Pacific Region Highlights

South Selkirk Caribou
South Selkirk Caribou with permission from Leo DeGroot

Working with a Bi-National Coalition to Save the 'Gray Ghost'

Did you know that biologists conducting the 2018 annual caribou count this past March reported that the South Selkirk sub-population is down to just three individuals from the 11 animals reported in 2017?  Forest fragmentation, human disturbance, and increased predation are critical pieces of information in understanding the conservation puzzle affecting this sub-species. Learn more about how the Service and our partners are conducting essential research to protect this woodland caribou species and the South Selkirk herd.

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Caribou Fact Sheet

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

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