Oregon Joins Tribal Efforts to Restore Prehistoric Fish

Photos from the early 1900s show lamprey – an ancient, eel-like fish, covering the rocks at Willamette Falls like a wriggling shag carpet. But like salmon, lamprey numbers dropped dramatically with the erection of dozens of dams in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a problem that Native American tribes have been working to correct for decades. And on Friday, Oregon followed suit, approving its first state-wide restoration plan.

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Definition of ‘Essential’ Probed in Ranchers’ Beef Over Jaguar Habitat

Jaguars once roamed throughout North America. But since only a handful of the large cats have been spotted in the last decade, the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau argued before the 10th Circuit Wednesday that land designated in the state for the predators isn’t essential to their conservation.

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Feds Plan Huge Expansion of Hunting and Fishing on Public Lands

Outdoor recreation advocates praised a Trump administration proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing on 1.4 million acres in national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries, but conservationists fear it could weaken wildlife protections in some areas.

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