Pacific Region Highlights


Oregon Spotted Frog

"This unique and highly aquatic frog was once common in the Pacific Northwest and its decline signals degradation in the health of natural areas that provide for people as well as fish and wildlife," -- Tom McDowell, USFWS Photo by Teal Waterstrat / USFWS

Oregon Spotted Frog to be Protected under the Endangered Species Act


The Service announced today that it is listing the Oregon spotted frog as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The species will be protected throughout its range, which extends from southwestern British Columbia through the Puget/Willamette Valley, and in the Cascades Range from south-central Washington to the Klamath Basin in Oregon. Oregon spotted frogs may be extinct in California and the Willamette Valley of Oregon.


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Canada Geese at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge

Canada Geese at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge George Gentry USFWS

Service Proposes Liberal Waterfowl Hunting Season Frameworks


Surveys show most duck species populations remain strong - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes liberal hunting season lengths and bag limits for the upcoming 2014-15 late waterfowl seasons. States will select their individual seasons from within the federal frameworks that establish the earliest beginning and latest ending dates and the maximum season length and bag limits. According to the Service’s 2014 Waterfowl Population Status Report, population estimates for most species of ducks remained strong for this breeding season.


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In Washington and Oregon, partnering state fish and wildlife agencies are using funding to pursue a landscape-scale conservation initiative in the Willamette Valley and Puget Trough regions to benefit federally threatened and endangered species, as well as a host of other state-identified Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

In Washington and Oregon, partnering state fish and wildlife agencies are using funding to pursue a landscape-scale conservation initiative in the Willamette Valley and Puget Trough regions to benefit federally threatened and endangered species, as well as a host of other state-identified Species of Greatest Conservation Need. George Gentry/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Washington, Oregon and Idaho Receive Grants for Conservation Projects


Idaho, Oregon and Washington are among the states that will benefit from a total of $5.6 million in grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s competitive State Wildlife Grants program. The grants, which focus on large-scale conservation projects yielding measurable results, will be matched by more than $2.9 million in non-federal funds from states and their partners for projects that work to conserve and recover wildlife and their habitats.


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