Budget cuts close hatchery


Budget cuts have forced the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to close the 95-year-old Butte Falls Hatchery.

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Budget cuts have forced the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to close the 95-year-old Butte Falls Hatchery.

Faced with the cut of an additional 13 percent in its general fund operations, the agency has shuttered the state’s third oldest hatchery just seven years after making about $1 million in improvements.

A portion of the 13-acre property and its water right will revert to the federal government as required under a Depression-era deed, and the state will either sell or transfer what’s left of the land and its equipment.

Read more at Capital Press.

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