The Service is accepting ESA Section 6 grant proposals for conservation activities benefitting the nation's most imperiled species through Mar. 17. These federal grants support voluntary conservation projects for both listed and candidate species.
Tribal nations, agencies, and organizations across six western states worked together on this strategy to restore redband. So begins the implementation of coordinated and strategic conservation actions to conserve the species.
Our State Supervisor, Paul Henson, received the Service's 2016 Science Leadership Award! Paul champions the use of high quality science in conservation decision-making. He empowers his staff to do the same and leads by example - advancing reasonable approaches to accomplish conservation goals.
This November, the Bureau of Land Management and Oregon Department of Agriculture introduced a new rough popcornflower population on BLM's North Bank Habitat Management Area in Douglas County. This endangered plant has a very small range in southwestern Oregon - so efforts like this are important for its recovery.
Together, the National Park Service, the Yurok Tribe, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are proposing to restore condors in California by reintroducing these magnificent birds into Yurok Ancestral Territory within Redwood National Park. Two public scoping meetings are being held in Oregon, Jan 24 & 25.
Conservation Plan for Streaked-Horned Lark Proposed
The Port of Portland is helping to conserve the streaked-horned lark on lands it owns and manages by developing a conservation plan with the Service. The draft plan and environmental assessment are currently out for public review and comments will be accepted thru Jan 6. Click here for official Federal Register notice.Draft Habitat Conservation Plan Environmental Assessment
Coastal Butterfly on Path towards Reintroduction
With the goal of recovering the Oregon silverspot butterfly, we will reintroduce them at Nestucca Bay NWR and Saddle Mtn State Natural Area. We are proposing special ESA provisions to help alleviate concerns of adjacent landowners. The proposal will publish in the Federal Register Friday, Dec. 23. Click here for the FR Notice.Read the news release.Frequently Asked Questions
Getting Schooled on Fish Taxonomy
Hot off the press! A Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Oregon by Douglas F. Markle is now available. It is the first authoritative guide to native and non-native freshwater fishes found in Oregon. This book combines the rigorous science of Oregon State University's Dr. Markle with beautiful illustrations by renowned artist Joseph R. Tomelleri.
Art Meets Science
Jr. Duck Stamp Contest Accepting Entries
We're seeking young artists and scientists for the annual Jr. Duck Stamp contest!
This is more than an art contest - it's a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches youth about waterfowl, their habitat, and builds a foundation for lifelong wildlife appreciation and conservation. Kids from K-12 share what they learn about waterfowl conservation through art.
There are prizes for Oregon winners, and the overall winner for Oregon competes nationally for a cash prize. Read more details about the contest here.
Entries are due March 15, 2017. For more information, please contact Jodie Delavan at email@example.com or (503) 231-6984.
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