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Volunteer pulls invasive plants

A volunteer from the Oregon Chinese Coalition helps remove invasive blackberry vines at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Brent Lawrence / USFWS

Building Community, One Day at a Time at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Tualatin River NWR held a special community work day for roughly 40 volunteers from the Oregon Chinese Coalition. Appropriately masked and following COVID precautions, Oregon Chinese Coalition members removed invasive plants, learned about wildlife conservation and developed a new relationship with our public lands. The work day was part of the Service’s efforts to reach a diverse, urban audience.




Larry Salata shows off a smile and a trout as he kneels by a stream on a river bank

What a catch! Longtime public servant Larry Salata plans to do more fishing during his well-deserved retirement. USFWS

Learning the Secrets of Success in Endangered Species Consultation from a Public Service Icon

How do you navigate challenging conservation agreements with a smile? Longtime public servant and recent retiree Larry Salata shares his secrets of success when it comes to endangered species consultation. Learn how trials of his past became a catalyst for his career and why his legacy will continue in the natural world for a long time to come.  

Read Larry's story

Roosevelt Elk Herd
George Gentry/USFWS

DOI Announces Largest Expansion of Fishing and Hunting on USFWS Managed Lands and Waters

The Department of the Interior announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities across 2.1 million acres, the largest expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities in recent history.

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