Sea Creatures Wash Up On Waldport Beach

WALDPORT, Ore. —  The beaches in Waldport have a purple hue this week, after millions of jellyfish-looking creatures washed up on the shores this weekend. Millions of Velella velella are scattered across several miles of beaches. “They look just like jellyfish,” said Cameron Rauenhorst, Park Naturalist for Oregon State Parks at the Historic Alsea Bay … Continue reading »

ODFW Helps Families Unplug & Fish

EUGENE, Ore. — Families looking to enjoy the great outdoors got a little help from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Sunday. The ODFW holds free family fishing events all over the state, and each year there are two at the Canoe Canal in Alton Baker park. They provide fishing poles and bate, and … Continue reading »

ODFW Reworks Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a way of life in the state is declining, forcing it to rework its budget. ODFW says with fewer Oregonians fishing and hunting, there is less money to pay for wildlife management and conservation. The department has to look at how it pays for … Continue reading »

Wildlife Safari Cheetah

EUGENE, Ore. – Khayam, a cheetah from Wildlife Safari, stopped by the KEZI 9 News studio Monday. Wildlife Safari is offering one adult drive through certificate, one child drive through certificate and a “feed me” cup every morning. Just tune in to KEZI 9 News this Morning at 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.

USFWS Announces Plan to Save Spotted Owl

EUGENE, Ore. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed an experiment to save the threatened northern spotted owl, Tuesday. The Fish and Wildlife Service identified habitat loss and competition from the barred owls as the most pressing threats. Barred owls are more resilient to habitat loss because they’re larger than northern spotted owls, more … Continue reading »

Parking Permit Required at Wildlife Area

FERN RIDGE, Ore. — As of Jan. 1, visitors heading to any of the ODFW wildlife areas will be required to have a parking permit. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says daily permits are $7 and annual permits are $22. The permits must be bought from any of the nine wildlife areas and … Continue reading »