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by John Garrigus Page 7 sponsored by: Hells Canyon Journal August 4, 2010 "Outfit Rocky Mountain Goats: In a cooperative effort be- tween the good folks at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Confed- erated Tribes of Warm Springs, a total of 45 Rocky Mountain goats, trapped in the Elkhorn Mountains of Baker County, were released on tribal lands in the Upper Whitewater River at the base of Mount Jefferson in central Oregon. An estimated 50 percent of the state's current Rocky Mountain goat population presently resides in the Elkhorns, with this year's capture and transplant mark- ing the 10th time the Elkhorn population has been used as the source population for transplanting goats to other areas of Oregon. Rocky Mountain goats are quite partial to salt during the spring and summer months, and the goats were trapped using a drop net baited with salt. Veterinary stafffrom ODFW was on hand to monitor the goats' health, collect blood samples to screen for disease and to ad- minister inoculations to the goats. Historical literature notes that Rocky Mountain goats were present on Mount Jefferson prior to the extir- pation of the species during the late 19th century during the westward migration and settlement of the state. Prob- able causes for the goats' dis- appearance include severe weather, climatic fluctuation and unregulated hunting. The current overall popu- lation of some 800 goats in the wilds of Oregon is the direct result of reintroduction efforts very similar to the transplant last week. This is the 18th time a relocation ef- fort has been made in Oregon since the program's first at- tempt in 1950. At that time, five goats from the Chopaka Mountains in northern Wash- ington were captured, trans- ported and released in the Wallowa Mountains by the Oregon Game Commission, now known in more politi- cally correct parlance as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Under ODFW's Rocky Mountain Goat and Bighorn Sheep Management Plan, ODFW transplants animals to attempt to reestablish populations in the animals' historic habitat, where pos- sible. The site-specific plan guides the reintroduction and monitoring of Rocky Moun- lain goats in the Cascades of central Oregon. In future years, the plan calls for the possible release of goats in the central Oregon Cascades, including Three Fingered Jack and the Three Sisters. The Confederated Tribes will manage the Rocky Moun- tain goat population on their lands to provide cultural and ceremonial opportunities for tribal members. Once an ad- equate population of 50 ani- mals has been established and maintained for five years, tribal members will be able to hunt the goats on tribal lands. Rocky Mountain goats are currently the rarest of game animals in Oregon with only 11 tags available for the 2010 hunting season. All controlled Rocky Mountain goat tags are a "once in a lifetime" tag, so the hunter may only draw one such tag, whether suc- cessful in their hunt or not. ODFW also provides a Rocky Mountain goat tag for raffle each year to raise money for research and rein- troduction efforts like the Mount Jefferson project. Last year's tag yielded $24,739 for these worthy programs. Fish Passage: Members of the public are invited to attend the Friday, August 13 meeting of the Oregon Fish Passage Task Force to be held in Enterprise to consider statewide fish passage issues. The meetingwill be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Prairie Creek Center in En- terprise. The meeting's agenda includes new mem- ber introductions, review of fish passage rules and waiT- ers. Two new members were Public Meel:ings Set for Greater Sage-Grouse Conservati(m Plan SERVICES REAL ESTATE YARD SALE The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a series of public meetings to present information and ac- cept public comment on a five- year update to the greater sage-grouse conservation plan. The updated plan, Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Assessment and Strategy for Oregon, builds on the 2005 plan and includes accom- plishments to date, refined population estimates, core- area mapping and mitigation recommendations. The meeting in Baker City will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, at the Sunridge Inn (Best Western), 1 Sunridge Lane. Meetings will also be held in Lakeview, Burns, Bend, Jor- dan Valley and Portland. The draft sage-grouse plan is available to view on ODFW's website, http://www. dfw. state.or,us/wildlife/ sagegrouse. Printed copies can be requested from the Wildlife Division, ODFW Headquarters, 3406 Cherry Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97303. Comments can be mailed to the headquarters' address or e-mailed to sage.grouse@ state.or.us. A briefing on the updated draft plan will be presented to the Oregon Fish and Wild- life Commission at their Oc- tober 1 meeting in Bend, where public comment on the plan will also be taken. The plan is scheduled for presen- tation and to be proposed for adoption at the Commission's December 3 meeting in Port- land. Written comments will be accepted through the De- cember 3 Commission meet- ing. The Oregon Conservation Strategy identifies the greater sage-grouse as a spe- cies in need of conservation. Learn more about its criti- cal habitats - sagebrush steppe and shrublands - in the habitat section of the Strategy. 