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  • Firewood Hitchhikers

    The emerald ash borer is a little green insect that can wreak havoc on ash trees.  Luckily it hasn't made its way to Oregon, and we want to keep it that way.  The EAB lays its eggs on ash trees and larvae burrows in for food so its easy to transport in firewood.  But you can help.  When it comes to firewood - keep it local.  Learn more from the Oregon Invasive Species Council  or the Don't Move Firewood Campaign.

  • 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.

  • Lek Cam is Back!!!

    The sage grouse live camera is now up and running for another exciting year. Wake up and catch the action between 5 am - 8 am PST. And if that's too early, not to worry - you can still catch recordings of the day's highlights.  Check it out at the link.   

  • Oregon Wolf Recovery Going Strong

    As confirmed by trail camera photos of a newly discovered group of 3 wolves in the Oregon Cascades on the Umpqua NF. In just over 10 years, Oregon has gone from documenting its first packs to a minimum number of 124 wolves in 12 packs at the end of 2017.  Go to the ODFW wolf page for more info.

The News Room

Delisting Proposed for Gray Wolf

Gray wolves no longer meet the definition of threatened or endangered under the ESA.  Therefore, the Service is proposing to return management of all gray wolves to the states and tribes who have been so central to the species’ recovery.  We will seek public comment on this delisting proposal during a 60-day comment period from March 15, 2019 through May 14, 2019.

FR Notice

Species Recovery Activity

  • Soaring Back Home

    The California condor is slowly making a comeback in the Pacific Northwest. With the help of conservation partners, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Yurok Tribe and the National Park Service are proposing to reintroduce this iconic bird to the northern portion of its historical range, where it has been absent for over 100 years.

    News ReleaseRead the Proposal


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