Pacific Region Highlights

A long-horned bee on a sunflower
A long-horned bee on a sunflower Photo courtesy of Katja Schulz/Creative Commons.

During National Pollinator Week We Celebrate Life Sweetened by Nature

Pollinators are a vital part of nature. They also provide a vital service to farmers.  During National Pollinator Week" and throughout the entire year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes the economic value of native pollinators in the U.S., which is estimated at $3 billion a year. We also recognize that they do this for FREE! Scientists are increasingly discovering how native pollinators can contribute to crop pollination.

Meet some favorite summer foods and their pollinators.

Learn how you can save the monarch

Find out all there is to know about Pollinator Week

Monarch butterfly

These are family-friendly, citizen science events and we encourage parents and children to attend. USFWS

Free Monarch Butterfly Workshops Open to Public in Pacific Northwest

Bring the whole family and join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Xerces Society for three FREE hands-on, family-friendly workshops about how to help conserve monarch butterflies and their habitat. The events are June 16 at Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge; June 23 at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; and June 30 at Camas National Wildlife Refuge. Advanced registration is required and space is limited.

Register for Umatilla NWR event

Register for Turnbull NWR event

Register for Camas NWR event

Judy Lantor
Judy Lantor USFWS

Congratulations to Our 2017 Recovery Champions!

 Recovery Champions are U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff and their partners whose work is advancing the recovery of endangered and threatened species of plants and animals in the United States.

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