USFWS Seeks Additional Information on West Coast Fisher Populations
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopened the comment period on the proposal to list the West Coast population of fisher as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
The Service is seeking additional information on threats to the fisher population to more fully inform the final listing decision. Comments will be accepted through May 14, 2015, and the final decision whether to list the species is now April 7, 2016. Read News Release>
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend by Celebrating Portland's Migratory Birds
On Saturday, May 23, come out and enjoy a bird walk, led by a local naturalist, right here in the city! You can see - and hear - Wilson's Warblers, Violet-Green Swallows, Belted Kingfishers, Wood Ducks, and many others. We've made it easy to go where the birds are! For the first time, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Reed College are offering three, one-hour-long bird walks at Reed Canyon to provide you a glimpse of the many birds in and around your neighborhood without having to leave the city limits. The bird walks are free. Rain or shine. Registration is required. For more details, and to sign up: http://bit.ly/REEDBIRDWALKS
Congratulations to the Oregon Chub Interagency Recovery Team! The 12 members of the team are the recipients of the Service's 2014 Recovery Champion Award. Delisitng the Oregon chub would not have been possible without their successful leadership. The Oregon chub, delisted in February, was the first fish delisted due to recovery under the ESA.
Recipients: Brian Bangs and Paul Scheerer, ODFW; Greg Taylor, US Army Corps of Engineers; Kim Garner, Ann Gray, Cat Brown, Jarod Jebousek, Chris Seal, Jock Beall, Ron Rhew, Pat DeHaan, USFWS; and Les Bachelor, Natural Resources Conservation Service.