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ODFW Commission reverses decision to ‘uplist’ marbled murrelet

- The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday not to “uplist” the marbled murrelet as an endangered species, apparently reversing an earlier decision by the commission in February.

Senate committee passes $145.1B agriculture appropriations bill

- Sen. Jeff Merkley, who serves as the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, said the bill provides “significant resources for rural Americans and Oregonians.”

Klamath Tribes sue to protect endangered suckers

- The tribes say they want to protect shortnose and Lost River suckers in Upper Klamath Lake.

OSU agronomist bullish on potential of biochar

- Stephen Machado, a professor and agronomist for Oregon State University Extension Service, wants to expand his biochar trials and is working with a new nonprofit dedicated to building a market for the carbon-rich material.

Arlington fights back against invading Mormon crickets

- Residents in and around Arlington, Ore., are working together to prevent another Mormon cricket invasion like last year.

Bankruptcy forestalls Boardman dairy auction

- The planned auction of Lost Valley Farm in Boardman, Ore., on April 27 was called off due to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of owner Greg te Velde.

OWEB awards grant for conservation easement near Painted Hills

- Blue Mountain Land Trust, of Walla Walla, Wash., has received funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to purchase a conservation easement at Canyon Creek Ranch near the Painted Hills in Wheeler County, Ore.