Pacific Region Highlights

Fishing opportunities increased at hatcheries and refuges

A proposal will increase public access opportunities at 10 refuges and hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest. USFWS

Proposal Would Increase Access at Refuges, Hatcheries in the Pacific Region

The public could have new or expanded fishing and hunting opportunities at 10 National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest under a new proposal. Furthering the Trump Administration’s efforts to increase access to public lands, the proposal would increase access nationwide on 1.4 million acres across 74 refuges and 15 hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

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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

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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.

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