conservation

Cascadia Wildlands

A conservation group is taking legal action against the Bureau of Land Management for its proposed logging in Thurston Hills near Springfield.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law Tuesday that creates a new fund aimed at bolstering the state’s wildlife conservation efforts.

Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon has welcomed a 5-foot 10-inch baby giraffe to its animal family.The two-week-old female is the third giraffe to be born at the park since the breeding program started in 2011. Wildlife Safari has successfully bred numerous species, including cheetahs, but General Curator Dan Brands says this process had its own learning curve. Giraffes give birth standing up so the baby drops about six feet.


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

In an effort to protect the Western Snowy Plover, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is roping off nesting areas along the Oregon Coast through mid-September.


Still from YouTube video / Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

An Oregon man is this year’s world elk calling champion.  And as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this distinct talent runs in the family. 

Owyhee Wilderness Area May Need More Protection

May 22, 2016
Bureau of Land Management

Oregon's Owyee Canyonlands may need more protection than currently exists. A new study says the area's remoteness has helped protect it so far, but local resource extraction proposals could threaten it.

Jeremy Fox/Owyhee Coalition.

A new proposal to protect about 2 million acres of the Owyhee Canyonlands in Eastern Oregon needs a sponsor in Congress to move forward.

Half of the proposed region is already designated as a Wilderness Study Area. The biggest opposition so far has come from ranchers. Brent Fenty is with the Oregon Natural Desert Association. He says farmers shouldn't be concerned about the future of grazing rights under the proposal.

Photo of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives, on Wikimedia Commons.

Members of a new national coalition say there's a link between start-up companies and the outdoors. And they are encouraging the federal government to expand national parks and monuments to accommodate the trend in the rising workforce. Conservation for Economic Growth Coalition includes a dozen CEO's of venture capital firms, and they say today's labor force wants an active, healthy lifestyle to accompany their work habits. Nancy Pfund is a Spokeswoman for DBL Investors.

Oregon Wild

The recent discovery of Oregon's wandering wolf, known as OR-7, and his new pups is one reason a conservation group filed a lawsuit against a logging project near Crater Lake National Forest. Oregon Wild filed the lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service in District Court in Medford Wednesday.

Recorded on December 13, 2013

Air Date: December 16, 2013

O&C forestlands make up only about 13 percent of all federal forestlands in Oregon and about 8 percent of all Oregon forestlands. The O&C forestlands are interspersed checkerboard fashion among parcels of privately owned forestlands. Under these circumstances, does it really matter whether some of the O&C lands are opened to industrial harvesting of timber?

In the City Club’s final program on the O&C issues, Greg Haller and Ernie Niemi will present their perspectives on the issues involved.