ODFW http://klcc.org en Leaburg Hatchery Show Pond To Close For Repairs http://klcc.org/post/leaburg-hatchery-show-pond-close-repairs <p>The trout and sturgeon show pond at the Leaburg Hatchery on the McKenzie River will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, July 7.</p><p></p><p>The construction is expected to take 4 to 6 weeks. The show pond will be off-limits but the rest of the hatchery will remain open to the public.</p><p>Hatchery Manager Erik Withalm says they have 70 to 90-thousand visitors each year. The show pond has large rainbow trout and a 9-foot long, 350-pound sturgeon.</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 02:38:57 +0000 Angela Kellner 16885 at http://klcc.org Leaburg Hatchery Show Pond To Close For Repairs 911 Caller Reports Two Cougars Near Eugene's Maury Jacobs Park http://klcc.org/post/911-caller-reports-two-cougars-near-eugenes-maury-jacobs-park <p>Early this morning, a 9-1-1 caller reported seeing a mountain lion and a cub near Maury Jacobs Park in Eugene.</p><p>The 6:20 a.m. mountain lion sighting has not been confirmed. Eugene police visited the area after the call, and a state fish and wildlife trooper came later. Neither were able to locate the animals and there have been no further sightings. Brian Wolfer is the District Wildlife Officer.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:59:17 +0000 Karen Richards 12001 at http://klcc.org 911 Caller Reports Two Cougars Near Eugene's Maury Jacobs Park Public Input Sought For Marine Reserves http://klcc.org/post/public-input-sought-marine-reserves <p>The Oregon legislature recently designated two areas along the coast as marine reserves. The state hopes to involve the public in the new sites.</p><p>Cape Perpetua north of Florence and Cascade Head near Lincoln City join two marine reserves already protected by a 2012 law. In 2016, Cape Falcon near Cannon Beach will round out the coastal sites.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Karen Richards 11597 at http://klcc.org Public Input Sought For Marine Reserves Florence STEP Part 1: Fish Conservation Organization Regroups After Hatchery Loss http://klcc.org/post/florence-step-part-1-fish-conservation-organization-regroups-after-hatchery-loss <p>A volunteer-run fish conservation group in Florence is shifting focus nearly two months after suffering a significant set-back.&nbsp; The Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program, or “STEP,” lost all the newly-hatched Coho from their hatchery on Munsel Creek.&nbsp; Despite the tenor of media reports at the time, the loss is relatively insignificant from an ecological standpoint.&nbsp; It's the group's work with local students that’s affected most. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:25:00 +0000 Jes Burns 11204 at http://klcc.org Florence STEP Part 1: Fish Conservation Organization Regroups After Hatchery Loss ODFW Ends Efforts To Trap Third Cougar Near Hendricks Park In Eugene http://klcc.org/post/odfw-ends-efforts-trap-third-cougar-near-hendricks-park-eugene <p>The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended its efforts to trap a third cougar in the Hendricks Park area of Eugene.&nbsp; The agency says remote cameras have not spotted the cougar since Friday, March 14.&nbsp; They have also not received any reports of sightings.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:41:57 +0000 Jes Burns 10292 at http://klcc.org ODFW Ends Efforts To Trap Third Cougar Near Hendricks Park In Eugene A Second Cougar Is Killed Near Eugene Park http://klcc.org/post/second-cougar-killed-near-eugene-park <p>Oregon wildlife biologists have trapped and killed a second cougar near Hendricks Park in Eugene. A trap was set for a third cougar believed to be in the area.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:09:06 +0000 Rachael McDonald 10050 at http://klcc.org A Second Cougar Is Killed Near Eugene Park Rodent Poisoning Harms Wildlife, Raptors http://klcc.org/post/rodent-poisoning-harms-wildlife-raptors <p>The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife noticed an uptick of wild animals killed by rodent poison this fall.</p><p>ODFW Veterinarian Julia Burco says a lot of times, the problem stems from people not reading directions carefully enough. She says people may notice they have rodent problems but might not think of the consequences of other animals directly or indirectly ingesting bait.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 5233 at http://klcc.org Rodent Poisoning Harms Wildlife, Raptors Two ODFW Employees Injured on South Umpqua Helicopter Crash http://klcc.org/post/two-odfw-employees-injured-south-umpqua-helicopter-crash <p><em><strong>Updated&nbsp; 10-29-13</strong></em></p><p>The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says two of its employees were injured Monday in a helicopter accident near Days Creek.&nbsp; ODFW identifies the two passengers as 34-year-old Holly Huchko and 35-year-old Eric Himmelreich, both of whom work out of the Roseburg office for the Umpqua Fish District.&nbsp; Huchko suffered a broken back and Himmelreich broke two vertebrae.&nbsp; Pilot Fred Wittlake suffered broken ribs and a broken arm.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 02:46:26 +0000 Jes Burns 2026 at http://klcc.org Two ODFW Employees Injured on South Umpqua Helicopter Crash