State wildlife leaders to tour grouse, mine sites in Malheur County

The Oregon Fish & Wildlife field office in Ontario. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – The state fish and game commission will get an on-the-ground briefing on efforts to protect sage grouse in Malheur County and elsewhere Thursday. 

The county-wide tour will be the centerpiece of the commission’s two-day stay in Ontario by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission. 

The public is invited to join the seven-member commission on the tour that’s scheduled to begin at the Holiday Inn Express, 212 S.E. 10th St., at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. 

Citizens who join the tour have to provide their own transportation and lunch.

The tour will journey past Vale and go south down Russell Road.

The first stop will be to view an area . . .