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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Horseback riding to return to Running Y Ranch Resort for third year

Horseback riding to return to Running Y Ranch Resort for third year

Horseback riding returns for the third year at the Running Y Ranch Resort. Saddle up between June 1st and the end of September for a riding adventure that departs from the resort grounds.

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Several hundred gather to celebrate migratory birds

Several hundred gather to celebrate migratory birds

Despite the wind and chilly spring day, hundreds turned out in Veteran’s Park in Klamath Falls for the annual celebration of migratory birds. Participants from Klamath Bird Observatory, Badger Run, US Fish and Wildlife, Klamath Wingwatchers, and several more helped educate children of all ages and celebrate birds and their habitats.

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Cy Phillips, citizen scientist

Cy Phillips, citizen scientist

Driving south along Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway on the western edge of Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 77-year-old Cy Phillips scans the landscape on a cold, cloudy March morning. He is looking for an old oak tree blown down during a recent storm.

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Eye on the Eggs

Eye on the Eggs

The first graders in Laci Teaters class at Merrill Elementary School had been waiting – 21 days to be exact. It was day 22, and their wait was over: Two baby chicks were on their feet, chirping.

“Last week was exciting because the eggs were starting to crack,” Teaters said. “You can actually hear them peep while they’re still in the egg, working to get out. So it’s really fun.”

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Draft Wolf Plan available for review

Draft Wolf Plan available for review

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently released its draft proposed Wolf Conservation and Management plan for public review. The Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to vote on the Plan at its June 7 meeting in Salem.

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Klamath Tribe blesses C’WAAM and honors Creator in ceremony [VIDEO]

Klamath Tribe blesses C’WAAM and honors Creator in ceremony [VIDEO]

In the old times the Klamath Tribe believed everything they needed to live was provided for them by their Creator - They still believe this today.

One of those things provided by Creator is the C’WAAM. Each spring the Klamath Tribe holds a ceremony to celebrate the fish and to give thanks to the Creator for providing the fish.

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Klamath Basin refuges accepting cooperative farming proposals

Klamath Basin refuges accepting cooperative farming proposals

Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex is seeking to contract with local producers for cooperative farming privileges on 3,501 acres at Lower Klamath NWR and 460 acres at Tule Lake NWR. All growers are welcome to apply and contracts are for crop share, meaning the resulting crop is shared by the cooperator and the refuge. Growers are responsible for all growing costs, and the refuge provides land.  

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Greg Walden statement on proposal to delist wolves across Lower 48 [VIDEO]

Greg Walden statement on proposal to delist wolves across Lower 48 [VIDEO]

For years, I’ve heard from ranchers across our district who watched as wolf populations continue to grow, harassing and killing their livestock. This truly threatens their livelihoods. Today’s announcement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is welcome news for Oregonians and people across the West who have been waiting for action to delist the gray wolf, after the…

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Department of the Interior celebrates recover of the Gray Wolf with proposal to return management to states, tribes

Department of the Interior celebrates recover of the Gray Wolf with proposal to return management to states, tribes

The gray wolf, an iconic species of the American West, had all but disappeared from landscape in the lower 48 states by the early 20th century. Now it roams free in nine states and is stable and healthy throughout its current range. This constitutes one of the greatest comebacks for an animal in U.S. conservation history. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is re-affirming the success of this recovery with a proposal to remove all gray wolves from protection under Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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BOR Requests Comments on Klamath Project Draft Environmental Assessment

BOR Requests Comments on Klamath Project Draft Environmental Assessment

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation invites public review and comment on a draft Environmental Assessment titled, Implementation of Klamath Project Operating Procedures 2019-2024. The draft evaluates the proposed action for the Biological Assessment that was transmitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dec.21, 2018, as modified on Feb. 15, 2019.

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Photo Story: Farm Expo Showcases Klamath Ag to Basin Fourth-Graders

Photo Story: Farm Expo Showcases Klamath Ag to Basin Fourth-Graders

550 Fourth grade students from all corners of the Klamath Basin attended the 2019 Farm Expo held Wednesday and Thursday at the Klamath County Event Center. Since the 1970’s, students have had an opportunity for hands on learning about many different aspects of Klamath Basin Agriculture, including; 4-H, FFA, potato farming, cattle ranching, goats, irrigation, timber, grain, hay, dairy, bees and many more.

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Amidst Uncertainty, Klamath Project Farmers Increase Water Delivery to Lower Klamath NWR

Amidst Uncertainty, Klamath Project Farmers Increase Water Delivery to Lower Klamath NWR

In the face of uncertainty about their own irrigation supplies this summer, farmers in the Klamath Project’s Tulelake Irrigation District are funding water deliveries to Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, a key breeding and feeding ground in the Pacific Flyway.

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Photo Story: Snow Day

Photo Story: Snow Day

From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning Klamath Falls officially received 7.5” of heavy wet snow. Unofficially many locations in town received higher snow totals. Levels were great enough that all schools, with the exception of Butte Valley and Tulelake, and many small businesses called in a ‘Snow Day’.

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