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.
In a ceremony held Sept. 1, the Zoo commemorated the start of construction on its new education center. We are thrilled to be a close partner in this innovative education center. Once completed in 2017, it will offer visitors creative experiences to learn about wildlife and the natural world. Learn more from the Zoo.
This stunning 4-minute video tells the story of the diligent efforts of fish biologists to once again see bull trout flourish in waters of the Clackamas River, where they were eliminated over 50 years ago. Learn more about the reintroduction project.
Family Photos: Check out the Latest From OR7
OR7's Rogue Pack has expanded. In late June, a trail camera captured photos of young pups, confirming that OR7 and his mate had a second litter. Three yearlings, which were born in 2014, also survived the winter and remain with the Rogue Pack.See a video of OR7s yearlings playing Go to the complete News Room
Draft Implementation Plans for Bull Trout Recovery
In June, the Service released draft Recovery Unit Implementation Plans outlining conservation actions needed to recover bull trout. These implementation plans are part of the final recovery plan and were developed in collaboration with federal, tribal, state, and private parties.View the draft plansView the map of recovery units
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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