The first wild-hatched condor in more than a century has survived to leave its nest and soar among the majestic rock formations in Pinnacles National Park, California! Read about its connection to the Oregon Zoo here!
The public comment period for the proposal to list North American Wolverine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act has reopened. USFWS is seeking any scientific or commercial information on this species. The comment period closes November 17, 2016.
Reward increased to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for killing a federally protected gray wolf near Summer Lake, Oregon. It is a violation of the ESA to kill a gray wolf, which is listed as endangered in the western 2/3rds of the state.
Biologists recently captured a small number of female Oregon silverspot butterflies and brought them to the Oregon Zoo so they could lay their eggs and develop under optimal conditions for later release back into their natural habitat. Captive propogation not only supplements wild populations but also allows for retintroduction into the butterfly's former range.
The 2017 Grant Cycle for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grant program is accepting applications until November 3. Find additional details about how to apply here.
Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for Northern Spotted Owl
The 30-day public comment period is open until 10/31/2016 for the Draft SHA between Roseburg Resources Co. and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Service's Environmental Assessment addressing the permit action is also open to public comment. Go to the official Federal Register notice.Draft Safe Harbor Agreement Environmental Assessment
Columbian White Tailed Deer Moves from Endangered to Threatened
We celebrate this giant step towards recovery with our partners, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, the states of Washington and Oregon, conservation groups and volunteers. Two of our National Wildlife Refuges played a key role - The Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer and Ridgefield NWR.Go to the tumbler blogFind out more about the deer
Service Recognized for 26 Years of Urban Conservation Leadership
We received The Intertwine Alliance's 2016 Force of Nature Award for Outstanding Achievement: Large Organization, recognizing our leadership role in advancing fish and wildlife habitat conservation across The Intertwine region. The Intertwine Alliance - a coalition of 150+ public, private and nonprofit organizations is working to preserve a system of parks, trails and natural areas for fish, wildlife and people and integrate nature more deeply into the lives of the people who live here.
We thank former Regional Director, Marv Plennert and our former Project Leader, Russ Peterson, who had the foresight to say “yes!” to the local community, bringing us in as a major partner with Metro and others in launching the Metropolitan Greenspaces Program in 1991. Service employees, local leaders, and countless partners continue to advance local urban conservation. We launched our Urban Wildlife Conservation Program last year, making this an opportune time to ramp up our involvement here and in other urban communities.
Art Meets Science
Jr. Duck Stamp Art Exhibit
The winning entries from the 2016 Jr. Duck Stamp Contest are on display throughout Oregon. See the Best of Show and a total of 36 first, second, and third place winners:
Learn more about the Jr. Duck Stamp Program in Oregon here
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