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  • Calling for Proposals!!!

    The Service is accepting ESA Section 6 grant proposals for conservation activities benefitting the nation's most imperiled species through Mar. 17.  These federal grants support voluntary conservation projects for both listed and candidate species.

    Click here to find out more.

  • Oregon Zoo Education Center Now Open!!!

    The zoo has a new education center filled with amazing activities and throughout March experts will present a series of Wildlife Talks about insects, turtles, condors, and butterflies.  No zoo admission is needed to attend, but registration is required.    

    Find out more 

  • OFWO Leader is a Science Champion

    Our State Supervisor, Paul Henson, received the Service's 2016 Science Leadership Award!  Paul champions the use of high quality science in conservation decision-making.  He empowers his staff to do the same and leads by example - advancing reasonable approaches to accomplish conservation goals.  

  • $$$ available thru Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program

    NRCS's voluntary program helps eligible conservation partners protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands by integrating wetland restoration with working farms and ranchs.  Get your proposal in by April 24!!!  

    Read the Press Release

  • One Step at a Time

    Together, the National Park Service, the Yurok Tribe, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are proposing to restore condors in California by reintroducing birds into Yurok Ancestral Territory within Redwood National Park.  There are many steps in the planning process - currently, we are reviewing comments received during public scoping.  

    Find more details and get updates by clicking here

The News Room

Remembering An Inspirational Scientist

This week the Service lost a legendary bird conservationist - Chandler Robbins. Born in 1918, Chandler worked for the Service for 60 years, even into retirement, making critical contributions to our knowledge of bird banding, breeding bird surveys and bird identification.  He will be greatly missed. 

Read about his life's journey

Species Listing Activity

  • Coastal Butterfly on Path towards Reintroduction

    With the goal of recovering the Oregon silverspot butterfly, we will reintroduce them at Nestucca Bay NWR and Saddle Mtn State Natural Area.  Special ESA provisions were proposed to help alleviate concerns of adjacent landowners and public comments were accepted thru 2/21.  The rule is expected to finalize this summer, in time to transfer larvae.  

    Read public comments and peer review Frequently Asked Questions

Art Meets Science

  • Jr. Duck Stamp Judging is 3/24!!!

    This is more than an art contest - it's a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches youth about waterfowl, their habitat, and builds a foundation for lifelong wildlife appreciation and conservation. Kids from K-12 share what they learn about waterfowl conservation through art.

    There are prizes for Oregon winners, and the overall winner for Oregon competes nationally for a cash prize. Entries were due March 15.  Judging takes place March 24 at the Tualatin River NWR and its open to the public.

    Read more about the contest here.  For questions, contact Jodie Delavan at or (503) 231-6984.

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