The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office and its Field Offices throughout the state are part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Ecological Services program. This program works closely with our partners to conserve the nation's fish, wildlife, plants, and habitat by providing national leadership for the conservation of species and their habitats under the authorities of the Endangered Species Act, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, the Coastal Barrier Resources Protection Act, the Clean Water Act, and more.
Recovery is the ultimate goal of the endangered species program - to restore the species to the point where it is a secure, self-sustaining part of its ecosystem and to the point that protections under the Endangered Species Act are no longer needed. This involves protecting and often restoring the habitat in which the species can thrive. Recovery actions can take many forms and our program has many aspects to reflect the diverse nature of threatened and endangered species recovery.