Federal judge rejects plan to drop marbled murrelet habitat - (The Oregonian)
SEATTLE -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has rejected a proposal by the federal government that would have dropped nearly 4 million acres of designated "critical habitat" for the marbled murrelet.
Protected U.S. Fish Species Showing Signs of Recovery - (Circle of Blue)
Of the fish species closely monitored by NOAA for dangerous depletion, two thirds have recovered or are rebuilding. The results are encouraging, National Geographic reported, but management plans implemented over the past 10 to 15 years have still left one third of the monitored species at low levels.
Poisoned eagles released back into wild - (Koin6.com)
The once-endangered bird became sick after eating the meat of a horse that had been euthanized and left in a Washington field for days. The euthanizing drug caused the eagles to convulse and vomit, even knocking some unconscious. On Saturday the six remaining eagles joined the first in flying again to freedom.
County official, feds reach agreement on Cathlamet dike fix - (The Daily News Online)
Since January, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been trying to secure local support for a plan to build the setback dike and breach the badly eroded levee beneath Steamboat Slough Road. Federal and local officials believe the plan is the only way to prevent a flood on the refuge.
Refuge wants your input for Deer Flat management - (kboi2.com)
NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) - Could we soon see an end to swimming and water skiing on Lake Lowell? It could happen as soon as next year if wildlife managers choose one of four options.
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