Listen to Paul Henson's interview on Think Out Loud about the recent decision that ESA listing protection is not required for the greater sage-grouse. To listen, click here - the interview is 5 minutes and 45 seconds into the program.
Service biologists recently assisted The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in collecting lamprey below Willamette Falls, to be released further upstream in their historic habitat of the Willamette Basin. This is part of a pilot project to reintroducce lamprey above impassable dams.
The USFWS determined that the Sierra Nevada red fox and the Columbia spotted frog, do not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act. The red fox occurs in the Oregon Cascades and the Columbia spotted frog is found in wetlands in Lake, Harney, and Malheur Counties.
Gov. Kate Brown issued an Executive Order adopting Oregon's Sage Grouse Action Plan and directing state agencies to implement it. These actions by the State of Oregon contribute to the conservation of the sagebrush ecosystem and the USFWS decision that this iconic bird does not require ESA protection. Read the plan.
Bull Trout Recovery Plan Finalized
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized its Bull Trout Recovery Plan, which outlines the conservation actions needed to recover bull trout. Read the news release.View the Recovery Plan documents. Frequently Asked Questions
Proposal to Reclassify Columbian White-Tailed Deer
In a move signaling the success of ongoing conservation efforts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to downlist the Columbia River population of the Columbian White-Tailed Deer from endangered to threatened. Public comments are accepted through December 7, 2015.Read the news release.Read the Proposal
Northern Red-legged Frog
Meet one of Oregon's new Surrogate Species. The northern red-legged frog was selected by the USFWS and its partners as one of the species to represent wetland habitat health in the Willamette Valley as part of a new Surrogate Species pilot project.
Communication Tip #1
Watch Dr. Janine Castro's video, "Speaking of Science: Stepping Out of the Stereotype," about effective presentations for the non-presenter. Dr. Castro is a biologist at the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office with a passion for making technical topics accessible to a wide audience. In this 1-hour presentation, she shares some fantastic tips for reaching your audience.Learn more about communicating science
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