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Trump Administration Urged to Avoid Salmon Protection Rules
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers says saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest is too costly and is turning to the Trump administration.
The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee kno…
Delisting Wolves; ESA Debate and Chinese Take U.S. Rice
**Bills to delist gray wolves in the Great Lakes region, give other states a larger role in listing imperiled species and cap attorney fees to Endangered Species Act litigants were the subjects of debate at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing last week...
Western Governors want ESA Changes; Conaway on Farm Bill
**The Western Governors’ Association is calling for changes to the Endangered Species Act, including giving the states a bigger role in deciding when animals should be listed, and when they can be delisted.
The resolution approved at last week’s WGA annual summer meeting was not unanimous, as Democra…
Snowy Plover Chick Hatches in Nehalem Bay State Park
NEHALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Western snowy plover chick has hatched on a beach at Nehalem Bay State Park, the first hatchling spotted there since the 1960s.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said Wednesday that the species is showing signs of recovery along Oregon's southern coast but t…
Perdue’s USDA Reorganization; States Want Greater Role in ESA
**Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a long-awaited reorganization of the USDA, creating two new mission areas and elevating the stature of rural development agencies.
Perdue has expressed support for the creation of a new under-secretary position for trade at the department, and he made it official…
WTO and China; Honey Bees Get $10million Research Gift
**A former member of President Trump’s trade transition team says the U.S. may need to “walk away” from the World Trade Organization if China doesn’t start playing by the rules.
In a recent interview with CNBC, Dan DiMicco, former CEO of Nuc…
Washington Fishing Guide Pleads Guilty to Keeping Wild Coho
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A longtime Washington state fishing guide has pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge that he violated the Endangered Species Act by helping clients keep a pair of wild coho salmon.
Billy Swann, who runs Rainier-based Swanny's Guided Fishing, took three clients …
Groups Sue Seeking Protection for Forest-dwelling Fisher
SEATTLE (AP) — Four conservation groups have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not listing the Pacific fisher, a small, weasel-like predator, as a threatened species.
The lawsuit alleges the agency failed to consider the best scientific evidence when it decided not to provide the fish…
Bumble Bee to Be Protected
The rusty patched bumble bee is one step closer to becoming the first bee in the United States to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.Its range has shrunk by 92 percent since the 1990s, a major reason that the Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list it as endangered...

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