U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Northern Spotted Owl
4:27 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

More State Forestland Protected For Spotted Owl In Oregon

A new map dictating protected habitat of the northern spotted owl covers nine million acres of federal forest.
Credit John and Karen Hollingsworth / Wikimeda Commons

The new map of protected habitat for the northern spotted owl affects far more state forestland in Oregon than in Washington or California.

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Idaho Wolf Trapping
7:13 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Idaho Opens Wolf Trapping Season

Photo of a wolf.
Credit Photo Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife

The gray wolf remains on state endangered species lists in Oregon and Washington. But in Idaho, the state opens wolf trapping season Thursday Nov. 15. In fact, Idaho plans to offer more tags than last year.

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Marbled Murrelet Protections
4:53 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Conservation Groups Ask Obama Administration To Keep Murrelet Protections

Conservation groups say the marbled murrelet could be at a greater risk of extinction.
Gus Van Vliet Wikimedia Commons

Conservation groups are urging the Obama administration to keep logging restrictions in place for nearly 4 million acres of coastal forests in the Pacific Northwest. Otherwise, they say a threatened species of seabird could be at greater risk of extinction.

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