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  • Housekeeping for Butterflies

    We are restoring prairies and connecting occupied Fender's blue butterfly sites at Hagg Lake. Limbing trees, removing scotch broom, planting speices that provide nectar... This is a partnership with many hands - Washington County Parks, inmates from Washington County Sherriff's Office, Institute of Applied Ecology, Bureau of Reclamation, and USFWS staff and volunteers!  

  • Got Turtles?

    Oregon’s native western pond turtle and western painted turtle are uncommon and it’s hard for them to find suitable habitat. If you have them on your property already - great!  The Oregon Native Turtle Working Group created a resource to help landowners maintain and even improve turtle habitat.

  • Grab the popcorn!!!

    Freshwaters Illustrated has created a stunning video about the Oregon spotted frog, a federally threatened species, and how partners are coming together in Oregon's Deshutes River Basin to protect it.  Watch the video.

  • A Special Story

    Borax Lake is a unique waterbody located in a remote section of eastern Oregon, and home to a single fish - the Borax Lake chub - and other fasinating creatures.  See the beauty of this lake and its inhabitats by scrolling through this storymap.   

  • Watershed Restoration Grant

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wildlife Council are taking applications for the 2019 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program. They'll award approximately $1.7 million in grants nationawide to rural and urban communities for projects improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Full proposals are due Jan 31st.

The News Room

Fisher Public Comment Period Reopens 30 Days

USFWS is seeking public comment on the 2014 proposal to list Pacific fisher in WA, OR, and CA as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The Service withdrew the proposal in 2016 after concluding the population did not warrant protection, but a September 2018 court ruling vacated that decision. The comment period closes March 4, 2019 and a final listing determination is due September 21, 2019.  

FR Notice News Release

Species Recovery Activity

  • Green Diamond Candidate Conservation Agreement Available

    On February 19, the USFWS will open a 30-day public comment period on the Green Diamond Candidate Conservation Agreement to benefit the Pacific fisher.  The National Environmental Policy Analysis (Categorical Exclusion) is also available for review and open to comment.  The announcement is available for Public Inspection at the Federal Register here

    Green Diamond CCAA Site PlanCategorical Exclusion


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