Pacific Region Highlights


Streaked Horned Lark
Streaked Horned Lark David Maloney/USFWS

FWS Seeks Public Comment for Streaked Horned Lark ESA Listing Status


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to reaffirm the listing of the streaked horned lark as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service is also proposing a revised special rule under section 4(d) of the ESA to provide for the conservation needs of the species. This announcement opens a 60-day public comment period.


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A salmon smolt emerges from a tube into the water

Chinook smolts are sucked up from the raceways and piped directly into the stream, a method that avoids damage to or loss of fish. Heather Love/AmeriCorps

Migrating Salmon Tackle Nature's Obstacle Course


April is an exciting month at the hatcheries of Leavenworth Fisheries Complex in Central Washington. This is the time for releasing the young salmon and steelhead we have nurtured for the past twenty months. It’s a big, complicated world out there and these little fish face many big obstacles. Read more about their exciting migration adventure!


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Grizzly Bear with Cub
Grizzly Bear with Cub Frank van Manen / USGS

Grizzly Bears in Lower 48 States to Retain Threatened Status Under ESA


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is recommending no change to the current listed status of the grizzly bear in the lower 48 states as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) following the completion of a five-year status review. This recommendation follows a thorough review of the best available science, informed by an independently peer-reviewed species status assessment.


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