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Outdoors blog archive for June 13, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

Obama nominates American Rivers CEO for Interior post

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Rebecca Wodder, the chief executive officer of the conservation group American Rivers since 2005, has been nominated by President Obama to replace Tom Strickland as the Interior Department's assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks, according to a New York Times report.…

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Caspian terns gather near a nesting colony on Rice Island near Astoria, Ore., in May 1998. Because the birds had been eating salmon on the Columbia, they have been relocated several times over the years.Associated Press
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Bald eagles pound Columbia terns, boost salmon 

WILDLIFE -- Harassed in recent weeks by bald eagles, the world’s largest Caspian tern colony for the past decade “collapsed entirely” last week with the last of some 5,000 nests plundered, according to a report in the Columbia Basin Bulletin. The constant hunting pressure from…

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