Pacific Region Highlights


Tundra Swan image by Joyce Chen - 2019 JDS BOS Oregon
Junior Duck Stamp BEST IN SHOW Winner from Oregon, 14 year old Joyce Chen FWS Image

Junior Duck Stamp Competition Moves to Final Round


Can you believe the artist who painted this beautiful tundra swan is only 14 years old?
This is the work of Joyce Chen, and it's her second year in a row earning 'Best of Show' in Oregon's Jr. Duck Stamp contest.  Winners from the other 49 states will judged at the National Contest in Laurel, Maryland, on April 19th.   Congratulations to Joynce and all the wonderful young artists who share their talents for conservation.  We are proud to be a part of a program that encourages students explore their natural world, investigate biology and wildlife management principles and to challenge themselves to express and share what they have learned with others through art


Learn more about the Jr. Duck Stamp Program

See the 2019 Images on Flickr

Read the brochure for more details


Fire Crews conducting a controlled burn to rid the habitat of encroaching vegetation
Fire Crews conducting a controlled burn to rid the habitat of encroaching vegetation FWS Image

Tribal Partners Restoring Oak Savanna Habitat to Benefit Species


Our partners from the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon have begun restoring habitat within 97 acres of oak savanna and woodland areas in the Rattlesnake Butte Wildlife Area.  The loss of oak woodlands has been dramatic in much of the Pacific Northwest and preserving oak and prairie habitats is one of the Tribe’s conservation priorities. The project, funded through our 2018 Tribal Wildlife Grants program, will assist the tribe in the restoration of oak habitats by reducing encroaching vegetation, re-seeding native plants, perform habitat assessments, and conducting post-treatment assessments.



Beth Losey, hired in 1947, as the first female field research biologist for the Service
Elizabeth Beard Losey, the first female field research biologist in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. FWS Image

Women's History Month - Celebrating Women of the Interior


In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight women who have made a difference for conservation and elevated our understanding of the natural world.  Woman biologists, hydrologists, law enforcement officers, economists, forensic specialists, firefighters, educators and more; are celebrated this month for their contributions building on the legacy left behind by pioneers like Rachel Carson, Molly Beattie and Elizabeth "Beth" Losey.  Cheers to all the women who have made, and continue to make, historic contributions for wildlife conservation, research, education, and science.


Learn more about Woman's History Month

Breaking the glass ceiling

DOI women making history


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