U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Mission: "Working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office and its Field Offices throughout the state are part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Ecological Services program. This program works closely with our partners to conserve the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitat by providing national leadership for the conservation of species and their habitats under the authorities of the Endangered Species Act, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, the Coastal Barrier Resources Protection Act, the Clean Water Act and more.
As an Ecological Services Office, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office works to:
• Conserve coastal areas and wetlands
• Restore natural resources injured by hazardous substances
• Conduct environmental reviews of federal projects
• Recover candidate, threatened, and endangered species
• Review the status of species to determine if they should be listed under the ESA
• Foster conservation and assist voluntary habitat conservation and restoration
A Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Oregon by Douglas F. Markle is now available. It is the first authoritative guide to native and non-native freshwater fishes found in Oregon. This book combines the rigorous science of Oregon State University's Dr. Markle with beautiful illustrations by renowned artist Joseph R. Tomelleri.