Pacific Region Highlights


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

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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.


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Visit a National Wildlife Refuge for free
Visit a National Wildlife Refuge for free FWS Image

National Wildlife Refuges Announce Fee-Free Days for 2015!


Get outside and enjoy some of the country's most magical places – America's national wildlife refuges will offer free admission on these days in 2015. The fee holidays are scheduled each year to encourage Americans to visit their public lands and enjoy firsthand the natural and cultural experiences they have to offer. There's at least one refuge in every state…and one within an hour's drive of most major metropolitan areas.


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