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  • ODFW, USFWS request wildlife habitat proposals

    We are seeking proposals to restore or protect habitat for northwestern pond turtle, northern red-legged frog, foothill yellow-legged frog, and/or American beaver and other native wildlife in Douglas County's Umpqua River Basin. Funding is available through the Yoncalla Creek Spill Restoration Fund from a settlement. MORE INFO

  • Climate Change Resources

    Climate Change presents a challenge for the conservation community and requires the Service to join with partners to apply our collective skills, ingenuity and commitment to conserve our nation's natural resources. Click HERE for a collection of educational information and tools that can help you to be part of the solution. 

  • The Buzz About Franklin's

    Franklin’s bumble bee will be listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. This rare bee has experienced range-wide decline since the late 1990s. Persistent threats mean this species is at high risk of becoming extinct. News ReleaseFederal Register NoticeFAQs, Learn More.

  • Butterfly Reaches Recovery Milestone

    Once thought extinct, the Fender's blue butterfly is flying towards recovery. We preposed to reclassify it as threatened with a special rule under section 4(d) of the ESA to provide for the conservation of the species. The public comment period closes August 23, 2021. How to Submit CommentsNews ReleaseFR Notice 


  • Prairie Plant's Future Looks Golden

    The USFWS is proposing to delist golden paintbrush from the Endangered Species Act due to recovery. The showy bright yellow flowers of golden paintbrush, once rare, again color prairies in the Pacific Northwest with a wash of gold from April to June. FR Notice and News Release 

The News Room

USFWS Finalizes Revision of NSO Critical Habitat

After a thorough review of scientific and commercial information and comments received on the proposed rule, we are withdrawing the January 15, 2021 rule which would have excluded 3.4 million acres of designated critical habitat through section 4(b)(2) of the ESA. This final rule excludes 204,294 acres of the 9.6 million acres of critical habitat, which is approximately 2% of the 2012 northern spotted owl designation. News Release, FAQsFederal Register Notice

Species Recovery Activity

  • Public Input Requested on Proposed Critical Habitat Rule

    We are proposing to designate approximately 1,413,305 acres of critical habitat in northwestern California and coastal Oregon for the coastal marten, a cat-sized mammal in the weasel family. The species has lost over 90% of its historical range and currently exists in four small, isolated populations in northern coastal California and coastal Oregon. News Release, Federal Register Notice


  • Oregon Zoo Partnership

    For many years we've worked with the zoo to conserve locally imperiled species such as Oregon silverspot butterfly, western pond turtle, Taylor's checkerspot butterfly, California condors, and more! We have a full-time interpretive specialist who has worked hand-in-hand with zoo staff in the development of activities, displays and programs designed to communicate our shared conservation messages --- a first for our agency.  

    USFWS will be sharing some of the wildlife conservation education kits normally given at the Zoo through this webpage.

    The first one is online - Make Your Home a Home for Wildlife

    Stay Tuned for more!

  • USFWS publications

  • Species Recovery Plans Scientific Reports USFWS Newsletters USFWS Scientific Journals
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