Tag Archives: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Militia members have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge building

A group of militiamen on Saturday occupied the headquarters of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon in support of two brothers who are slated to report to prison on Monday on arson charges, the Oregonian newspaper reported. “We’re planning on staying here for years, absolutely,” Ammon Bundy, one of the occupiers, told the newspaper via telephone. Militia members at the refuge claimed to have as many as 150 supporters with them. The Malheur National Wildlife refuge building, federal property managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was closed for the holiday weekend. Read the article here 09:38

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge biologists hope commercial fishing will end carp invasion

-93eeeffb0b2672baSay what you will about the invasive common carp in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. They’re ugly. Unappetizing. A bane on the Eastern Oregon ecosystem. But don’t say they’re not resilient. Managers at the migratory bird sanctuary south of Burns have tried dynamite. They’ve tried poison. They’ve tried suffocating the fish by draining water from lakes and ponds. They’ve put screens across waterways to keep the carp from finding new territory. Read the article here 13:56