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  • Oregon Monarch Project Awarded $193,000 Grant

    The Lomakatsi Restoration Project  was awarded a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund to restore and enhance 300 acres of degraded monarch habitat.  Combined with $260,000 in matching funds from multiple partners, this project will connect butterfly habitats throughout the region. Read the News Release.

  • A Conservation Victory for America's Wetlands

    The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved $33.2 million in funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to conserve more than 81,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds across the United States.  

    Read the News Release

  • Volunteers Give a (Beaver) Dam

    Beavers are nature’s engineers, creating habitat and resources that support other species in the ecosystem. In August and September, volunteers with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council in Portland have been documenting beaver activity in their watershed. Learn how beavers can be used to restore streams, floodplains, wetlands, and riparian areas here.   

  • Helping Butterflies Recover

    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.   

    Read about the Zoo's captive propagation project

  • USFWS Hosts Korean Scientists

    We had the distinguished honor of hosting 4 scientists from the Northeastern Asia Biodiversity Institute and the National Institute of Biological Resources in Korea who were interested in learning more about the history, status, policies and regulation of endangered species in the U.S.  Following a day of presentations, our visitors went on a field tour of the Clackamas River where they learned about our efforts to reintroduce bull trout.   We look forward to continued collaborations!  

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$2.2 Million for Oregon Conservation

The Service awarded ESA Section 6 money to 3 projects in Oregon. These competitive grants enable states to work with private landowners, conservation groups and other government entities to conserve and recover imperiled species. Funds will enable partners to protect habitat and develop a Habitat Conservation Plan.     

Read the news release for more details.

Species Listing Activity

  • Conservation Efforts Recover WA Ground Squirrel

    Thanks to successful conservation partnerships, the Washington ground squirrel and Northern wormwood do not need Federal ESA protection.  A not warranted finding published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, September 21st.  

    Read the news release.

    Federal Register notice.

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