Pacific Region Highlights


Leah Schrodt, Interpretive Lead with the Oregon Zoo Partnership, was recently awarded the Service's National Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Award
Leah Schrodt, Interpretive Lead with the Oregon Zoo Partnership, was recently awarded the Service's National Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Award USFWS

WONDERful News!!!


Leah Schrodt, Interpretive Lead with the Oregon Zoo Partnership, was recently awarded the Service's National Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Award. Leah was recognized for creating a visionary program in partnership with the Zoo that instills Rachel Carson's "sense of wonder" about the environment. Since 2016, Leah’s been leading us through this unique partnership and sharing our mission with the Zoo’s many visitors. Way to go Leah!!!



Construction at Wapato Lake NWR

Two projects at Tualatin River NWR and Wapato Lake NWR are dramatically changing the face of both National Wildlife Refuges. Brent Lawrence / USFWS

Tualatin River, Wapato Lake NWR Projects Bring Together Partners & Public


The Tualatin River brings together cities, partners and the public with Tualatin River and Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuges. Both of the urban refuges are in the middle of extensive projects that will provide habitat for fish, wildlife and plants, and help provide quality drinking water for 400,000 humans. The projects are also strengthening long-term relationships with local cities and partners.


Interactive Story Map


monarch showy milkweed

New Native Garden Guide for Southwestern Idaho


Urban gardens provide important habitat for animals like birds and native pollinators. In effort to support these habitats in local gardening, The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, and The U.S. Fish & Wildlife have just released a Native Garden Guide for Southwestern Idaho. This guide is intended to help novice gardeners create waterwise, wildlife-friendly gardens using plants suitable for southwest Idaho.


Download the guide


View Archived Highlight Stories