Cassandra Profita

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A Fight for New Wilderness

Despite the 1964 Wilderness Act, Congress, local opposition and special interest groups are making it increasingly harder to pass wilderness bills, which would legally protect federal lands from development, but advocates in Southeast Oregon continues to fight for wilderness designation for Owyhee Canyon lands. Cassandra Profita from EarthFix reports.

Oregon Minnow Thriving and No Longer Endangered

A tiny minnow called the Oregon Chub was put on the Endangered Species List more than 20 years ago. But the Chub has rebounded, and now officials want to make it the first fish ever taken off the Endangered Species List because of population recovery.