Robot boats after Malheur carp - (The Bulletin)
At the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Linda Beck, a fish biologist, dreams of a solution for the million-plus carp crowding the lake. Last year she hoped the University of Minnesota robot boat project would make carp removal a reality, by providing an efficient and effective method of finding where the fish congregate in the lake.
Ridgefield wildlife refuge receives federal grant for bridge - (The Columbian)
A $250,000 federal grant will help replace a pedestrian bridge at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, federal officials announced this week.
Surveying North Idaho critters - (Spokesman.com)
Researchers are tapping citizen scientists to survey reclusive creatures in the Idaho Panhandle, ranging from slugs and frogs to lynx and wolverines.
Oregon updates list of dams that block fish - (The Oregonian)
An 8-foot concrete dam built in Jackson County to divert irrigation water but abandoned more than three decades ago has made it to the state of Oregon’s top-10 list of dams and other fish-blocking structures that should be fixed or removed. The list is updated every five years, and the state Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday to adopt the newest version.
Bald eagle that died after Portland freeway accident will live on in other ways - (The Oregonian)
The life of the bald eagle struck recently by a vehicle along Interstate 84 in Portland is over. But the journey has just begun for the bird's remains, which are in high demand.
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