Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:36:20 News Releases from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region Latest news from the U.S. Fish and Wildlfe Service Pacific Region fish and wildlife service, fish, refuges, duck stamps, hunting, permits en Offical U.S. Fish and Wildlife Logo News Releases from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region Tropical Sea Turtle Set to Fly South for Recovery Solstice, a distressed sea turtle that was rescued and then successfully treated by the Oregon Coast Aquarium and U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), is heading back to warmer waters. Swimming is a turtle's regular mode of transportation, but swimming in cold, Northwest waters is what caused trouble for Solstice in the first place. Instead, the U.S. Coast Guard stepped up and will airlift the turtle to southern California during a C-130 Hercules training mission on February 24. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:18:34 Endangered Species Act Scores Another Success as Oregon Chub Becomes First Fish Delisted Due to Recovery The Oregon chub may be a small fish, but it made huge waves today as it became the first fish ever removed from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Animals due to recovery. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) made the historic announcement today at an event at the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge in Corvallis, Oregon, attended by Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, Curt Melcher, director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and representatives of many other partners groups that were central to recovery of the chub. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:48:28 Fish and Wildlife Service Awards More Than $1.6 Million to Benefit Recreational Boaters in Oregon, Washington and Hawaii The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced more than $12.2 million in competitive grants for projects to support recreational boating through the Service's Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program. Oregon, Washington and Hawaii have been awarded Federal dollars to fund five projects from this competitive grant program which will provide opportunities for boaters, anglers, and tourists, while enhancing economic opportunities for marine operators and businesses in local communities. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:52:17 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Review Status of 133 Pacific Region Species The Pacific Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is initiating 5-year reviews of 133 species protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. The species are found in Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. A list of the species, their current listing classifications, and more information about them is available at Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:40:29 Service, Partners Launch Campaign to Save Monarch Butterfly, Engage Americans The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service haslaunched a major new campaign aimed at saving the declining monarch butterfly. The Service signed a cooperative agreement with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), announced a major new funding initiative with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), and pledged an additional $2 million in immediate funding for on-the-ground conservation projects around the country. Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:43:01 Kids Across the Nation Invited to Participate in the Endangered Species Youth 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. The USFWS encourages students K-12 to express their knowledge and support for conservation efforts through their artistic and creative talents. Young artists who are home schooled and participate in youth groups are also eligible to enter. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:44:11