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  • Keep Kids Learning

    With kids out of school, the Fish and Wildlife Service has resources for anyone who wants to engage and inspire young people of all ages to explore nature and understand the important roles birds play in our lives and the health of the environment.  Use these in the backyard, alone or in combo with an Audubon and FWS Schoolyard Habitat Cirriculum.  

  • Stuck at Home

    If you're stuck at home and wanting to commiserate, maybe it's time to talk with a Pacific lamprey.  If only they could!!!  Pacific Lamprey are literally stuck at home.  Learn about this fascinating creature and how important they are to our PNW home, both ecologically and culturally by clicking here


  • A Promising Sign

    Endangered Taylor’s checkspot butterfly caterpillars were released near Corvallis in March, and this week an adult butterfly was observed near the same spot.  Very positive news for our efforts to reintroduce this butterfly into new locations in the Willamette Valley. Find out more about our recovery partnership with Oregon Zoo, Mission Creek Correctional Center and Coffee Creek Correctional Facility here

  • Beauty from Disaster

    Twenty years after the New Carissa oil spill, awe-inspiring art panels highlight our treasured natural resources along the Oregon Coast.  Walk through the tragic story of the oil spill, the subsequent wildlife rescue, and then feast your eyes on the beautiful interpretive panels displaying the importance of marine wildlife and how to conserve ocean resources for future generations HERE

  • Road Report

    The Salmon Superhighway is a 10-year roadmap that  is reconnecting fish populations with the habitat they need in Tillamook and Nestucc bays. We're working with 15+ partners to update road crossings and other barriers, while also addressing flooding and road safety. The 2019 annual report is available HERE.

The News Room

Borax Lake chub delisted!!!!

The Service is removing the chub from the ESA list thanks to the successful conservation efforts of federal, state and local partners like ODFW, BLM and TNC.  The final rule will publish in the Federal Register on June 11 but today you can find it available for public inspection here.  Take a virtual tour of Borax Lake in our beautiful StoryMap.

Read the news release Find out more about the Borax Lake chub

Species Recovery Activity

  • Voluntary Conservation for Fisher

    A new Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances is available for public review.  This agreement, wth Chinook Forest Partners, LLC, would cover 62,000 acres and help conserve fisher on working forestland.  The public comment period is open until June 22,2020.   

    Draft CCAAEnvironmental Action Statement


  • 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.  

    USFWS will be sharing wildlife conservation education kits at the Zoo on the following dates:

    Stay Tuned!

    In the meantime, checkout some of these entertaining videos from The Oregon Zoo

  • USFWS publications

  • Species Recovery Plans Scientific Reports USFWS Newsletters USFWS Scientific Journals
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