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Main Street, Halfway 1 vff:1.".'f:Tr] =111: 1:1: t'_,1 ".'| WELLBEING DEEP TISSUE, CRANIOSACRAL Reduce Relieve Neck & Low Back Poin Shoulder Tension SPORTS MASSAGE MELANIE ALLARDALE , 742'4407 recently appointed to the task force. Dave Newton of Redmond will represent wa- ter users, and Douglas DeHart of Oregon City will represent fishery and conser- vation interests. The task force members are appointed by the ODFW Director and are eligible to serve two, four-year terms. The nine-member group meets quarterly to advise ODFW on fish passage poll- cies and issues. Providing adequate fish passage to his- torical habitat has proven to be one of the most effective methods of improving popu- lations. Task Force members are appointed to represent water users, fishery and con- servation interests and the general public. Deschutes River: While warmer than usual water temperatures are the cause of some consternation by fish- ing guides, anglers and fish- ery managers, there has, thus far, been little ill effect on the steelhead angling or the gen- eral health of the fish. According to recent creel surveys conducted on the Deschutes, anglers are still managing to catch steelies at a reasonable rate. There ap- pears to still be a good num- ber of fish returning to the Deschutes, and biologists have yet to note any of the stresses or diseases usually associated with warm water temperatures. The slightly higher-than- average temperatures in July were thought to be partially the result of the release of warm water from the Pelton Round Butte hydroelectric project, located some 100 river miles upstream from the river's joining with the Co- lumbia. The warm water re- leases are a part of a program being implemented by Port- land General Electric and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon to meet water qual- ity standards by restoring seasonal water temperature patterns similar to fluctua- tions occurring prior to the hydroelectric project's con- struction. These measures are required under the terms of the project's federal oper- ating license. In coordination with the Oregon Department of Envi- ronmental Quality and the ODFW, PGE operators con- tinue to keep a close eye on water temperatures below the dams and began this weekend past to adjust the mix of water being released from the dam to simulate more naturally occurring water temperatures. The Confederated Tribes continue to be a leader in attempting to restore some of the once-abundant fish and game in and around Oregon. 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Call 541-540-6591. 3 BDRM, 2 BATH home on Main Street in Richland, $550/mo. Call Steve at 541-540-6133. NEED A GIFT? OUT OF IDEAS? ConsiderSybyl Smith's PINE VALLEY VIGNETTES, for sale at the Hells Canyon Journal office, 8-5 M-F. The complete three-volume set is $59.95, or $19.95 each plus additional fee for shipping & han- dling .541-742-7900,hcj@ pinetel.com. LETTER-SIZE COPY PAPER FOR SALE BY THE REAM - perfect for photocopiers and A }, II m A BLI.,."'.']. ;nI=I=I=]-=W',, :41 laser printers, works with inkjet printers, too, $5 per ream. Available at the HCJ office. TAKEN AND PRINTED at the HCJ. $10 each. 742-7900 to schedule. 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Meetings each Wednesday 7:30 p.m, at the Halfway Library at Church &Gover. FAXING & COPY SERVICE AVAILABLE Photocopier with staple sorter is just the thing for making fast, collated, 2-sided handouts and informa- tion packets. Laminating avail- able, too. Reasonable rates. Hells Canyon Journal office, 145 N Main Street, Halfway, 541-742-7900. $4 FOR THE FIRST 3 LINES, 50 for each additional line. Rates per week. Call 742-7900 before 12:00 noon on Mon- days. VINTAGE HOUSE for sale, ex- cellent condition, wrought iron fenced yard, garage apt. Lrg cor- ner lot with views, 240 N. Pine, $158,000. 541-742-4812. $265,000 BOULDER FLAT LN, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, recently remod- eled, 20 irr. acres, shop & outbldgs, by owner. 541-742-2450. THE PINE EAGLE CLINIC is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of FT Office/Billing Manager. Medical office experi- ence and bookkeeping experi- ence preferred. Must be a team- player and customer service ori- ented. 32 hrs/wk with benefits. Wages DOE. Please bring re- sume to PE Clinic or mail to: PO Box 647, Halfway, OR 97834. THE PINE EAGLE CLINIC is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Clinic Manager. Must have accounting/financial background and management experience. Medical office expe- rience preferred. This is a Part- time position with benefits. Salary DOE. Please bring resume to PE Clinic or mail to: PO Box 647, Halfway, OR 97834. PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national ori- gin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limita- tion or discrimination." Famil- ial status includes children un- der the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any adver- tising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our read- ers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669- 9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing im- paired is 1-800-927-9275. 60654 Livestock Road La Grande, OR 97850 8OO-824-5298 DENNIS ARNZEN, OWNER 541.561.4697 TiM MCM1LLEN, YARD MGR, 541.910.3555 52 ISSUES of the HELLS CANYON JOURNAL $30 In-County $9 savings over weekly rate $40 Out-Of-County Hells Canyon Journal PO Box 646 Halfway, OR 97834 541-742-7900