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OR7's Yearlings Thrive; New Pups for Rogue Pack

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Recent trail camera images confirm that the three pups born to OR7 and his mate in 2014 have survived the winter and remain with the Rogue Pack.

View a short time-lapsed video showing two of the now full-size yearlings playing in the early morning hours of June 24.

OR 7 became famous in 2011 after dispersing from his pack in the northeastern corner of the state to cross over the Cascades and wandering into California. After returning to Oregon in 2013 and settling in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, last year he found a mate and sired three pups, eventually forming the Rogue Pack. Read more>

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USFWS Invites Comment on Implementation Plans for Bull Trout Recovery

Photo - Salmon (Courtesy of Joel Sartore).

BOISE, Idaho – Efforts to conserve a key cold-water fish species got a boost when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released draft Recovery Unit Implementation Plans that will be part of a final recovery plan outlining the conservation actions needed to recover bull trout.

The draft Implementation Plans were developed in collaboration with interested and knowledgeable federal, tribal, state, private, and other parties. Each of the six Plans identifies recovery unit-specific conservation actions needed to address threats such as loss of habitat connectivity and passage barriers, non-native fish competition and predation, and the sometimes adverse effects of land-management practices such as road building, forest management and land conversion.

The Plans are available for public comment during a 45-day period, which closes July 20, 2015.

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New Comprehensive Guide on Using Beaver for Stream Restoration
Now Available

Photo - American beaver (USFWS).The North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative have been working with U.S. Fish & Wildlife, NOAA Fisheries, Portland State University, and the U.S. Forest Service to develop a comprehensive guide on using beaver for stream restoration.

This guidebook is meant to be an accessible, useful resource for anyone involved in using beaver to restore streams, floodplains, wetlands, and riparian areas. It provides a practical synthesis of the best available science, an overview of management techniques, and case studies from throughout the western U.S.

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