Pacific Region Highlights

FWS Biologist holds a Little Brown Bat
FWS Biologist holds a Little Brown Bat FWS Image

Service Awards Grants to 35 States for Work on Deadly Bat Disease

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced grants to State natural resource agencies to support efforts related to white-nose syndrome (WNS). More than $56,000 will support research and monitoring projects in Idaho and Oregon. Confirmed in 26 states and five Canadian provinces, this research is essential to monitor bat populations and prepare for and respond to WNS, a disease that afflicts bats.

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Learn more about White-nose Syndrome

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A pair of ruddy ducks - painted by wildlife artist Jennifer Miller
A pair of ruddy ducks - painted by wildlife artist Jennifer Miller FWS Image

Put Your Stamp on Conservation

Ruddy ducks took center stage today for hunters, conservationists and stamp collectors as the new Federal Duck Stamp went on sale. The 2015-2016 Federal Duck Stamp was painted by wildlife artist Jennifer Miller of Olean, NY - one of only three woman ever to win the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.  The Federal Duck Stamp is the nation’s most unique and successful conservation stamp and has raised more than $800 million to protect more than 6 million acres of habitat for birds and other wildlife.  Waterfowl hunters, birders, outdoors enthusiasts, artists and stamp collectors contribute to conservation with the purchase of a Duck Stamp.

Purchase your Duck Stamp today

Learn more about the Duck Stamp Program

Celebrate Pollinators!
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Bee on the lookout for pollinators this week - Birds, Bats, Bees and Butterflies

We call your attention to those little known creatures that help nature bring fruits and vegetables to your table. These insects and animals travel from plant to plant, carrying pollen on their bodies, essential for the transfer of genetic material needed to reproduce most flowering plants. These animals are essential for a healthy ecosystem and are in trouble. Learn how you can protect these species by planting a pollinator garden, building a bee block, or simply reducing your pesticide use.

Pollinator Week 2015

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The buzz about pollinators

Learn about the FWS' Save the Monarch Initiative

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