The DEIS for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Long-Term Conservation Strategy for the Marbled Murrelet is available for public comment through March 9, 2017. View the DEIS here
Do you want to help restore habitats and recover listed species in Washington? The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fiscal Year 2017 Notice of Funding Availability for our Restoration and Recovery programs in Washington State is now open. Learn more
The Port Gardner Bay Trustee Council, officials responsible for restoring injured natural resources from hazardous substance releases into the Port Gardner Bay area, invite the public to comment on Port Gardner Bay Draft Damage Assessment Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment.
Landowners are signing up now!! Participants in the fisher CCAA will help implement specific conservation measures supporting the State's efforts to reestablish the fisher in western Washington. Click HERE for more information.
Sagebrush habitat can look pretty barren of life at first glance, but this unique ecosystem supports all kinds of life. Endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits are just one of the interesting animals that call sagebrush habitat home. Learn more
Service Confirms Critical Habitat for Marbled Murrelet in Washington, Oregon and California
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) confirmed that marbled murrelet critical habitat currently designated in Washington, Oregon and California meets the statutory definition of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Critical habitat identifies specific areas within the geographic range of an ESA-listed species that are essential for its long-term survival.
Public Comment Period Opens for Conservation Strategy for Marbled Murrelet
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Long-Term Conservation Strategy for the Marbled Murrelet is available for public review and comment through March 9, 2017.
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The Hanford Site
The Hanford Site is 375,000 acres of sagebrush and grassland habitat along the Columbia River. Home to a retired federal nuclear production facility, the site is being cleaned up and the reactors dismantled. Our Eastern Washington Field Office is working with stakeholders to assess impacts caused by releases of hazardous substances in an effort to compensate the public.Learn more about the Hanford Natural Resource Damage Assessment
Hopeful Solutions to Threats from Stormwater
"If you build it they will come." This was the approach used to help promote salmon restoration in the Pacific Northwest. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked with a variety of partners to remove fish barriers and find ways of addressing many other issues that get in the way of having healthy stream corridors.These efforts successfully restored physical habitat, allowing salmon to once again inhabit the streams in and around urban areas of Puget Sound.
Check out "Solving Stormwater", a short video summarizing the long-term study that yielded down-to-earth solutions to this significant problem for people, wildlife and the ecosystems on which all Puget Sound residents depend.
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