The first wild-hatched condor in more than a century has survived to leave its nest and soar among the majestic rock formations in Pinnacles National Park, California! Read about its connection to the Oregon Zoo here!
The public comment period for the proposal to list North American Wolverine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act has reopened. USFWS is seeking any scientific or commercial information on this species. The comment period closes November 17, 2016.
The USPS is showcasing 2 iconic pollinators - the Monarch butterfly and western honeybee - on their 2017 forever stamps! This pays tribute to the beauty an ecological importance of pollinators. Learn more about pollinators, and how you can help them, here.
This November, the Bureau of Land Management and Oregon Department of Agriculture introduced a new rough popcornflower population on BLM's North Bank Habitat Management Area in Douglas County. This endangered plant has a very small range in southwestern Oregon - so efforts like this are important for its recovery.
A short video takes you through the process - from the USFS Clarno Nursery to the Bend Seed Extractory to the final restoration work by the Service's Partner's Program. These seeds will grow into milkweed plants, helping conserve monarch butterflies and other native pollinators.
Conservation Plan for Streaked-Horned Lark Proposed
The Port of Portland is helping to conserve the streaked-horned lark on lands it owns and manages by developing a conservation plan with the Service. The draft plan and environmental assessment are currently out for public review and comments will be accepted thru Jan 6. Click here for official Federal Register notice.Draft Habitat Conservation Plan Environmental Assessment
Service Finalizes Mitigation Policy
This revised policy will guide our review of potential impacts of land and water development projects on America's wildlife and their habitats. Through this policy, the Service will help others mitigate - avoid, minimize and compensate- for a projects's impacts to species and/or their homes.
Getting Schooled on Fish Taxonomy
Hot off the press! A Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Oregon by Douglas F. Markle is now available. It is the first authoritative guide to native and non-native freshwater fishes found in Oregon. This book combines the rigorous science of Oregon State University's Dr. Markle with beautiful illustrations by renowned artist Joseph R. Tomelleri.
Art Meets Science
Jr. Duck Stamp Art Exhibit
The winning entries from the 2016 Jr. Duck Stamp Contest are on display throughout Oregon. See the Best of Show and a total of 36 first, second, and third place winners:
Learn more about the Jr. Duck Stamp Program in Oregon here
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