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Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line

Apr. 12, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of the worst droughts in memory in a massive agricultural region straddling the California-Oregon border could mean steep cuts to irrigation water for hundreds of farmers this summer to sustain endangered fish species critical to local tribes. ...

New wildlife management area opens in eastern Kentucky

Apr. 12, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new wildlife management area has opened in eastern Kentucky. The Ross Creek Wildlife Management Area spans nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) across a bend in the Kentucky River near Lock and Dam 13 in Estill and Lee counties, the Department for...

Missouri River managers turn attention from flood to drought

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — With anticipated continued drought, flooding likely won’t be an issue this year in the upper Missouri River basin, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal officials. Despite recent rainfall, the Yankton region remains a...

Ghost forests are creeping along NC’s coast

Apr. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

EAST LAKE, N.C. (AP) — Dead. Pale. Devoid of limbs. No, not the stars of horror stories, but families of trees sprawled across America’s East Coast that are being swallowed by swarms of salty ocean water. Scientists call them “ghost forests”...

2-week deer season approved, rifles banned from turkey hunts

Apr. 11, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

HARRIBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has approved concurrent hunting for antlered and antlerless deer through the duration of the 2021-22 firearms deer season. LNP newspaper reports that commission members acknowledged at their spring meeting Saturday...

Steelhead rainbow trout leap up falls on way to spawning

Apr. 11, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

ORLEANS, Vt. (AP) — Steelhead rainbow trout are starting to migrate upstream this time of year in Vermont on their way to spawning grounds, creating one of state’s top wildlife watching opportunities, the Fish and Wildlife Department said Friday. The trout leap up...

New Wyoming law will allow people to take road kill to eat

Apr. 11, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Thousands of times a year, motorists inadvertently smash into Wyoming wildlife like mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, littering highway right-of-ways with carcasses that sometimes include dozens or hundreds of pounds of fresh, lean, edible meat. ...

Louisiana to take orders for oyster larvae beginning Monday

Apr. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it will start taking orders for oyster larvae through its online portal on Monday morning. The Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery typically gets about 20 to 30 orders a year for oyster...

Land trust acquires 38 acres along northern Indiana river

Apr. 11, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. (AP) — Nearly 40 acres in northern Indiana that includes wooded wetlands that are home to wildlife and native plants have been acquired by a land trust for protection as a nature preserve. The nonprofit ACRES Land Trust acquired the 38 acres along the...

Vehicles belonging to Saginaw-area organizations vandalized

Apr. 10, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — About 40 vehicles belonging to nonprofits and agencies in the Saginaw area have been vandalized this year. Six parked Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services small buses were damaged Wednesday and parts were cut off two Saginaw-Shiawassee...