Kitsap spokeswoman Silvia Klatman. The location will not be disclosed. Scientists from Cascadia Research, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and NOAA Fisheries will conduct the necropsy, said Cascadia's Jessie Huggins.... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Working like a dog: Karelian bear dogs help wildlife officersa swim in the Pend Oreille River.. It’s all in a good day’s work for Jax, a 1-
Working like a dog: Karelian bear dogs help wildlife officers
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 22 days ago
a swim in the Pend Oreille River.. It’s all in a good day’s work for Jax, a 1-year-old Karelian bear dog employed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “The beauty of this breed is that Jax can be calm and licking the fingers of a... Read more
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The Columbian
Wildlife officials urge leaving ‘abandoned’ animals alonehead off alone to forage so predators attracted to their body scent are lured a
Wildlife officials urge leaving ‘abandoned’ animals alone
The Columbian / Posted 23 days ago
head off alone to forage so predators attracted to their body scent are lured away from the offspring, said Mick Cope, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife game program manager. Young wildlife produce little scent when left alone, low... Read more
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The Columbian
Robot to give notice of toxic algae bloomswhich was sent out for the first time in the Pacific Northwest a week ago. Dan
Robot to give notice of toxic algae blooms
The Columbian / Posted 26 days ago
which was sent out for the first time in the Pacific Northwest a week ago. Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, called the instrument “a huge step forward.” The state has a robust monitoring... Read more
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The Seattle Times
‘Ocean robot’ deployed off our coast to look for toxic algaewhich was sent out for the first time in the Pacific Northwest a week ago. Dan
‘Ocean robot’ deployed off our coast to look for toxic algae
The Seattle Times / Posted 26 days ago
which was sent out for the first time in the Pacific Northwest a week ago. Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, called the instrument “a huge step forward.” The state has a robust monitoring... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Sensitive 'robot' joins hunt for toxic algae blooms in the Pacificwhich was sent out for the first time in the Pacific Northwest a week ago. Dan
Sensitive 'robot' joins hunt for toxic algae blooms in the Pacific
OregonLive.com / Posted 26 days ago
which was sent out for the first time in the Pacific Northwest a week ago. Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, called the instrument "a huge step forward." The state has a robust monitoring... Read more
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USA Today
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
USA Today / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
KING5 Seattle / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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First Coast News
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
First Coast News / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
KTVB Boise / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majesticof mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own
Amtrak’s Cascades route: Pacific Northwest at its most majestic
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 29 days ago
of mammals and 172 species of birds. One of those, the bald eagle, has its own private digs. The Nature Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with a few others, partnered to create the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Larch inmates rehabilitate endangered Western pond turtlesdirector of DOC, said of the turtle rehabilitation program. On May 18, Hill an
Larch inmates rehabilitate endangered Western pond turtles
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 29 days ago
director of DOC, said of the turtle rehabilitation program. On May 18, Hill and Goff were allowed to join Oregon Zoo and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials and release the animals into ponds in the Klickitat Wildlife Area near... Read more
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The Columbian
Karelian bear dogs help wildlife officersa swim in the Pend Oreille River.. It’s all in a good day’s work for Jax, a 1-
Karelian bear dogs help wildlife officers
The Columbian / Posted 29 days ago
a swim in the Pend Oreille River.. It’s all in a good day’s work for Jax, a 1-year-old Karelian bear dog employed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “The beauty of this breed is that Jax can be calm and licking the fingers of a... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Forest Service urges public land precautions to help save batsNorthwest bats. - Report sick, injured, and dead bats, or groups of bats. In W
Forest Service urges public land precautions to help save bats
KTVZ Bend / Posted 30 days ago
Northwest bats. - Report sick, injured, and dead bats, or groups of bats. In Washington, report such findings to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife In Oregon, report to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at r call the ODFW... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
State, tribal officials agree on Puget Sound salmon planmight not happen this year. The agreement still needs federal approval, but Jo
State, tribal officials agree on Puget Sound salmon plan
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 30 days ago
might not happen this year. The agreement still needs federal approval, but John Long, salmon fisheries policy lead for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said anglers can start planning to fish for salmon this summer. "We plan to... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Tribes, state come to agreement that will allow salmon fishing this yearopening of salmon fishing. “We plan to re-open those waters as soon as we have
Tribes, state come to agreement that will allow salmon fishing this year
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 30 days ago
opening of salmon fishing. “We plan to re-open those waters as soon as we have federal approval,” said John Long of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “We anticipate getting the new permit within a few weeks.” Fisheries will be... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Tips on how to help protect bats from white-nose syndromewith bat homes: People are also urged to report injured, sick and dead bats or
Tips on how to help protect bats from white-nose syndrome
OregonLive.com / Posted 30 days ago
with bat homes: People are also urged to report injured, sick and dead bats or groups of bats. You can report to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife online here, or to Oregon officials by calling (866) 968-2600 or going online... Read more

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