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New Video Highlights Partner Efforts to Protect Oregon Spotted Frog

Check out this amazing video about Oregon spotted frog, a federally threatened species, and how biologists and partners are working to protect its habitats in Oregon's Deschutes River Basin. 

Video link: Protecting Oregon Spotted Frog in the Deschutes River Basin

 

 

Recent News

  • Service Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Wind Facility

    The Service is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for a proposed wind energy project in Lewis and Thurston counties, Washington. A 45-day comment period opens November 30, 2018. Comments may be submitted through January 14, 2019.

    Federal register notice 
    News Release with Public Meeting info 
    Draft EIS
    Draft HCP and Appendices
     

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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