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New Photos of OR7 and His Family

Photo - OR7's pup (John Stephenson, USFWS).

On July 12, remote trail cameras captured new photos of OR7, his mate and growing pups. Biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife initially observed the pups in early June, signifying the first known wolf reproduction in the Oregon Cascades since the mid-1940s.

Check out the recent photos at the link below.  Note: you'll have to look very closely to see that second pup.

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USFWS Reopens Comment Period for Oregon Spotted Frog in Oregon and Washington

Photo - Oregon spotted frog (Courtesy of Alan St. John).

The USFWS announced the reopening of the comment period on its August 29, 2013, proposed designation of critical habitat for the Oregon spotted frog under the federal Endangered Species Act. Based on new information received, the USFWS is proposing changes to four of the 14 proposed critical habit areas: the Lower Deschutes River, Williamson River, Upper Klamath Lake, and Upper Klamath.

In addition, the USFWS also announced the availability of a draft economic analysis of the proposed critical habitat designation for the Oregon spotted frog, which addresses the potential incremental economic impacts of critical habitat designation for the species.
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See a new video on bull trout reintroduction in the Clackamas River

Watch this stunning 4-minute video on the reintroduction of bull trout to the Clackamas River, Oregon!!!! The video tells the story of the diligent efforts of fish biologists to once again see bull trout flourish in waters where they were eliminated over 50 years ago. The video was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and produced by Freshwaters Illustrated, a not-for-profit oganization based in Oregon whose goal is to raise aquatic awareness through photo, video and film.

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