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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

Coastal Marten Proposed for ESA Protection

The Service is proposing to list the coastal distinct population segment of the Pacific marten as a threatened species under the ESA. It's scheduled to publish in the Federal Register Oct 9, opening a 60-day public comment period.  You can comment until Dec 10, 2018. 

Link to the Proposed Rule

Species Recovery Activity

  • Pups for White River Wolves

    A remote camera on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation captured images of two pups. This marks the first known reproduction by wolves in the northern portion of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains since wolves began returning to the state in the 2000s.


    Find out more about wolves in Oregon


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