Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:47:43 News Releases from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region Latest news from the U.S. Fish and Wildlfe Service Pacific Region http://www.fws.gov/pacific/newsroom/ fish and wildlife service, fish, refuges, duck stamps, hunting, permits en fw1webmaster@fws.gov http://www.fws.gov/graphics/logo2005.gif http://www.fws.gov/pacific/newsroom/ Offical U.S. Fish and Wildlife Logo News Releases from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region Lek Cam Offers Streaming Video of the Sage-Grouse Strut Portland, OR - The greater sage-grouse's strutting dance is one of North America's defining wildlife spectacles, and one that few Americans have ever seen. Now, a new live-streaming video project supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy is offering the public a chance to see this amazing display without having to sneak out into the sagebrush in the frigid half-light before dawn. Instead, the performance can now be enjoyed, coffee in hand, from the comfort of home by visiting: nature.org . The best viewing times are between 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:30:07 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375369 Portland-Vancouver National Wildlife Refuges to Receive $1 Million in Additional Funding to Increase Community Engagement PORTLAND, Oregon - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced today that Portland-Vancouver National Wildlife Refuges will receive $1 million in funding to engage urban communities and youth in conservation and outdoor recreation. The Portland-Vancouver National Wildlife Refuges received this award through a Service-wide competition. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:53:54 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375368 Washington, Hawaii sites selected to showcase climate resilience as part of Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative The Department of the Interior (DOI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today recognized four collaborative landscape partnerships across the country where Federal agencies will focus efforts with partners to conserve and restore important lands and waters and make them more resilient to a changing climate. Building on existing collaborations, these Resilient Lands and Waters partnerships - located in southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington and the Great Lakes region - will help build resilience in regions vulnerable to climate change and related challenges. They will also showcase the benefits of landscape-scale management approaches and help enhance the carbon storage capacity of these natural area Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:23:25 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375367 Service Reopens Comment Period on Proposal to List West Coast Fisher Populations The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the comment period on a proposal to list the West Coast population of fisher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The Service has also extended its deadline to make a final decision whether to list the species to April 7, 2016.
The Service is opening a 30-day public comment period to solicit additional information to more fully inform the final listing decision. Specifically, the agency is seeking additional information on threats to the fisher population.
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Service to Initiate Review of Northern Spotted Owl Status Under the Endangered Species Act The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is commencing an evaluation of the status of the northern spotted owl, as required under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This review is the result of a petition to change the status of the owl from threatened to endangered. The review will also serve as the five-year review of the species as required under the ESA, and which was last completed in 2011. A five-year status review evaluates whether a federally protected species should remain listed, or if it meets the criteria for reclassification. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 08:06:09 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375365 Native American Tribes in Oregon and Washington to Receive Nearly $1 Million U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced more than $4 million in Tribal Wildlife Grants will go to fund 22 Native American projects that benefit fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. Of those funds, $999,785 will be awarded to tribes in Oregon and Washington. Since 2003, this program has provided more than $68 million to Native American tribes for more than 400 conservation projects administered by federally recognized tribes. These grants provide technical and financial assistance for the development and implementation of projects (including non-game species) that benefit fish, wildlife, cultural and natural resources. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:12:17 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375364