Animals

Forest Service Proposes Reopening Road Through Grizzly Habitat

The southern border isn’t the only place where Trump Administration proposals are stirring controversy. Officials with the Idaho Panhandle National Forests issued a draft record of decision to rebuild a long-abandoned stretch of road just south of the Canadian border for use by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Wildlife advocates cried foul, saying the …

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Bill Removing Protections for Wolves Passes House

On a largely party-line vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation that would remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves, with the exception of Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest. Republican Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin sponsored the “Manage Our Wolves Act.” The legislation now heads to the Senate, where its …

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Lynx

A lynx is any of the four species (Canda lynx, Iberian lynx, Eurasian lynx, Bobcat) within the medium-sized wild cat genus Lynx. The name “lynx” originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word λύγξ, derived from the Indo-European root leuk- (“light, brightness”) in reference to the luminescence of its reflective eyes. Two other cats that are …

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Regional Forest Practice committees to meet in October

Three Regional Forest Practice committees will meet in October to hear updates from the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Private Forests Division and select their Operator of the Year. The committee for Eastern Oregon will meet Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main lodge of Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore. The committees …

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Feds to Remove Mountain Goats from Olympic Peninsula

Non-native mountain goats in Washington state’s Olympic National Park may soon get one-way tickets across Puget Sound to the Cascade Mountains. The National Park Service, in coordination with the Forest Service and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, released a final environmental impact statement that calls for eliminating mountain goats from the Olympic …

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