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Service Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Wind Facility

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment as part of the development of an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed wind energy project in Lewis and Thurston counties. The Service will hold two open house meetings where members of the public will have an opportunity to learn more and to submit written comments and information. 

News Release and meeting information

Federal Register Notice

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  • Island Marble Butterfly Proposed for Listing

    The enigmatic island marble butterfly, considered extinct for 90 years, is proposed for listing as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.  With fewer than 200 individuals estimated to be left in the wild, this is one of the rarest butterflies in the world. A public comment period on the proposed rule is open through June 11, 2018.

    Learn more about the island marble butterfly

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The Hyporheic Zone

  • Video Reveals Little Known World of Riverbeds

    Not all that you see when you look at a river is above ground.  There is a hidden world that exists beneath the bottom, in the vast network of interconnected spaces between the pebbles that make up the streambed.  Scientists call this the hyporheic zone.  The hyporheic zone is a place where water flowing in the stream channel percolates down into the streambed, mixes with groundwater, and reemerges to join the surface water somewhere downstream.  The hyporheic zone is important because it helps to cool, filter, and cleanse the stream water, and also because strange, vital things are living there.

    Watch “The Secret Life of Rivers,” a short video introduction to the world of the hyporheic zone. 

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