Pacific Region Highlights

A hiker in the woods

Taking a hike on public lands is a great way to unwind USFWS

Safety First! Do's and Don'ts on Your Public Lands

With great recreation comes great responsibility! Nature can be captivating and, if you are anything like us, sometimes it can be a little too captivating. Have you ever wandered off of a trail and into a tree while absorbed in the view through your binoculars? Even if you haven't had this particular mishap, our fun new safety video and blog has something for everyone who likes to connect with nature in the Columbia Pacific Northwest.

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A fish in a holiday sweater

It's beginning to look a lot like Fishmas! USFWS

The 12 Yays of Fishmas: Ecological Services Successes in 2021

It’s almost 2022 and we have one word for you – Yay! We have a new year to look forward to and a successful year to look back on. Our people power their work with the best available science, joining forces with Tribes and other partners to protect and enhance our natural resources. Join us as we in Ecological Services take a festive look back at some of the reasons we are saying yay for 2021!

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An aerial view of wetlands in Washington state

An aerial view of the Skagit Wildlife Area Island Unit in Washington State where estuary restoration will continue WDFW

Service Awards More Than $20 Million To Help Coastal Community Resilience

Great news! The Service is awarding more than $20 million to support 25 projects in 13 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 61,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. For the Columbia Pacific Northwest, this translates into millions of dollars to power partnership and mitigate for climate change in Oregon and Washington, ensuring protection, and restoration of our natural resources.

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