Pacific Region Highlights

Rebecca Chuck

"To have you hold me in such esteem is just such an honor. Thank you. What an honor." - Rebecca Chuck to Sgt. Edgar Fo USFWS

Service's Rebecca Chuck Named an Honorary U.S. Marine Corps Member

Rebecca Chuck, deputy project leader at Oregon Coast NWR Complex, has been named an "Honorary Marine." The title of “Honorary Marine” is one of the highest compliments the U.S. Marine Corps can give to a civilian, and has been bestowed on fewer than 100 people since its inception in 2003. Chuck was honored by Sgt. Edgar Fox for her work during the Battle of Midway Commemoration events.

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Gray wolf Gary Kramer/USFWS

Trump Administration Returns Management and Protection of Gray Wolves to States and Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts

More than 45 years after gray wolves were first listed under the Endangered Species Act, the Trump Administration and its many conservation partners are announcing the successful recovery of the gray wolf and its delisting from the ESA. State and tribal wildlife management agency professionals will resume responsibility for sustainable management and protection of delisted gray wolves in states with gray wolf populations, while the Service monitors the species for five years to ensure the continued success of the species.

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Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge

"With the utmost respect and gratitude, we are granting veterans and Gold Star Families free access to the iconic and treasured lands they fought to protect starting this Veteran's Day and every single day thereafter." - U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt Peter Pearsall/USFWS

Gold Star Families, Veterans Get Free Entrance to Refuges, Other Public Lands

Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will be granted free access to National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks, and standard amenity recreation fees for the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Reclamation sites will be waived beginning on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) this year and every day onward. They will have free access to approximately 2,000 public locations spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands.

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