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Studies show raptor populations severely impacted by wind farms

See these in-depth AP stories that have great relevance regarding wind power in the Columbia Gorge: Study: Wind Farms Killed 67 Eagles In 5 Years (Note that the second story, below, documents potentially FAR more raptor deaths than the above headline states.) AP IMPACT: Wind farms gets pass on eagle deaths   ——————————————————————————————————————- Spay or … Continue reading

NRA targets zoos, scientists

WASHINGTON — In a move bizarrely reminiscent of its “anti-gun” enemies list, the National Rifle Association announced a new plan Friday to target scientists, environmental groups, government regulators and individuals who favor banning the use of lead in gun ammunition. Lead shot, of course, is impeding efforts to strengthen the population of California condors, as … Continue reading

‘Tis a busy time for animal encounters

Here in the Columbia River Gorge, as elsewhere, volunteers are very busy right now retrieving abandoned or injured wildlife, as well as homeless cats and kittens. Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue in Hood River, Ore., and Gorge Kitten Project in Lyle, Wash., are currently up to their eyeballs in homeless kittens and pregnant cats. These volunteers … Continue reading

Bald eagle released by Rowena Wildlife Clinic

After some hesitation last Tuesday, a young, rehabilitated bald eagle decided to take advantage of the freedom offered to him. The one-year-old male raptor was found April 15 in the grass at Avery Park near Wishram, Wash., unable to fly. An employee at the park contacted authorities at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at … Continue reading