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Conservation stories from one of the world’s most ecologically diverse regions.

El viaje de Mauricio Valadrian en búsqueda de derribar barreras para la comunidad Latinoamericana

Mauricio y su familia disfrutan de una caminata. Fotografia: Michelle Pearl Gee


Conservation detection dogs find Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillars in their natural habitat

A small Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillar hiding among the leaves of early blue violet. Arrow is pointing out the small caterpillar.
Photo: Oregon silverspot butterfly (Speyeria zerene hippolyta) caterpillars are difficult to find among the leaves of its host plant, the early blue violet (Viola adunca). Credit: USFWS

Baby snowy plovers with tags.
Baby snowy plovers with tags: Photo credit: K. Castelein/USFWS


Rufous Hummingbird.
Rufous Hummingbird. Photo credit: Creative Commons


Tips for beginning birders graphic in English.

Three-dimensional image of a western maidenhead fern. Image credit: Sarah Levy, USFWS


A volunteer from the Oregon Chinese Coalition removes velvetleaf and cocklebur from a dry wetland at Tualatin River NWR. Photo by Brent Lawrence / USFWS
A volunteer from the Oregon Chinese Coalition removes velvetleaf from a dry wetland at Tualatin River NWR. Photo by Brent Lawrence / USFWS


Wildlife Friendly Fences Facilitate Big Game Migration in Idaho

A colorful western landscape can be seen in this picture with a dead shrub in the foreground and mountains in the background. A fence divides the landscape.
A fence, dividing the landscape between rangeland and mountains in central Idaho. Credit: USFWS

Wetlands Restoration at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Northern Harrier at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit: Ken Pitts

USFWS Columbia Pacific Northwest Region

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