(File photo: Craig Hayslip/OSU Marine Mammal Institute)
The spring migration of gray whales is underway as more than 20,000 swim from their breeding waters off Baja, Mexico, to rich feeding grounds in Alaska's Bering Sea.
Mazama pocket gopher (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)
The Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans Tuesday to list four subspecies of Mazama pocket gophers as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Kentucky Falls Trail leads to a pair of waterfalls over 100 feet in the coast mountain range west of Eugene, Ore., including North Fork Falls, on the left, and Lower Kentucky Falls, on the right, shown in this April, 2013 photo. (AP Photo/The Statesman Journal, Zach Urness)
These are destinations every bit as spectacular as Oregon's main tourist draws — Mount Hood, Columbia River Gorge, Silver Falls — that are visited a fraction of the time.
Time to tiptoe through the tulips in Woodburn. The Tulip Fest is on through May 4 at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, where 40 acres of blooming tulips await. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 30 minutes from Salem at 33814 S. Meridian Rd., Woodburn, OR 97071.
Time to tiptoe through the tulips in Woodburn, where the Tulip Fest is on through May 4 at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.
Wreckage of Government Hill School in Anchorage. The south wing of the building, shown here, collapsed into a graben at the head of the landslide. Slip of the graben block is shown by displacement of the roofline.
The earth shook for 4 1/2 minutes on March 27, 1964, at 5:36 p.m. as the largest earthquake in U.S. history tossed and bent Alaska. The 9.2 magnitude earthquake killed 15 people. Another 113 died in tsunamis, including 4 in Oregon. The damage was costly: $113 million in 1964 dollars, more than $2.3 billion by today's standards.
Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says razor clam digging on Washington's beaches begins Wednesday.
File - This May 8, 2012 file photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Game shows OR-7, the Oregon wolf that has trekked across two states looking for a mate, on a sagebrush hillside in Modoc County, Calif. An expedition is gearing up to hike and bike along the 1,200-mile trail of wandering wolf OR-7 as he trekked across Oregon into Northern California, crossing territory that hasn’t seen his kind in nearly a century as he looked for a mate. They hope the journey, as told in traditional storytelling, multimedia blogging, and a documentary film, will offer new insights into what the spread of wolves across the West means for the people who live here. (AP Photo/Richard Shinn/California Department of Fish and Game, File)
Wildlife advocates are preparing to retrace the 1,200-mile path of a wandering wolf whose trek in 2011 across Oregon and California attracted worldwide attention, hoping their upcoming journey will help build greater acceptance of wolves as they reclaim lost territories across the West.
A Pendleton, Ore., man and his two teenage sons say they found a thirsty, famished Airedale terrier struggling to move in deep snow when they paused after a 14-mile snowmobile ride into the northeast Oregon backcountry.
Photo taken July 6, 2013 of OR-17 with a 2013 pup of the Imnaha pack. Idaho Fish and Game spokesman Mike Demick confirmed Thursday the 2-year-old female was shot and killed by a hunter March 2, about a week after leaving Oregon.
A second GPS-collared wolf from Oregon has been killed by a hunter in Idaho.
This 2012 photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a wolf from the Minam pack in the Eagle Cap Wilderness in northeastern Oregon. The 2013 draft annual wolf report from the department shows the Oregon wolf population continues to grow, spinning off another pathfinder that made its way some 200 miles west to the Cascade Range. Tracks were confirmed last December on the eastern flanks of Mount Hood. The wandering wolf OR-7 has been roaming the southern Cascades since 2011. (AP Photo/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Oregon's wolf population continues to grow and has spun off another pathfinder that made it to the Cascades.
In this handout photo provided by the Rafn Company, a mammoth tusk is fully exposed after being excavated overnight and into early Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Rafn Company, Craig Leckness)
Scientists on Friday partially encased a mammoth tusk in plaster as they prepared to extract it from the 30-foot-deep pit where it was found this week at a downtown Seattle construction site.
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An extremely rare piece of history was discovered this week in a South Lake Union construction site.
This Jan. 16, 2014 photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows an Oregon chub at the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge near Corvallis, Ore. The tiny fish found only in Oregon has become the first fish in the country removed from Endangered Species Act protection because it no longer faces extinction. It was put on the endangered species list 21 years ago. (AP Photo/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rick Swart)
A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is set to become the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer threatened with extinction.
Old growth Douglas fir trees stand along the Salmon river Trail on the Mt. Hood National Forest outside Zigzag, Ore., in this June 25, 2004 file photo. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A new study has warned that a fungus that devours the roots of Douglas fir trees in the Northwest could become a bigger killer as the climate changes.
James Gould holds a puppy wearing the Web Master Harness in the Ruffwear booth at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Ruffwear, is a maker of performance dog gear in Bend, Ore. Bringing together 1,000 of the world's manufacturers and distributors, it is a showcase for the latest gear and fashions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A trend at the world's largest outdoor-gear trade show is equipment and apparel that's also fashionable, easy to use or comfortable — from roomy spoon-shaped sleeping bags and pillow-top air mattresses to espresso makers and camp stoves that do double duty boiling water and charging electronic devices. Other vendors offer rugged leashes, life vests and even energy bars just for dogs.