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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!  

  • Got Turtles?

    Oregon’s native western pond turtle and western painted turtle are uncommon and it’s hard for them to find suitable habitat. If you have them on your property already - great!  The Oregon Native Turtle Working Group created a resource to help landowners maintain and even improve turtle habitat.

  • Grab the popcorn!!!

    Freshwaters Illustrated has created a stunning video about the Oregon spotted frog, a federally threatened species, and how partners are coming together in Oregon's Deshutes River Basin to protect it.  Watch the video.

  • 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.   

  • Watershed Restoration Grant

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wildlife Council are taking applications for the 2019 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program. They'll award approximately $1.7 million in grants nationawide to rural and urban communities for projects improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Full proposals are due Jan 31st.

The News Room

Proposed Crestmont Farm Safe Harbor Agreement

USFWS proposes to enter a Safe Harbor Agreement with Crestmont Farm to benefit Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly. The notice scheduled to publish Dec 26 with 30-day public comment period ending Jan 25.  If publishing is delayed, we’ll post an updated 30-day comment period closing date asap.  Submit comments electronically email them to

Crestmont Farm Safe Harbor Agreement Environmental Action Statement

Species Recovery Activity

  • Pale Blue-Eyed Grass Not Listed Under ESA

    Pale blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium sarmentosum) is a narrow endemic found in Oregon and Washington's Cascade Range. Thanks to tremendous efforts by cooperating agencies and entities, USFWS announced this grass and 12 other species do not require federal protection under the ESA.

    Link to Federal Register Notice




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