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A Chinook salmon swims under the water

Three projects on Oregon’s coast with one goal — to make healthier, more connected habitat for Chinook salmon like this one. Roger Tabor/USFWS

Building Back Better Coastal Ecosystems: Three Local Projects, One National Goal


Only ten percent of our Nation’s land is coastline. Yet these relatively small, water-lined areas are home to an enormous number of vulnerable species. Coastal ecosystems are special places for America’s wildlife, including a high percentage of our threatened and endangered fish, migratory shorebirds, and migrating and wintering waterfowl. The Coastal Program works cooperatively with states, Tribes, governmental and non-governmental organizations, industry, and private landowners to conserve our nation’s coastal trust resources. Learn about three local projects in Oregon that are making waves nationally for conservation.


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Rebecca Gómez Chuck Selected as the New Project Leader for Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has selected Rebecca Gómez Chuck as the new Project Leader for the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex in the Pacific Region. She will begin her new role in October 2021.


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Volunteer pulls invasive plants

A volunteer from the Oregon Chinese Coalition helps remove invasive blackberry vines at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Brent Lawrence / USFWS

Building Community, One Day at a Time at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge


Tualatin River NWR held a special community work day for roughly 40 volunteers from the Oregon Chinese Coalition. Appropriately masked and following COVID precautions, Oregon Chinese Coalition members removed invasive plants, learned about wildlife conservation and developed a new relationship with our public lands. The work day was part of the Service’s efforts to reach a diverse, urban audience.
 


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