NFWF Awards More Than $350,000 in Project Support to Benefit Endangered Fish in Upper Klamath Lake

NFWF Awards More Than $350,000 in Project Support to Benefit Endangered Fish in Upper Klamath Lake

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced $350,939 in funding to improve the health and water quality of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon to benefit two federally protected species of sucker and other native fish.

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Protecting the Pacific Fisher

Protecting the Pacific Fisher

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have signed an agreement that will enhance protections for the Pacific fisher on nearly 184,000 acres of land owned by the Oregon Board of Forestry. This includes the Santiam, Gilchrist and Sun Pass state forests as well as other Board of Forestry land in Lane, Douglas, Coos and Josephine counties.

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Lower Klamath Lake NWR to begin receiving water from Klamath Project

Lower Klamath Lake NWR to begin receiving water from Klamath Project

On September 4th, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge began receiving 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) of Klamath Project Supply through Ady Canal, operated by Klamath Drainage District.  This delivery, on top of water already being provided, comes at a critical time for fall waterfowl migration, and has become available through extensive coordination and efforts by Klamath Project irrigators.

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Visitor ordered to pay damages after illegally driving vehicle off-road at Crater Lake NP

Visitor ordered to pay damages after illegally driving vehicle off-road at Crater Lake NP

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – In July 2018, Evan Metz of Grants Pass, Oregon drove over three miles in the Pumice Desert causing significant resource damage. The soil and vegetation were disturbed throughout the area, and in the location where he drove around in circles while a friend took pictures, the disturbance exceeded 12 inches in depth and caused widespread vegetation mortality.

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'Partners in the Park' educates students in service ans stewardship

'Partners in the Park' educates students in service ans stewardship

Since 2018 Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” associate professor Christopher Syrnyk, Ph.D., has been working with Crater Lake National Park (CRLA) on a National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) project for their Partners in the Parks committee. Created as NCHC service/stewardship projects to encourage experiential learning and community building in the nation’s national parks, Partners in the Parks provides many students who are sometimes unable to go on a study abroad learning experience another opportunity, which is more affordable, for a meaningful learning and travel experience.

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Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Southern Oregon – Franklin’s bumblebee has the smallest geographic range of any bumblebee species in North America. The hills of southwest Oregon and northern California are where this elusive bee calls home. Although it has always been hard to spot, the bee has not been observed in its native habitat since 2006.

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Merkley tours sucker recovery program

Merkley tours sucker recovery program

Senator Jeff Merkley visited Klamath Falls on Monday to tour the rearing ponds at Gone Fishing and the floating net pens on Upper Klamath Lake.  This was Merkley’s first visit to tour the facilities following his Sucker Recovery Event held last fall. Following the summit, Merkley secured $3 million in federal funding for an expansion of the project.

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Record breaking livestock auction earns over $710,000

Record breaking livestock auction earns over $710,000

The final day of the Klamath County Fair is home to the Rotary Livestock Auction, the true purpose of the fair. For most 4-H and FFA youngsters, a year of raising livestock culminates at the fair with the sale of their animal inside auction ring.

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Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday parties in Lakeview, Klamath Falls this week

Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday parties in Lakeview, Klamath Falls this week

Lakeview, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest, in cooperation with local, state and federal partners, will be celebrating Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday with parties in Lakeview and Klamath Falls.

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Klamath County unites to celebrate at the fair

Klamath County unites to celebrate at the fair

Day number two of the Klamath County Fair has come and gone with a tremendous turnout, exciting experiences, and fantastic family fun. Families and individuals alike cruised through the fairgrounds soaking up the joy and adventure the fair has to offer.

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Midland headlines the Klamath County Fair as 4-H & FFA begin showing animals

Midland headlines the Klamath County Fair as 4-H & FFA begin showing animals

The first day of the Klamath County Fair did not disappoint. The entertainment was strong, food was excellent, vendors were friendly and outgoing. But most importantly, 4-H and FFA Members began showing their animals - poultry, dairy, meat & pygmy goats, sheep, dairy cattle, and beef.

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Alternative Stock Show Classic seeks participants for Aug. 2 show at KC Fair

Alternative Stock Show Classic seeks participants for Aug. 2 show at KC Fair

There is a “One of a kind” livestock show happening next week. While the week will be busy with fair and many local kids participating in showing their 4-H & FFA projects, the focus of the  Alternative Stock Show Classic (ASSOC) will be on a  different type of “showman.”

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83rd Annual 4-H / Future Farmers of America Livestock Auction Set for August 4

Klamath Falls, Ore - The Klamath County Rotary is hosting the 83rd Annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the Klamath County Fairgrounds Event Center. The Rotary Club and Klamath County 4-H are encouraging local residents to show up at the auction and support local youth.

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Commission adopts revised Wolf Plan in 6-1 vote

Commission adopts revised Wolf Plan in 6-1 vote

The Commission adopted a Wolf Plan today at its meeting in Salem in a 6-1 vote after hearing from 44 people who came to testify and reviewing thousands of public comments.

Allowing controlled take (limited regulated hunting and trapping of wolves) was one of the most controversial topics in the new Wolf Plan. The original Plan adopted in 2005 allowed for controlled take only in…

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