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  • Oregon State Supervisor on OPB's Think Out Loud

    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.

  • In Search of Lamprey

    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.   

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  • Oregon Zoo Education Center Groundbreaking

    Regional Director, Robyn Thorson, joined the Zoo on Sept. 1 to commemorate the start of construction on its new state-of-the-art facility. We are thrilled to be a close partner in this innovative education center.  See highlights of the ceremony.  

  • Oregon Adopts Sage Grouse Action Plan

    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.


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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

Species Listing Activity

  • 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. 


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