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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.  

  • Calling Willamette Valley Landowners!

    Landowners interested in permanently protecting lands for fish and wildlife habitat conservation (through easement or purchase) can apply for funding through ODFW’s Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program thru April 10. Acquisitions focus on habitats that support Oregon Conservation Strategy Species and federally-listed species like Fender’s blue butterfly.  Find more info here.

     

  • This Partnership is a "TREEt"

    USFWS, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, and private timber companies are proactively working together to conserve fisher before regulations are needed.  We completed 5 additional site plans this fall - protecting fisher on working forest land, bringing the total acres enrolled in Oregon to nearly 2 million! Check out the Story HERE.

  • Experiment to Recover Spotted Owls Continues

    Initiated in 2013, the Barred Owl Removal Experiment has demonstrated success with declining populations of barred owls and indications of improvment in spotted owl survival.  We are continuing the experiment through Aug 2021 to allow us to validate these initial results. The estimated number of barred owls that would be removed is within what is estimated in the Final EIS.  STUDY UPDATE

  • 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

2 More Fisher CCAAs Open for Public Comment

A 30-day public comment period opened this week for 2 Fisher Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances:

Draft Pacific West Timber Co. Site Plan and NEPA
Draft Franklin-Clarkson Timber Co. Site Plan and NEPA

The comment period closes April 13, 2020.

Species Recovery Activity

  • ESA Protection Not Warranted for Five Species

    The Oregon Coast population of red tree vole is among the five.  It was previously considered warranted for listing. However, better spatial information has allowed us to conduct a more robust analysis of its status. Populations have also shown resiliency over time.

    Federal Register Notice

Events

  • 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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