Deer, turtles, beetles & owls making news in the Gorge

Western pond turtles recently released in the Columbia River Gorge

In the past 20 years, the wild population has jumped from 100 to 1,600 animals because of recovery efforts. See the slide show at OPB.

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Bike, deer collide on SR14

See the whole story in the Goldendale Sentinel. No word on what happened to the deer.

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County forests prime targets for bark beetle

Forests in Klickitat County are threatened by the pine bark beetle infestation, primarily on Ponderosa pines. See the whole story in the Goldendale Sentinel.

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Northern spotted owl would benefit from active management of forests, study says

See the story in the Oregonian.

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