A voluntary conservation agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and non-federal forest landowners is being proposed to benefit fishers. Read the News Release
Many helping hands assisted in the rescue and rehabilitation of two sea turtles stranded along the Pacific Coast this past winter. A Pacific green (found in Canada) and an olive ridley (found in WA) were successfully rehabilitated at the Vancouver and the Seattle Aquariums. On April 21, both turtles flew in a C-130 to San Diego where they will complete their rehab at Sea World.
Watch greater sage-grouse strut their stuff every morning from a live-streaming camera located on a lek in Central Oregon. Sage grouse have a unique and impressive mating ritual that happens between about 5 and 9 am. Don't miss it!
Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Oregon Zoo on May 21, 9:45am to 3:00pm. Get a free adventure passport at the entrance, and be sure to stop by our USFWS display and activities table! View the schedule of events.
Draft Safe Harbor Agreement
The Service requests comments on a safe harbor agreement addressing access to lands for the survey and removal of barred owls as part of the Service's Barred Owl Removal Experiment.
West Coast Population of Fisher Will Not Be Listed Under ESA
The USFWS announced its finding that the West Coast Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of fisher does not face the risk of extinction now or in the foreseeable future and therefore does not require the protection of the Endangered Species Act. More information about this finding is available at: http://www.fws.gov/yreka/
Oregon Spotted Frog
Biologists are just finishing up egg mass surveys in the Deschutes Basin. Breeding starts after the snow melts in Central Oregon, much later than in Washington where the frog occurs at lower elevations. Oregon spotted frog is native to the Pacific Northwest and spends most of its time in water. It was listed as threatend under the ESA in 2014.
Art Meets Science
Jr. Duck Stamp Results
The results of the Oregon Jr. Duck Stamp Contest are in! From 322 entries, a premiere panel of five judges selected a Best of Show and a total of 36 first, second, and third place winners. The Best of Show went to a painting of Harlequin ducks titled, "Never Alone." The artist is Martha Nguyen, aged 16.Get the details!
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