endangered species http://ijpr.org en Whale Watch Week: When And Where http://ijpr.org/post/whale-watch-week-when-and-where <p></p><p>The whales are coming.&nbsp; Again.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Gray whales migrate from Baja California to Alaskan waters this time of year, passing the Oregon/California coast right about now.&nbsp;</p><p>So spring break for many students and families coincides with <a href="http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_whaleWatching" target="_blank"><strong>Whale Watch Week.&nbsp; </strong></a> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 9419 at http://ijpr.org Whale Watch Week: When And Where Keeping Wolves On Track To Recovery http://ijpr.org/post/keeping-wolves-track-recovery <p></p><p>Oregon's Fish and Wildlife Commission got a recent report on the success of wolf management in the state.</p><p></p><p>And the process of wolf recovery appears to be going relatively well, even in the eyes of some environmental groups.&nbsp; Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 9123 at http://ijpr.org Keeping Wolves On Track To Recovery Why The Oregon Chub Is A De-Listing Candidate http://ijpr.org/post/why-oregon-chub-de-listing-candidate <p></p><p>Not every species that enters the endangered species list stays there for decades.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The bald eagle recovered enough to get de-listed, and so did several other animals.&nbsp; But no fish ever came off the list… until now.&nbsp; Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 7506 at http://ijpr.org Why The Oregon Chub Is A De-Listing Candidate Killing One Owl Species To Save Another http://ijpr.org/post/killing-one-owl-species-save-another <p>It’s been nearly 20 years since the Northwest Forest Plan scaled back logging across the region, in large part to preserve habitat for the endangered northern spotted owl. But the spotted owl continues to decline. Scientists blame the larger, more aggressive barred owl for pushing the spotted owl out of its natural habitat. Now, federal wildlife managers have begun shooting barred owls to see if removing the competition will allow spotted owls to recover.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 03:49:50 +0000 Liam Moriarty 6315 at http://ijpr.org Killing One Owl Species To Save Another Barred Owl Shooting Begins http://ijpr.org/post/barred-owl-shooting-begins <p></p><p>The work long rumored recently got underway: gunfire killed barred owls in Northern California.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>And it was completely intentional, meant to give spotted owls some breathing room in their competition with the rival owls for living space.&nbsp; Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:30:51 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 5597 at http://ijpr.org Barred Owl Shooting Begins Spotted Frog Proposal Revives Endangered Species Fears http://ijpr.org/post/spotted-frog-proposal-revives-endangered-species-fears <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty-three years ago, the listing of the northern spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act was one of the factors that led to a sharply reduced Northwest timber harvest. Now, wildlife officials are proposing to list the Oregon spotted frog. If approved, this listing would not have nearly the far-reaching impact the spotted owl listing had. But &nbsp;officials in Klamath County are pushing back against a proposal they fear will lead to intrusive and economically-damaging regulations.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 02:35:08 +0000 Liam Moriarty 5187 at http://ijpr.org Spotted Frog Proposal Revives Endangered Species Fears The Fight To Maintain Protected Status For Wolves http://ijpr.org/post/fight-maintain-protected-status-wolves <p></p><p>We nearly wiped out wolves in the United States.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>And now large areas that were once home to wolves, including all of California, are wolf-free.&nbsp; Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:25:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 5053 at http://ijpr.org The Fight To Maintain Protected Status For Wolves Spotted Frog Take Two: Defending Protection http://ijpr.org/post/spotted-frog-take-two-defending-protection <p></p><p>And now the other side: our earlier conversation with Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams examined the resistance to the possible placement of the Oregon spotted frog on the endangered species list.</p><p></p><p>The frog (and its defenders) have been waiting a long time: it was first proposed for listing 20 years ago.&nbsp; Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:54:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 4912 at http://ijpr.org Spotted Frog Take Two: Defending Protection Logging Bill May Be Vetoed http://ijpr.org/post/logging-bill-may-be-vetoed <p>A bill to boost logging on national forests, including a provision aimed at producing more money for Oregon timber counties, is facing a possible White House veto.</p><p>The Statement of Administrative Policy issued yesterday says if the bill were presented to President Obama, his senior advisors would recommend a veto.</p><p>It says the measure would harm national forests and the government's obligations to manage them by sidestepping environmental laws, which would lead to more conflict and delay.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:39:43 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 298 at http://ijpr.org