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  • HOWLoween Fun!!

    Join us at the Oregon Zoo the last 2 weekends in October.  On Oct 20 & 21, Service experts will be on hand for an exploration through  the world of "Monster Invaders"  and on Oct 27 & 28, we celebrate Bat Week. Come find us at the Nature Exploration Station for lots of fun activities! Check out the details here.

  • Looking for a "Sign"?

    Brought to you by the Trustees for the New Carissa oil spill... Colorful educational displays are popping up along the Oregon Coast. In all, there's 68 new panels at 26 locations, calling attention to nearby nesting seabirds and shorebirds and how the public can help protect them. 


  • Have Yourself A Daycation!!

    If you're looking for fun, check out The Intertwine Alliance's (we're a proud partner) daycations - a blend of outdoor activities throughout Portland-Vancouver metro area with the perks of city living.  Itineraries mix parks, trails and waterways with urban amenities like pubs, restaurants, and food carts. Check it out!!!!

  • 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.   

  • Spooky Science

    Many folks worry about bats and diseases as they relate to humans, but some bat species now have to contend with a disease that has serious implications for their survival - white-nose syndrome.  Our biologist Emily Weidner went out with USFS and ODFW on recent surveys to capture bats. Read about her experience and learn a few fascinating facts about bats by clicking here.

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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