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TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016

Washington wolf packs and their territories, updated in March 2016. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Wolves kill calf south of Asotin 27 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Wolves recently killed a 4-day-old calf in Asotin County, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed today. "The department’s investigation determined that the calf was killed by one or more wolves yesterday (April 18) in a 90-acre fenced calving area on...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014

Wind and waves regularly greet visitors to the isolated beaches and towns that span along the beautiful Oregon coastline.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Oregon state parks eliminate winter discounts

PUBLIC LANDS — Oregon state parks are ending their annual winter discounts on camping fees. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says the across-the-board discounts will be replaced by targeted deals starting next year. The 20-year-old “discovery season” program reduced tent and recreational vehicle campsite...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014

Remote camera photo from July 21, 2013, documenting three pups in the newly formed Mt. Emily pack of Oregon. (Oregon Fish and Wildlife)

Wolf attacks kill sheep, dogs in NE Oregon 10 

ENDANGERED SPECIES — Two recent wolf attacks have killed eight sheep and two livestock-protection dogs in Umatilla County, Oregon officials have confirmed. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says the attacks took place Sept. 15 and 16 on public grazing land near Ruckle Junction...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

Wildhorse Lake, near the summit of Steens Mountain, shimmers in an alpine basin. (Zach Urness / Statesman Journal)

Steens Mountain among Oregon's top road trips

OUTDOORS TRAVEL -- If you're looking for an outdoors-related road trip, complete with opportunities for hiking, fishing and wildlife watching, consider the drive to Oregon's Steens Mountain. Zach Urness, outdoor writer for the Statesman Journal, notes that it's been called the most spectacular drive in...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

In this June 2, 2009 file photo, Josh Laughlin, foreground, conservation director with Cascadia Wildlands, visits the waterfall that is the centerpiece of the Devil's Staircase wilderness proposal on the Siuslaw National Forest in Oregon's Coast Range. Legislation has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate to designate the area as wilderness, along with other areas around the state. (Associated Press)

Oregon wilderness bills reintroduced in Senate

FORESTS – Longstanding proposals to protect rivers and forests in Oregon as wilderness areas have been reintroduced in Congress by Oregon’s two senators. The bills would expand the Oregon Caves National Monument and Wild Rogue Wilderness in southwestern Oregon, create new wilderness along the John...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2011

Hunting groups support Ore. order to shoot wolves

WILDLIFE – Three hunting groups are supporting the state of Oregon in a lawsuit trying to overturn state authority to shoot wolves that attack livestock, the Associated Press reports. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Oregon Hunters Association, and the Oregon chapter of the North...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011


A hiker climbs at sunrise up Trail 102 on the Idaho side of the Snake River in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area upstream from Pittsburg Landing. Two years ago, forest officials shelved a plan that would have charged rafters and jet boaters a small daily fee to run the Snake River through Hells Canyon.A hiker climbs at sunrise up Trail 102 on the Idaho side of the Snake River in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area upstream from Pittsburg Landing. Two years ago, forest officials shelved a plan that would have charged rafters and jet boaters a small daily fee to run the Snake River through Hells Canyon.
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Oregon's new wolf pack adopts Hells Canyon

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Oregon's newest confirmed wolf pack is roaming the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Wilderness along the Snake River bordering Idaho. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife used hunter reports and remote cameras to help them document at leat five wolves in...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011

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