Car Hits Deer on I-5 Near Creswell

Near CRESWELL, Ore. — Oregon State Police is warning drivers to watch out for wildlife on I-5. A driver spotted a deer in the southbound lanes near Creswell just after 8 p.m. Friday. The driver tried to slow down but the deer ran across the interstate and hit the car head on. A following SUV … Continue reading »

Swimmers React to Fish Die-Off

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An advisory to keep people out of the Willamette River from Island Park in Springfield to Alton Baker Park in Eugene has some swimmers and fishermen finding a different place to go. But, others said they’ll still be going in the river despite this advisory. Many people out at the Willamette River … Continue reading »

Cougar Attacks Eugene Livestock

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has confirmed a cougar attack on livestock in Eugene over the weekend. John Schetzsle lives just off Floral Hill Drive. He says his girlfriend’s family has been living on this property for years with no problems. So, it was as big of a surprise … Continue reading »

Oregon Chub Makes History

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An Oregon native is making national news. The tiny minnow or Chub is the first fish species proposed to be de-listed under the Endangered Species Act. The Oregon Chub is only found in the Oregon Willamette Valley. When the species was first listed back in 1993, there were under a thousand fish … Continue reading »

ODFW Discusses Coquille Valley Plan

CHARLESTON, Ore. ―The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting of the Coquille Valley Wildlife Area Stakeholders Committee to create a management plan for a new wildlife area. The 12-person committee, representing landowners, drainage districts and agriculture, hunting, fishing and other conservation groups, will assist ODFW in creating a plan for … Continue reading »

ODFW Family Fishing Fun

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hosted a family fishing event at the Alton Baker Canoe Canal. It was part of the ODFW’s Outdoors program, which was designed to introduce young people and their families to the fun of fishing. The department provided all the equipment and instruction necessary to catch … Continue reading »

ODFW Warns of Illegal Turtles

SALEM, Ore. — State wildlife workers are sending out a warning about the dangers of illegal turtles. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildfire says those turtles, most of which came to the state as pets, are actually causing problems in local lakes and rivers. Experts say because turtles can live so long, up to … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Says Cougar Fear Unfounded

EUGENE, Ore. — Recent cougar sightings put Springfield residents on edge, but a local nonprofit that works to protect native predators says a lot of this fear is unfounded. Predator Defense has been working out of Eugene since the early 1990s. Its mission is to create alternatives for people to coexist with wildlife such as … Continue reading »