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  • Housekeeping for Butterflies

    We are restoring prairies and connecting occupied Fender's blue butterfly sites at Hagg Lake. Limbing trees, removing scotch broom, planting speices that provide nectar... This is a partnership with many hands - Washington County Parks, inmates from Washington County Sherriff's Office, Institute of Applied Ecology, Bureau of Reclamation, and USFWS staff and volunteers!  

  • Looking for a "Sign"?

    Brought to you by the Trustees for the New Carissa oil spill... Colorful educational displays are popping up along the Oregon Coast. In all, there's 68 new panels at 26 locations, calling attention to nearby nesting seabirds and shorebirds and how the public can help protect them. 


  • Coral's Journey

    Sean Lee discovered Coral, an olive ridley sea turtle, on an Oregon beach in October 2017.  Experiencing cold shock, she was unable to regulate her own temperature.  Stranded and dying.  This could have been a tragic end for her... but it wasn't.  This is her story.

  • A Special Story

    Borax Lake is a unique waterbody located in a remote section of eastern Oregon, and home to a single fish - the Borax Lake chub - and other fasinating creatures.  See the beauty of this lake and its inhabitats by scrolling through this storymap.   

  • Spooky Science

    Many folks worry about bats and diseases as they relate to humans, but some bat species now have to contend with a disease that has serious implications for their survival - white-nose syndrome.  Our biologist Emily Weidner went out with USFS and ODFW on recent surveys to capture bats. Read about her experience and learn a few fascinating facts about bats by clicking here.

The News Room

Coastal Marten Proposed for ESA Protection

The Service is proposing to list the coastal distinct population segment of the Pacific marten as a threatened species under the ESA. It's scheduled to publish in the Federal Register Oct 9, opening a 60-day public comment period.  You can comment until Dec 10, 2018. 

Link to the Proposed Rule

Species Recovery Activity

  • Pups for White River Wolves

    A remote camera on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation captured images of two pups. This marks the first known reproduction by wolves in the northern portion of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains since wolves began returning to the state in the 2000s.


    Find out more about wolves in Oregon


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