Seabird App Takes Flight at Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Cannon Beach, OR – Ushering in an era of digital engagement and fun for the millions of smartdevice-carrying visitors to Oregon’s spectacular coast, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Haystack Rock Awareness Program, is launching an interactive, place-based game app.
The app will teach visitors about the diverse seabirds, marine mammals, rocky shore habitats and creatures that make the Oregon Coast such a vibrant and wondrous ecological system.
USFWS Invites Comment on Implementation Plans for
Bull Trout Recovery
BOISE, Idaho – Efforts to conserve a key cold-water fish species got a boost when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released draft Recovery Unit Implementation Plans that will be part of a final recovery plan outlining the conservation actions needed to recover bull trout.
The draft Implementation Plans were developed in collaboration with interested and knowledgeable federal, tribal, state, private, and other parties. Each of the six Plans identifies recovery unit-specific conservation actions needed to address threats such as loss of habitat connectivity and passage barriers, non-native fish competition and predation, and the sometimes adverse effects of land-management practices such as road building, forest management and land conversion.
The Plans are available for public comment during a 45-day period, which closes July 20, 2015.
New Comprehensive Guide on Using Beaver for Stream Restoration Now Available
The North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative have been working with U.S. Fish & Wildlife, NOAA Fisheries, Portland State University, and the U.S. Forest Service to develop a comprehensive guide on using beaver for stream restoration.
This guidebook is meant to be an accessible, useful resource for anyone involved in using beaver to restore streams, floodplains, wetlands, and riparian areas. It provides a practical synthesis of the best available science, an overview of management techniques, and case studies from throughout the western U.S.
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