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Lamprey found in White Salmon River, tribes report

The Pacific Lamprey may be on the rebound upstream of the former Condit Dam site on the White Salmon River.

ODF seeks public comment on annual operations plans

Each year the Oregon Department of Forestry invites public comment on work plans, called Annual Operations Plans, which outline state forest activities for an upcoming fiscal year.

Two arrested for bighorn sheep poaching

Oregon State Police arrested two men Sunday in connection with the poaching of bighorn sheep along Interstate 84 in Gilliam County.

Gorge Owned seeks nominees for LeFevre Sustainability Awards

Gorge Owned (GO!) is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge.

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Learn about salmon population monitoring

Join the Hood River Watershed Group on Saturday, April 2 for its Salmon Population Monitoring and Restoration Tour.

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The Future of Water: HR Watershed Group presents conservation strategies, costs

When the Hood River Watershed Group (HRWG) met March 22 for its regular monthly meeting, members and interested citizens — from Hood River and The Dalles — got a first glimpse of the Hood River Water Conservation Strategy, presented by Ed Salminen and Nicklas Christensen, Watershed Professionals Network, and Cindy Thieman, HRWG coordinator.

No extension: March 31 studded tires deadline is firm

ODOT: plan ahead to allow enough time to meet the deadline

ODOT won’t extend the 2015-16 studded tire season past March 31. Studded tires are allowed in Oregon from Nov. 1 through March 31 each year. The law allows ODOT to extend the studded tire season when necessary, but current weather forecasts do not support an extension this year.

Gorge Owned seeks nominees for LeFevre Sustainability Awards

Gorge Owned (GO!) is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge. GO! will present the awards to one individual, one business and one student at the Gorge Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 20 at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River.

Susan Hoffman of Mosier receives Biola University mentoring award

Susan Hoffman of Mosier was among four women honored with Women’s History Month awards at California’s Biola University on March 18.

Man found in ‘whiteout’ on Mt. Hood

CLACKAMAS COUNTY (AP) — Search and rescue teams on Friday reached a man who became stranded while climbing on Mount Hood in whiteout conditions.

Invasive mussels stopped at Idaho border

ONTARIO — Quagga mussels once again were prevented from entering Oregon and potentially causing millions in damage to the state’s water systems and ecosystems, Oregon Department of Wildlife reported in a news release.

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Hatchery life changes fish genetics, OSU study finds

A new study out of Oregon State University lays to rest the debate over whether hatchery life changes fish at the genetic level.

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The Daily Bread: Sumitra’s Dream

“Where your talents and the needs of the world meet, there lies your purpose.”

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Land trust to preserve final Mill Creek Ridge piece

VANCOUVER, WASH. — A land conversation group announced Monday they have acquired 115 acres of wildlife habitat for preservation at Mill Creek Ridge, located southwest of The Dalles.

Go Solar: tri-county energy campaign in full swing, accepting more applicants

Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties. Klickitat County residents can apply as well, although financial incentives are less in that county.