Pacific Region Highlights

Columbian white-tailed deer with ear tags.

This deer was spotted on the Wildlife Drive at Ridgefield NWR. That's not jewelry in his ears, they are tags that help biologists identify and keep track of this endangered species. K. Meyer

Service Proposes to Downlist the Columbian White-Tailed Deer

In a move signaling the success of ongoing conservation efforts in the Pacific Northwest and the benefits the Endangered Species Act affords our most at-risk wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to downlist the Columbian white-tailed deer from endangered to threatened. The Service is opening a 60-day public comment period on the proposal.

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Bull trout

Joel Sartore/ National Geographic & Wade Fredenberg/ USFWS

Service Completes Final Bull Trout Recovery Plan

Efforts to conserve a key cold-water fish species got a boost when the Service announced the final Bull Trout Recovery Plan, which outlines the conservation actions needed to recover bull trout. The final recovery plan was developed after more than a year of collaboration with interested and knowledgeable federal, tribal, state, private, and other parties. At the core of the plan’s strategy are six geographically specific implementation plans.

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Greater Sage-Grouse

Greater sage-grouse USFWS

Historic Conservation Campaign Protects Greater Sage-Grouse

A status review conducted by the Service has found that the greater sage-grouse remains relatively abundant and well-distributed across the species’ 173-million acre range and does not face the risk of extinction now or in the foreseeable future.

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