A landslide closed one of the pools at a popular hot springs in the Cascade mountains in April.
»Play Video Jim Heinrich, a shellfish biologist with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, collects samples of sea stars afflicted with wasting syndrome
Biologists are racing to understand a die-off affecting sea stars, also known as starfish, on the Oregon Coast.
Two of wolf OR-7’s pups peek out from a log on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, June 2, 2014. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Biologists confirmed that Oregon's wandering wolf is a proud papa. OR-7 and his mate have produced offspring in southwestern Oregon, the first pups confirmed born in the Oregon Cascades since the 1940s.
This May 25, 2014 photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Willdife shows OR-26, a 100-pound adult male, after he was fitted with a GPS tracking collar outside La Grande, Ore. State biologists have been trapping more of Oregon's growing wolf population and fitting them with tracking collars. The position reports help ranchers know when wolves are near their livestock, and reveal where young wolves are going in search of mates and new territories. (AP Photo/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says that so far in May, two males have been fitted with GPS collars to give daily satellite position reports like the ones that chronicled OR-7's incredible journey from northeastern Oregon into Northern California in search of a mate. The position reports also alert ranchers when wolves are near livestock.
Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.
The last razor clam dig of the season begins today on Washington beaches.
A male Fender's Blue butterfly warms in the sun after being released on Pigeon Butte, in William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Corvallis Gazette-Times, Andy Cripe)
The chilled butterfly was slow to emerge from the plastic tube that had housed her a few minutes before in a cooler.
»Play Video File photo of Multnomah Falls by Shannon L. Cheesman, KATU.com Producer/Reporter.
ODOT has activated a new gate at Exit 31 from eastbound Interstate 84 to Multnomah Falls that will close when the parking lot is full and prevent dangerous backups onto the freeway travel lanes.
»Play Video Perseid meteor over Keller, Wash. on Aug. 8, 2013. (Photo: YouNews contributor Rocky Raybell)
It's not often in a lifetime you get treated to a brand new meteor shower that no one has ever seen before, but that is the case Friday night with the (pardon me a moment while I go copy and paste this:) Camelopardalids Meteor Shower.
Mary Loos spent some time with local gardening expert Deby Barnhart, who is the owner of Cornell Farm, to learn some strategies for warm weather gardening.
Solo, a 12-year-old springer spaniel,hunts with his owner, Torsten Kjellstrand. (AP Photo)
Fewer Oregonians are hunting and fishing these days, translating into less money to sustain wildlife management and conservation. To help fill the gaps, the state's wildlife agency wants to raise fees for the outdoor enthusiasts who remain in a proposal to be revealed Thursday.
A female resident orca whale breaches while swimming in Puget Sound.
NOAA Fisheries is weighing whether to protect endangered orcas in the waters off the West Coast.
Workers labor near a tractor and barn in a tulip field near Mount Vernon, Wash. The area is host to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which runs through the month of April. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Most flower fields near Mount Vernon will be in full bloom this weekend as the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival continues through the month of April.
(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.