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  • Recovery Superstars!!!

    Congrats to Rebecca Chuck, Deputy Project Leader for Oregon Coast NWR Complex, and biologist Anne Walker, from our Newport Field Office - both recipients of the USFWS 2018 Recovery Champions Award.  Through their efforts, we’ve reached significant conservation and recovery milestones for the Oregon silverspot butterfly.   

    Read more about their project in this blog

  • Put Your Stamp on Conservation

    The 2019-2020 Federal and Jr. Duck Stamps are now on sale! Since 1934, Federal duck stamp sales have raised more than $1 billion to protect 6 million acres of waterfowl habitat on national wildlife refuges.  Jr.Duck Stamp sales instead support our K-12 arts & sciences program that teaches waterfowl biology and wetland conservation. Click here to learn about Jr. Duck Stamp in Oregon.

  • Collaboration Leads to Conservation

    Green Diamond Resource Company and USFWS entered a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances that protects fisher on nearly 500,000 acres of working forest land. It's an important link in a regional range-wide effort to protect the west coast population of the fisher. Check out the News Release!

  • Oregon's Recovery Stories

    The Endangered Species Act was enacted to prevent extinction and help recover imperiled species. To accomplish recovery goals, we work closely with partners to utilize all available ESA tools. When possible, we try to prevent species from being listed in the first place. In Oregon, we've made significant progress in recovering rare and imperiled species. 

    Link to the StoryMap

  • Oregon Wolf Recovery Going Strong

    As confirmed by trail camera photos of a newly discovered group of 3 wolves in the Oregon Cascades on the Umpqua NF. In just over 10 years, Oregon has gone from documenting its first packs to a minimum number of 137 wolves in 16 packs at the end of 2018.  Go to the ODFW wolf page for more info.

The News Room

Delisting Proposed for Gray Wolf

Gray wolves no longer meet the definition of threatened or endangered under the ESA.  Therefore, the Service is proposing to return management of all gray wolves to the states and tribes who have been so central to the species’ recovery.  The public comment on this delisting proposal has been extended another 60 days and now closes July 15, 2019.

FR Notice

Species Recovery Activity


  • Oregon Zoo Partnership

    For many years we've worked with the zoo to conserve locally imperiled species such as Oregon silverspot butterfly, western pond turtle, Taylor's checkerspot butterfly, California condors, and more... We also have a full-time interpretive specialist at the zoo, working hand-in-hand with zoo staff in the development of activities, displays and programs designed to communicate our shared conservation messages --- a first for our agency.  

    July Engagement in the NESt

    Wed, Thur, Fri afternoons
    July 17-19, 24-26, 31

    Twilight Tuesday
    July 16, 2019 - 5pm to 8pm

    August Engagement in the NESt
    Wed, Fri afternoons
    August 2, 7,9,14,16, 21 23 

    Twilight Tuesday
    Aug 20, 2019 - 5pm to 8pm

    Vulture Awareness Day
    Sept 7, 2019





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