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  • USFWS seeks public comment on proposal to list West Coast Fisher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

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    West Coast Fisher Photo Credit: CC/Forest Wander
  • Once abundant in the western U.S., populations of the western yellow-billed cuckoo have declined for several decades. More than 90 percent of the cuckoo's riparian habitat west of the Continental Divide has been lost or degraded.

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    Yellow-billed Cuckoo Photo Credit: Mark Dettling
  • Restoration and Recovery Funding now available

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    Mazama Pocket Gopher in hand (Photo: WDFW)<
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)


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Current Activities

October 6, 2014 -  West Coast Population  of Fisher Proposed as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act 

October 2, 2014Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Receives Federal Protection under the Endangered Species Act

October 1, 2014 - Restoration and Recovery Funding (NOFA) now available!  Click here for details

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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