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Prison Inmates Enlisted To Aid Threatened Northwest Plants And Animals

Inmate Joseph Njonge at work in the Stafford Creek Corrections Center conservation nursery.

by Tom Banse

The work of rearing threatened plants and animals for restoration to the wild takes time and patience and it is labor intensive. In Oregon and Washington, a growing population doing that work is inmates.


Endangered Species Decision For Sage Grouse Delayed By Congressional Maneuvering

Dec. 13, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Transplanted Bighorn Sheep Arrive In Oregon’s Klamath Basin

Dec. 8, 2014 | by Herald and News

Endangered Puget Sound Orca Died While Pregnant, Scientists Learn

Dec. 7, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Puget Sound Orca Found Dead On Vancouver Island

Dec. 5, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Can Researchers Help Fisher Cats Without Hurting Them?

Dec. 4, 2014 | by Tony Schick

How Killing Wolves Might Be Leading To More Livestock Attacks

Dec. 3, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Forest Service Pressured By DeFazio To Stop Idaho Wolf Derby

Dec. 3, 2014 | by AP

Program Enlists Ranchers In Saving Sage Grouse

Dec. 3, 2014 | by AP

Idaho Sockeye Salmon Success Could Be A Blueprint

Dec. 1, 2014 | by AP

BLM Reverses Decision To Permit Wolf And Coyote Hunting Derby In Idaho

Nov. 26, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Oregon, Washington Prison Inmates Enlisted To Help Endangered Plants & Animals

Nov. 25, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Protecting Northwest Forests As Bigger Wildfires Burn Longer

Nov. 20, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off

Nov. 17, 2014 | by Katie Campbell

What A Junk Food Diet Means For Seagulls In The Northwest

Nov. 12, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Salmon Cannon Hits The Comedy Big-Time

Nov. 10, 2014 | by Katie Campbell

Research Suggests Sea Lions Are Eating More Columbia River Salmon

Nov. 7, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Birth Control Darts Fired At Idaho Wild Horses To Slow Herd Growth

Nov. 3, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Northwest Tribes Take Steps To Corral Growing Wild Horse Population

Oct. 29, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Conservation Group Makes Huge Land Purchase Near Snoqualmie Pass

Oct. 27, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Oregon Divers Find Hope In Thousands Of Baby Sea Stars

Oct. 22, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Baby Orca Missing In Puget Sound And Presumed Dead

Oct. 21, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Oregon On Track To Begin Wolf Delisting Process

Oct. 16, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Woman Fined $500 For Feeding Bears In Washington Coastal Town

Oct. 16, 2014 | by AP

Conservationists Sue For Wolverine Protections

Oct. 13, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Is Alaska Safe For Sea Stars?

Oct. 8, 2014 | by Katie Campbell

Washington To Remove Sick Bighorn Sheep

Oct. 7, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Illegal Pot Farms Are Poisoning This Furry Animal

Oct. 6, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Stealing Fish To Study Seabirds

Oct. 3, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Oregon Zoo And Malaysian City Team Up For Rainforests & Pygmy Elephants

Oct. 2, 2014 | by Olivia Poblacion

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