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Oregon Governor Kate Brown Signs Critical Wildlife Corridor Legislation Into Law

Oregon has the West Coast’s highest rate of vehicle-wildlife collisions, but road trips could soon be safer for both people and animals, thanks to new legislation signed by Gov. Kate Brown today. The bipartisan Oregon “Wildlife Corridors Bill” aims to reduce collisions by mapping the state’s major wildlife corridors and creating a plan to protect them. Photo: done4today / Adobe Stock

A small greenish gray fish slides on its belly along a pebbly underwater surface.

Species of the Pacific: Bull Trout

In this final post in our series of blog posts profiling Pacific Northwest species, we present to you the bull trout. Like most species that bear the yoke of climate change most acutely, the bull trout faces a combination of persistent threats rather than one major threat. The widespread warming of streams due to human development and climate change is at odds with the bull trout’s conditions for survival. Photo: Shannon Downey, USFWS