Army Corps reviewing ‘cormorant’ comments: Local cat-rescue needs help: How climate change may hurt wildlife

Army Corps reviewing cormorant comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent this update (a Word document) to everyone who commented on a proposal to limit predation by cormorants on salmon in the Columbia River. Here’s the OPB story about the issue that I referred to in my previous blog post about this subject.

Local cat-rescue needs help

With kitten season soon upon us, Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue is looking for some good volunteers. Visit their website to find out more.

How climate change may hurt wildlife

USA Today reported on a document released in late January by the National Wildlife Federation that discusses the effects of global climate change on wildlife, including the threat of extinctions.

Of immediate interest to residents of the Columbia River Gorge is a statement in the report that, “Widespread pine beetle infestations have left broad swaths of dead and highly combustible trees in their wake.” Indeed, stands of dead pines, a result of the beetle, are becoming more common here in the Gorge.

Here’s the full NWF 48-page report.

Spay or neuter your pet: It’s the humane thing to do.

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