Pacific Region Highlights


Widsom - the worlds oldest known albatross
Widsom - the worlds oldest known albatross FWS Image

Wisdom Returns To Midway Atoll - (Again and again and again)


Wisdom, a Laysan albatross and world's oldest known, banded wild bird, has returned to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial.  Her first appearance on the atoll this year, saw her on a nest site on November 29 and biologists have confirmed that she has laid an egg. Wisdom was first identified and banded by biologists as an adult in 1956 - making her at least 68 years old.


Read all about Wisdom's adventures


Stillaguamish restoration project restores wetlands and protects farmland
Stillaguamish restoration project restores wetlands and protects farmland Northwest Treaty Tribes - w/ permission

Highlighting a Partnership that Benefits Fish, Wildlife and Habitat


As part of Native American Heritage Month, we want to highlight our successful partnership with the Stillaguamish Tribe and the restoration of the 83 acre farm along the Old Mainstem Stillaguamish river.  The 'Zis A Ba' property has been restored to its former tidal influence and in the spring, juvenile salmon will find this newly restored nursery as they make their way out of the river, gaining size and strength before they face the Pacific Ocean. 
 


Watch the amazing video


Grizzly bear

Rewards are being offered in the shooting death of a grizzly bear in northern Idaho. Frank van Manen / USGS

$5,000 in Rewards Offered in Death of Grizzly Bear in Northern Idaho


Citizens Against Poaching and the Service are each offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest or a criminal conviction of the person(s) responsible for the killing of a collared grizzly bear in northern Idaho. The bear’s carcass was found near Spruce Lake in Boundary County, Idaho, on September 9, 2018. Radio collar data indicates the mortality signal was set off on September 4. Call (208) 267-4085 (IDFG) or (509) 370-0112 (Service) to report tips.


News release


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