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  • Join the Pollinator Party!!!

    We're kicking off National Pollinator Week on June 16 at the Oregon Zoo. Come learn about pollinators and find out what you can do to protect them.   We hope to see you there!! 

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  • 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!!

    The weather is finally nice and 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.   

  • Beavers Help Ducks

    ... and other species. Scientists and land managers use beavers to restore stream, wetland, and floodplain habitats. Beavers alter the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the surrounding ecosystem when they build dams that impound water and retain sediment.  Check out the updated guidebook to learn how to partner with beavers.

The News Room

Initiating 5-Year Status Reviews

The Pacific Region is initiating 5-year reviews of 18 species protected under the ESA, including 2 Oregon species - Hutton tui chub and Nelson's checkermallow.  A 60-day public comment period is open now (closing July 6) for submission of information produced since the original listings.  

Read the News Release

Species Recovery Activity

  • Taylor's Checkerspot Release


    This spring, 562 caterpillars were released near Corvallis - the first attempt to re-establish the OR population!!!.  This was made possible thanks to our partners at the Oregon Zoo and Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.  

    Read the whole story


  • We have a Winner!

    Oregon's 2018 Jr. Duck Stamp, Best of Show goes to Joyce Chen (age 13) for her beautifully executed oil painting. 

    Our Jr. Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to K-12 students.  In this program, students explore their natural world, investigating biology and wildlife conservation principles.  They express what they learned by creating a piece of art. 

    See the National winning entry and a gallery of artwork here


    Learn about Jr. Duck Stamp in Oregon
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