Camas National Wildlife Refuge occupies one of the Great Northern LCC's vast landscapes.

As a first step in testing and refining the surrogate species approach, each Service Region has initiated a pilot project.  The Pacific Region pilot project focuses on the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  This landscape is prime for the pilot selection of surrogate species because of the outstanding partnerships and conservation planning frameworks already in place. A preliminary set of 10 surrogate species, which reflect the larger set of fish and wildlife species and habitats in the Willamette Valley, is described in this draft report by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office.

The following resources provide more details on existing conservation efforts in the Willamette Valley.

http://www.fws.gov/YourWillametteValley/USFWS_In_The_Valley/USFWS_Working_For_The_Valley.html

http://www.dfw.state.or.us/conservationstrategy/docs/document_pdf/b-eco_wv.pdf

 http://archive.ecotrust.org/wpg/documents/WPG_Ecoregional_Assessment.pdf

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/oregon/placesweprotect/wv-fact-sheet.pdf