Lynx

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 sometimes called lynxes, the caracal (desert lynx) and the jungle […]

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Regional Forest Practice committees to meet in October

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 for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Oregon will both meet Thursday, […]

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Feds to Remove Mountain Goats from Olympic Peninsula

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 Peninsula. Wildlife biologists believe as many as 725 goats live […]

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Trump Administration Launches Endangered Species Act Rollback

Trump Administration Launches Endangered Species Act Rollback

On 29. July, the Trump Administration proposed a significant overhaul of the Law on Endangered Species, which describes regulatory audits that could purify the path for drilling, cutting and other industrial activities in areas that provide a key place for rare plants and animals. A trio of rule changes proposed by the Department of Interior would place tight limits on actions the federal government can […]

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