Fish and Wildlife http://nwpr.org en How More People Buying Guns Equals More Money For Wildlife http://nwpr.org/post/how-more-people-buying-guns-equals-more-money-wildlife <p>The run on firearms last year is turning into a windfall for conservation programs in the Northwest.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:09:26 +0000 Jessica Robinson 43437 at http://nwpr.org How More People Buying Guns Equals More Money For Wildlife Environmental And Commercial Fishing Groups File Lawsuit To Raise Washington Fish Consumption Rate http://nwpr.org/post/environmental-and-commercial-fishing-groups-file-lawsuit-raise-washington-fish-consumption-rate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmental and commercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday calling on Washington State to update the fish consumption rate. The groups say the state has failed to acknowledge how much fish people eat. That standard will dictate how much pollution is allowed into the water before fish are dangerous to eat.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:05:02 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 35676 at http://nwpr.org How Pacific Lamprey Could Help Nourish Streams http://nwpr.org/post/how-pacific-lamprey-could-help-nourish-streams <p></p><p>Pacific lamprey are toothy eels that were once plentiful in the Northwest. Many considered them trash fish, but they are an important staple to Native American diets and ceremonies.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lamprey numbers have greatly declined in the past few decades. Now there is a push to understand more about the eels, so more can be harvested for tribal tables.</span></p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:37:18 +0000 Courtney Flatt 31564 at http://nwpr.org How Pacific Lamprey Could Help Nourish Streams Oregon Wildlife Commissioners Revise State Wolf Plan http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-wildlife-commissioners-revise-state-wolf-plan <p>Oregon wildlife managers approved a plan Friday to allow ranchers and wildlife enforcement officers to once again kill wolves that prey livestock. EarthFix reporter Aaron Kunz explains.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:04:40 +0000 Aaron Kunz 30964 at http://nwpr.org US Fish And Wildlife Propose To Delist Gray Wolf http://nwpr.org/post/us-fish-and-wildlife-propose-delist-gray-wolf <p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday it plans to stop protecting the gray wolf and put the states in charge of managing these predators. But the plan is already facing some tough opposition from wolf advocate groups that say it’s too early for this discussion. EarthFix reporter Aaron Kunz explains.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:19:19 +0000 Aaron Kunz 29059 at http://nwpr.org US Fish And Wildlife Propose To Delist Gray Wolf New Protections Proposed For Giant Pacific Octopus in Puget Sound http://nwpr.org/post/new-protections-proposed-giant-pacific-octopus-puget-sound <p>Host Intro: The harvesting of a giant Pacific octopus near Alki Beach in Seattle last October prompted a public outcry. Now the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is considering new protections for octopuses. Ashley Ahearn reports for EarthFix.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:51:41 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 25961 at http://nwpr.org New Protections Proposed For Giant Pacific Octopus in Puget Sound