Thursday, November 30, 2023

11/30 Noble fir, wolverines 'threatened,' Cedar R sockeye, Stanley Park trees, Sabina Dennis not guilty, deer kill

 Noble fir [Meindert van der Haven]

Noble fir Abies procera
The noble fir, also called red fir and Christmas tree, is a species of fir native to the Cascade Range and Pacific Coast Ranges of the northwestern Pacific Coast of the United States. It occurs at altitudes of 300–1,500 meters. (Wikipedia)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists wolverines as ‘threatened’ under Endangered Species Act
After more than two decades of petitions by wildlife conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed wolverines as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The decision marks a win for conservation groups, who have petitioned for a federal listing since 1995 and have gone through six rounds of successful litigation to secure federal protections. Mia Maldonado reports. (Washington State Standard)

Inside the effort to truck sockeye salmon past Lake Washington
A pilot project that trucks returning Cedar River sockeye salmon from the Chittenden Ballard Locks 40 miles to the state salmon hatchery on the Cedar River where their eggs and milt are harvested has proven more successful for stock survival that the high mortality suffered by returning salmon passing thru the locks and Lake Washington to return to spawn in the Cedar River. Isabella Breda reports. (Seattle Times)

Stanley Park is set to lose 25 per cent of its trees due to infestation
160,000 trees to be removed over next few years due to hemlock looper moth infestation. Mike Raptis reports. (Vancouver Sun)

Woman arrested during Wet'suwet'en pipeline blockade found not guilty
Sabina Dennis was acquitted on 1 charge of criminal contempt in B.C. Supreme Court. Jackie McKay reports. (CBC)

On the eve of mass fallow deer kill, pleas to stop the cull
A mass kill of fallow deer on Sidney Island is expected to start Friday, despite 11th-hour appeals from those who say it’s unnecessary, expensive and inhumane. Darron Kloster reports. (Times Colonist)

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Now, your tug weather--
West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-  218 AM PST Thu Nov 30 2023    
 SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 ft  at 12 seconds. Rain.  
 SE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S 15 to 25 kt after  midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft after  midnight. W swell 4 ft at 12 seconds building to 7 ft at  12 seconds after midnight. Rain.

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