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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle
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National Eagle Repository to Implement Changes for Eagle Feather Distribution


The Service recognizes the importance of eagles in the cultural and religious pursuits of many Tribal members, and is committed to facilitating those pursuits through the distribution of eagles and their parts by the National Eagle Repository.  Thousands of eagle orders are filled each year, however, the wait times for different eagle parts may vary due to the number of orders that exceed the number of eagles in the Repository.  The Repository has recognized the need to change it's distribution processes in an attempt to decrease current wait times for eagles, their parts and feathers.  These changes will be implemented starting June 1st.



View the changes here

Learn more about the National Eagle Repository


Tribal biologist identifies the location of river otters on the Lower Elwha River

Tribal biologist identifies the location of river otters on the Lower Elwha River
Jane Chorazy, USFWS

Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Applications For Tribal Wildlife Grants


The Service is requesting proposals from federally recognized Tribes for the FY 2015 Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program.  The grant cycle opened May 1, 2014 and will close after Labor Day.  Proposals must be submitted to the Pacific Regional Office with a postmark of no later than September 2, 2014.  Tribes with a headquarters office located in Idaho, Oregon and Washington  should submit your applications to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, WSFR - Tribal Grant Program,  911 N.E. 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon  97232.  Grant Applications may be submitted electronically to the Tribal Grants Manager, Barbara Behan, at r1fa_grants@fws.gov  or you may call her directly at (503) 231-2066.



Tribal Wildlife Grant Information and Application

Learn more about the Service's Tribal Program

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Kitsap Peninsula

Kitsap Peninsula
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Interior Secretary Attends Tribal Summit on Kitsap Peninsula


Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, visited the Kitsap Peninsula this week for a Tribal Summit.  Initiated by Congressman Derek Kilmer, the summit addressed issues such as habitat protection, climate change and species conservation. 



Watch the video from Interior This Week