Pacific Region Highlights


Image of a Pacific Walrus by semifinalist Elizabeth Lee, age 9
Image of a Pacific Walrus by semifinalist Elizabeth Lee, age 9 Joel Garlich-Miller USFWS

Youth Invited to Participate in Endangered Species Art Contest!


Youth across the nation are invited to put their creative skills to work for wildlife in the 2015 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, an integral part of the 10th annual national Endangered Species Day celebration. Contest encourages children in grades K-12 to learn about the plight of endangered wildlife around the globe and the importance of conservation.  This national contest encourages kids to express their knowledge and support for conservation efforts through their artistic and creative talents.


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Celebrate Endangered Species Day


Wetlands in Kilchis Oregon
Wetlands in Kilchis Oregon C. Swenson USFWS

Service Announces Nearly $9.5 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands


The Service will award nearly $21 million to conserve, acquire and restore America's coastal wetlands. Awarded under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, funds will be used to protect and enhance coastal wetlands thereby providing long-term conservation benefits to fish, wildlife and their habitat. The 2015 grant cycle awarded Oregon with more than $3.5 million to fund four projects; Hawaii will receive $1 million for a 66-acre project on Molokai and nearly $5 million will be awarded for five projects in Washington.


See the complete list of 2015 projects funded

Learn more about the USFWS Coastal Program

News Release


Eric Rickerson, Supervisor, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office

Eric Rickerson, Supervisor, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office USFWS

New Leader at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Washington Fish and Wildlife Office


Longtime natural resource professional Eric Rickerson has been hired as Supervisor for the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Rickerson will provide leadership in all facets of the federal agency’s wildlife conservation responsibilities, including our important partnerships with Tribes, Washington state, other federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and others.


News Release


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