Pacific Region Highlights


The iconic Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly FWS Image

Monarch Migration: A Tale of Two Cities


Monarchs butterflies have an incredible story to tell - and one specific monarch tells a tale of migration from a Corvallis, Oregon, neighborhood to the big city of San Francisco.  Much of a monarch's life is spent migrating between the United States, Mexico and Canada, and through several generations, that's a story of a journey that can cover more than 3,000 miles.  On August 30, 5-year old Amelia and her mother Molly released a tagged female monarch and it has now been found nearly 600 miles south . Read Amelia's story and learn more about conserving monarchs and what you can do to protect this iconic species.


Read Amelia's story in the Oregonian

Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Joint Venture tells another story


Lets go outside - It's your Nature
Lets go outside - It's your Nature FWS Image

National Public Lands Day is also National Hunting and Fishing Day


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service celebrates National Public Lands Day by highlighting the millions of acres of lands within the National Wildlife Refuge System. Visit one of these beautiful places this weekend for FREE and observe the myriad of species that rely on this land for their food, water and habitat. Many of these species may be hunted or fished, so it is no surprise that this Saturday is also designated as National Hunting and Fishing Day. 


National Hunting and Fishing Day

Guide to Fishing on Refuges

Guide to Hunting on Refuges


Engaging and elevating the Hispanic voice in conservation
Engaging and elevating the Hispanic voice in conservation HECTO Image w/permission

Hispanic Americans: Embracing, Enriching, and Enabling America


In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month - celebrated from September 15 to October 15 - we recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and join them in celebrating their heritage and culture.  Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service.  The Service, in our efforts to provide an all inclusive workforce, celebrates the achievements of these individuals who have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect cultural customs and the importance of conserving our nation's natural resoucres.


Keeping Your Dreams - USFWS / Univision PSA

Access the 2016 National Hispanic Heritage Month Presidential Proclamation.


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