Wetlands

Teal Waterstrat (USFWS) / Flickr

The Oregon spotted frog will now receive protection under the Endangered Species Act. The small frog was once abundant in the Northwest. It’s now mostly found in a few scattered wetlands.

Not Much Refuge In Klamath Basin For Migratory Birds

Jun 11, 2014
EarthFix

A prolonged drought is putting pressure on water supplies for the Klamath Basin’s wildlife refuges.

EarthFix’s Devan Schwartz reports on how the nation’s original waterfowl refuge may be too dry this summer to provide a stopover for millions of migratory birds.

Bandon Dunes Land Swap Wins Preliminary Approval

Nov 21, 2013
Erik Anestad

The developer of the Bandon Dunes golf resort won preliminary approval today to acquire land for a new 27-hole golf course on the Oregon Coast. It’s part of a land exchange that has sparked opposition from some coastal residents and eastern Oregon ranchers.

Conservation groups say one of the largest wetlands on the west coast has been allowed to go virtually dry this fall.