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Golden paintbrush

After a decade of restoration efforts, Golden paintbrush can now be found in bloom. Mosa Neis/Pacific Rim Institute

Solving an Ecological Mystery: Golden Paintbrush Recovery

A few decades ago, this small but vibrant flowering plant was a rare sight within Washington and Oregon’s dwindling prairie habitats. Thanks to the collective efforts of many partners, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now proposing to delist the golden paintbrush (castilleja levisecta) due to recovery. This step is a win for conservation and is one of many success stories linked to prairie restoration in the Pacific Northwest.

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2017  Duck Stamp
2017 Duck Stamp USFWS

New Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp Soar Into Their Debut by the Service

Hunters, birders and stamp collectors celebrated as the 2021-2022 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp – commonly known as the Duck Stamp – went on sale. The new Federal Duck Stamp and its younger sibling, the Junior Duck Stamp, debuted today and are now available for purchase.

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Iiwi at Hakalau Forest NWR
Iiwi at Hakalau Forest NWR Dan Clark/USFWS

The Service is initiating five-year reviews of 77 ESA-listed species found in Hawaii, Washington, and Oregon.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is initiating five-year reviews of 77 species protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The species are found in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Hawaii. To assist in its reviews, the Service is opening a 60-day public comment period for the submission of scientific and commercial information produced since the original listing of each of these species. Governmental agencies, Tribes, interested parties, stakeholders, and members of the public are asked to submit information by August 24, 2021.

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