June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week! Learn more about our partnership with Institute of Applied Ecology to monitor Fender's blue butterflies in Oregon by clicking here.
The Service helps Sisters Middle School 5th graders plant milkweed to attract butterflies to Central Oregon. This way station will provide a place for monarchs to rest, feed, and reproduce. See pictures.
For the past 5 weeks, approximately 400 juvenile bull trout have been released into Upper Clackamas River as part of an ongoing reintroduction project led jointly by USFWS and ODFW. This is the 6th consecutive year of transfer and efforts appear to be paying off as each year more redds are recorded.
Observe this graceful trumpeter swan in the art of incubating. Her eggs were layed in early May and with a 30-40 day gestation period, they should hatch in the next few weeks. So keep watching.
Final Critical Habitat for Oregon Spotted Frog
The final designation is 3,463 fewer acres than originally proposed. We are working collaboratively to conserve this threatened frog.Maps and Info
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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