More than 320,000 visitors annually come to the three refuges in the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex — Baskett Slough, Ankeny and William L. Finley — in western Oregon. Since 2015, the refuges have been working to attract people of Latino heritage, about 25% of the population in the communities around the refuges.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service know that hunters of all backgrounds and abilities deserve access to quality hunting opportunities at America’s national wildlife refuges and other protected lands. We are proud to work with our state partners and other conservation organizations to provide hunting opportunities for all by hosting events for hunters with mobility, vision and other physical challenges.
After years of conservation efforts by the U.S. Air Force, the Okaloosa darter has made a remarkable recovery. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that this small fish, found solely in two counties in Florida, no longer faces the threat of extinction and does not need listing under the Endangered Species Act.
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