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  • 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.  

    See study update

  • A Water Win in the Warner

    Say that 5 times fast! The Warner Basin Aquatic Habitat Partnership has opened 86 miles of habitat along two creeks with fish passage projects. Old structures have been replaced with the new – making them easier and safer for landowners to operate and maintain, and no longer a barrier for these fish. Truly a water win-win scenario. This video tells this incredible story.  

  • 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.

  • What Are Your Thoughts on Streaked Horned Lark Recovery?

    USFWS is seeking input on suggested measures in its draft Recovery Plan for this threatened lark.  A 60-day public comment period is open until December 30, 2019.  For a copy of the draft plan and supporting information click HERE. Learn how to submit comments HERE.  

  • Results Are In

    USFWS and Oregon State Parks were awarded 1st place in best outdoor exhibit in the National Association for Interpretation's Annual Media Competition for our seabird education panels.  Congrats Team!!!  You can see more panels here and read the complete story here.


The News Room

Fisher Proposed as Threatened

Fisher, a member of the weasel family residing in southern OR & CA, is threatened with wildfire, drought, toxins and other stressors. Under the ESA, the Service is proposing to list the West Coast Distinct Population as threatened with a special 4(d) rule.  Read the News Release.  The comment period is open thru Dec. 9.


Link to proposed rule

Species Recovery Activity

  • Water for All: A Plan to Share the Deschutes

    USFWS announced the availability of a draft Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement.  The comment period has been extended through Dec 3.  For more info on how to comment and to download drafts, click HERE

    "Sharing the River" Story Map - Learn more about Oregon's Deschutes River Basin

    Federal Register Notice is available 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.  

    Zoolights (Nov 29-Jan 5)

    USFWS will be sharing wildlife conservation education kits at Zoolights on the following dates:

    December 3-4, 10-12, 17-19

  • USFWS publications

  • Species Recovery Plans Scientific Reports USFWS Newsletters USFWS Scientific Journals
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