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  • Oregon Spotted Frog to be Protected under the Endangered Species Act

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    Oregon and Washington populations will be listed as threatened Learn More

    Oregon Spotted Frog (Photo credit: Teal Waterstraf, USFWS)
  • Four Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher to be Protected under the Endangered Species Act

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    After years of close collaboration with local landowners, state biologists, federal agencies and other partners. Read More

    Mazama Pocket Gopher in hand (Photo: WDFW)
  • Endangered Pygmy Rabbit Recovery Effort

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    Our country's smallest native rabbit gets a boost from outside populations Read more

    Pygmy rabbit (Photo: Penny Becker (WDFW)
  • Emergency Translocation of Columbian White-Tailed Deer

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    Biologists work against time to rescue and relocate endangered Columbian white-tailed deer Read more

    Helicopter aids in relocation of Columbian white-tailed deer (Photo: Tim Jewett)
  • Mussel Academy

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    What are these students finding in the Chehalis River? Have a look here

    Mussel Academy students (Photo: Meghan Kearney, USFWS)
  • White Salmon River Plots New Course

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    Changes unfold for the White Salmon now that Condit Dam is gone. Read More

    White Salmon River (Photo: Russ Howison, PacifiCorp)
  • Large Team Effort Results in Success for a Small Butterfly

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    Significant numbers of new mardon skipper populations discovered in the Washington Cascades and in coastal areas of California and Oregon. Read More

    Mardon skipper butterfly (Photo: Tom Kogut)
  • Rivers Resurrected: The Stories Behind the Condit and Elwha Dams

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    Years in the making, the White Salmon and Elwha Rivers are finally free. Learn about the people behind the projects.Read More

    Photo: Kate Benkert (USFWS)
  • Invasive Species: Zebra Mussels

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    Once established, these mussels will change ecosystems and food sources critical to native mussels and species such as salmon and trout. Read More

    Zebra mussels (Photo: USFWS)
  • Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $16.5 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands

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    The Skokomish River Estuary in Hood Canal, where the Washington Department of Ecology, Skokomish Tribal Nation, and the Mason Conservation District continue estuary restoration efforts supported by the USFWS. Read More

    Skokomish Estuary WA(Photo: C Swenson)
  • Elwha River Restoration

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    Elwha River weir – Monitoring fish response to dam removal Read More

    Elwha sampling (Photo: USFWS)


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Current Activities

September 8, 2014 - Reopening of Comment Period on Draft Economic Analysis for Oregon Spotted Frog

September 5, 2014 - Washington Department of Natural Resources proposed Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan available for review and comment

August 28, 2014 - Oregon Spotted Frog to be Protected under the Endangered Species Act

August 19, 2014 -  Review of Petition Information Finds Rare Island Marble Butterfly Requires Additional Study

August 14, 2014 -   Service Proposes Designation of Critical Habitat for Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo

August 12, 2014 - Service Determines Wolverine Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act

July 3, 2014 - Update on the Status of the National Environmental Policy Act Review for the Washington Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan

June 17, 2014 - Service Reopens Comment Period for Oregon Spotted Frog in Washington and Oregon

May 30, 2014 -
Marbled Murrelet Marine Monitoring Certification Training to be Held

May 7, 2014 - Service Proposes to Amend Listing of Woodland Caribou, Southern Selkirk Mountains Population 

April 8, 2014 - Four Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher to be Protected under the Endangered Species Act

February 13, 2014 - Raise your invasive species IQ by checking out our IQ - Invasives Quarterly

January 23, 2014 - Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $16.5 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands

December 19, 2013 - Endangered Species Act Protection Affirmed for Two Hanford Plants

November 21, 2013 - USFWS Delays Effective Date of ESA Plant Listing

 
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