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  • Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Remains Listed

    After extensive research, we found the yellow-billed cuckoo still meets the criteria to receive protection as a threatened species. Thanks to the many partners who helped with data collection!  A link to the Federal Register notice can be found HERE.

  • 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


  • Going Home

    We released nearly 600 Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillars at Saddle Mountain State Natural Area, one of two experimental populations for this threatened species. We’ve been working closely with our partners at the Oregon Zoo, Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and the U.S. Forest Service to re-establish this beautiful butterfly to its historical range along the Oregon Coast.

  • 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

  • Borax Lake Chub Delisted!

    The Service is removed 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 published in the Federal Register on June here.  Take a virtual tour of Borax Lake in our beautiful StoryMap.

The News Room

NSO Critical Habitat Proposed Revision

USFWS proposed to reduce the designated critical habitat for the northern spotted owl. The 60-day public comment period closed October 13, 2020. Here are links to the Federal Register, News Release, FAQs, maps of proposed exclusions, coordinates for harvest land base and Tribal Fairness Act lands, and literature cited. Download shapefiles for the proposed revision maps HERE.

Species Recovery Activity

  • Gray Wolf Recovery Announced

    More than 45 years after gray wolves were first listed under the Endangered Species Act, the Trump Administration and its many conservation partners are announcing the successful recovery of the gray wolf and its delisting from the ESA. State and tribal wildlife management agency professionals will resume responsibility for sustainable management and protection of delisted gray wolves in states with gray wolf populations, while the Service monitors the species for five years to ensure the continued success of the species. News Release and More Information


  • 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 have a full-time interpretive specialist who has worked 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 some of the wildlife conservation education kits normally given at the Zoo through this webpage.

    Stay Tuned!

    In the meantime, check out some of these entertaining videos and at-home actvities from The Oregon Zoo.

  • USFWS publications

  • Species Recovery Plans Scientific Reports USFWS Newsletters USFWS Scientific Journals
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