Conservation stories from one of the world’s most ecologically diverse regions.
A brown otter looks directly at the camera from shore
Photo: River otter or sea otter? Check out our handy identification cards below and test your otter expertise with the answers at the end of this blog. Credit: credit: Barry Troutman

The O‘ahu ‘elepaio is a non-migratory flycatcher endemic to the island of O‘ahu where it is found in a variety of forest types. Photo credit: Bret Nainoa Mossman Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Marsha McGee (blue) is joined by her husband, Mitchell (left), and the rest of the crew at Makah National Fish Hatchery while spawning steelhead. Photo by USFWS.
Marsha McGee (right) is joined by her husband, Mitchell (left), and the rest of the crew at Makah National Fish Hatchery while spawning steelhead. Photo by USFWS.

El Programa de Participación Latina ha ayudado a atraer una audiencia más diversa a eventos como el Día de Campo de Vida Silvestre en el Invierno en los Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges.
El Programa de Participación Latina ha ayudado a atraer una audiencia más diversa a eventos como el Día de Campo de Vida Silvestre en el Invierno en los Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges. Crédito de la foto: Samantha Bartling / USFWS
El Programa de Participación Latina ha ayudado a atraer una audiencia más diversa a eventos como el Día de Campo de Vida Silvestre en el Invierno en los Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges.
The Latino Engagement Program has helped bring in a more diverse audience to events such as Winter Wildlife Field Day at the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges. Photo credit: Samantha Bartling/USFWS

Looking across the water of Wickiup Reservoir in Central Oregon, with a tree line and mountains in the background. Sky is mostly clear with few clouds, Credit: Bonnie Moreland
Looking across Wickiup Reservoir, Oregon, Credit: Bonnie Moreland via Flickr
Wetlands at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit: Joan Amero

Christine Parker-Graham recently became a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine. Only one other person in the Department of Interior has this specialty board certification.
Christine Parker-Graham recently became a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine. Only one other person in the Department of Interior has this specialty board certification.

USFWS Coastal Program

Photo: A short ferry crossing reveals a vibrant artist community, legendary dining, and stunning vistas of the Salish Sea. Credit: Edmund Lowe Photography

USFWS Columbia Pacific Northwest Region

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