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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.  

  • 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

  • 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

Seeking Input on Proposed Revision to NSO Critical Habitat

USFWS is seeking public comment on a proposal to reduce the designated critical habitat for the northern spotted owl, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.  The proposed revision will publish in the Federal Register August 11, 2020, with a 60-day public comment period that closes October 13, 2020.  

Here are the links to the Federal Register, News Release, and FAQs.

Species Recovery Activity

  • 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.

    News ReleaseLearn more about Borax lake chub

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 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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