Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:08:25 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 Secretary Jewell, Governor Brown Celebrate Landmark Agreements to Conserve up to 2.3 Million Acres of Sagebrush Habitat in Oregon BEND, Oregon - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Oregon Governor Kate Brown and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Ann Mills to celebrate landmark agreements that will allow landowners in all eight Eastern and Central Oregon counties with greater sage-grouse habitat to enroll their property in a voluntary conservation program - that could protect up to approximately 3 million acres. Landowners who participate receive assurances that they will not face additional regulatory requirements if the bird is protected under the Endangered Species Act. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:58:24 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375363 Successful Conservation Efforts Along Florida, Pacific Coasts Recognized in Revised ESA Listing of the Green Sea Turtle NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to reclassify the green sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and list turtles originating from two breeding populations currently considered endangered as threatened due to improvements in their populations. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:42:41 http://www.fws.gov/home/pdfs/NOAA-FWS-Green-Turtles-NEWS-RELEASE.pdf States to Receive $45 Million to Support Wildlife, Habitats and Imperiled Species The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the nationwide distribution of more than $45 million to states under the 2015 State Wildlife Grant Program. More than $3 million will be disbursed to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa to help prevent "Species of Special Concern" from becoming threatened, endangered, or extinct. These Congressionally authorized funds will build partnerships and engage community support to accomplish a shared conservation mission within and across state boundaries. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:13:53 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375361