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  • Recovery Superstars!!!

    Congrats to Rebecca Chuck, Deputy Project Leader for Oregon Coast NWR Complex, and biologist Anne Walker, from our Newport Field Office - both recipients of the USFWS 2018 Recovery Champions Award.  Through their efforts, we’ve reached significant conservation and recovery milestones for the Oregon silverspot butterfly.   

    Read more about their project in this blog

  • Best of Show

    Joyce Chen, age 14, took top honors in Oregon's 2019 Jr. Duck Stamp Contest with her beautifully painted Tundra Swan.  The Jr. Duck Stamp program encourages K-12 students to explore the natural world of wetlands and waterfowl and express what they've learned through art. 

    Click here to learn about Jr. Duck Stamp in Oregon.

  • Collaboration Leads to Conservation

    Green Diamond Resource Company and USFWS entered a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances that protects fisher on nearly 500,000 acres of working forest land. It's an important link in a regional range-wide effort to protect the west coast population of the fisher. Check out the News Release!

  • Helping Pollinators

    Pollinator species are vitally important for our food supply and the natural environment around us.  If you're interested in attracting native bees and other pollinators in your garden, there are lots of great resources out there.  For instance, the Oregon Bee Project has information for beekeepersgardeners and more.   

    Find out more about the Oregon Bee Project

  • Oregon Wolf Recovery Going Strong

    As confirmed by trail camera photos of a newly discovered group of 3 wolves in the Oregon Cascades on the Umpqua NF. In just over 10 years, Oregon has gone from documenting its first packs to a minimum number of 137 wolves in 16 packs at the end of 2018.  Go to the ODFW wolf page for more info.

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Delisting Proposed for Gray Wolf

Gray wolves no longer meet the definition of threatened or endangered under the ESA.  Therefore, the Service is proposing to return management of all gray wolves to the states and tribes who have been so central to the species’ recovery.  The public comment on this delisting proposal has been extended another 60 days and now closes July 15, 2019.

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Species Recovery Activity

  • Oregon's Recovery Stories

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was enacted to prevent extinction and help recover imperiled species. To accomplish recovery goals, we work closely with partners to utilize all available ESA tools. When at all possible, we try to prevent species from being listed in the first place. In Oregon, we've made significant progress in recovering rare and imperiled species. You can check out some of our conservation stories in our storymap HERE.



  • 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.  

    June Engagement in the NESt
    Wed, Thur, Fri afternoons
    June 7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

    Twilight Tuesday
    June 18, 2019 - 5pm to 8pm

    July Engagement in the NESt
    Wed, Thur, Fri afternoons
    July 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31

    Twilight Tuesday
    July 16, 2019 - 5pm to 8pm

    August Engagement in the NESt
    Wed, Fri afternoons
    August 2, 7,9,14,16, 21 23 

    Twilight Tuesday
    Aug 20, 2019 - 5pm to 8pm

    Vulture Awareness Day
    Sept 7, 2019





  • USFWS publications

  • Species Recovery Plans Scientific Reports USFWS Newsletters USFWS Scientific Journals
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