Pacific Region Highlights


Nene and goslings

Nene and goslings Photo Credit: USFWS

Service Awards $35 Million for Conservation of Endangered Species


The Service’s Pacific Region has awarded more than $7 million for projects in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. These grants are essential in helping advance collaborative conservation with our State partners while improving the health of the land and water that supports protected species. In Hawaii, nearly $1.2 million will go towards the Pupukea Mauka Watershed and Habitat Protection Project in Honolulu County. 


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Elicker speaking at the delisting of the Oregon chub.
Elicker speaking at the delisting of the Oregon chub. Photo Credit: USFWS

Pacific Region Selects New Fisheries Program Leader


Roy Elicker, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director, will move from state to Federal leadership this fall to be the Assistant Regional Director for Fishery Resources in the Pacific Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  

Elicker will lead the daily operation of the Federal fisheries program in the Pacific Northwest, the largest Federal program of its type in the nation. He assumes this new position on October 12.


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Susan White, Monuments Superintendent and Project Leader for the Pacific Reefs National Wildlife Refuge and Monuments Complex, holding a juvenile red-footed booby. Photo credit: USFWS

Susan White, Monuments Superintendent and Project Leader for the Pacific Reefs National Wildlife Refuge and Monuments Complex, holding a juvenile red-footed booby. USFWS

Monument Superintendent Receives DOI Award for Meritorious Service


Susan White, Monuments Superintendent and Project Leader for the Pacific Reefs National Wildlife Refuge and Monuments Complex, received the DOI Citation for Meritorious Service for her significant leadership and conservation contributions to marine and coastal ecosystems, and recognized dedication and accomplishments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. White has continually demonstrated scientific excellence in the study, management, and protection of coral reefs, seabirds, and marine ecosystems - restoring entire ecosystems and protecting millions of seabirds.


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Pacific Reefs NWR and Monuments Complex


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