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Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

SOURCE: New York Times DATE: January 20, 2021 SNIP: A Washington State report put it bluntly: Because of the devastating effects of climate change and deteriorating habitats, several species of salmon in the Pacific Northwest are “on the brink of extinction.” Of the...
Trump Opens Habitat of a Threatened Owl to Timber Harvesting

Trump Opens Habitat of a Threatened Owl to Timber Harvesting

SOURCE: New York Times DATE: January 13, 2021 SNIP: The Trump administration on Wednesday removed more than 3 million acres of Pacific Northwest land from the protected habitat of the northern spotted owl, 15 times the amount it had previously proposed opening to the...
CDFW Fall Trawl Survey yields no Delta smelt for third year

CDFW Fall Trawl Survey yields no Delta smelt for third year

SOURCE: RecordNet DATE: Jan 12, 2021 SNIP: For the third year in a row, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife found zero Delta smelt in the agency’s 2020 Fall Midwater Trawl Survey throughout the Delta. The 2- to 3-inch-long Delta smelt, found only in the...