More than 1,500 rough-skinned newts were rescued and relocated from the construction site in a single day last week. Newts are the most abundant amphibian species being found in ditches that are being filled.
Seventy-five years of successful
wildlife management is the
remarkable legacy of the
Restoration Act, and the cause
of our 75th celebration. Along
with the Dingell-Johnson Sport
Fish Restoration Act, it is the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists monitoring ditch filling. Ditches are filled slowly to pushing any fish downstream out of the construction area. Fish are also captured and relocated when...