ODFW recently completed a 10-year update of the Oregon Conservation Strategy as required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the update at its Sept. 4 meeting for submission to the USFWS October 1. The USFWS requires updates every 10 years.
The Strategy revision included significant public involvement. ODFW staff reached out to more than 200 technical experts, tribal biologists, and agency representatives and more than 100 ODFW biologists for input and updated information on fish, wildlife, and their habitats. Staff also gave many briefings and presentations at natural resource conferences throughout the state.
ODFW convened an advisory committee that reviewed updated content and offered guidance to keep the content and format relevant to partner organizations. The committee included representatives from outdoor interest groups, agriculture and forestry, conservation organizations, the travel industry, governments and professional societies.
We thank everyone who contributed ideas for actions needed to protect Oregon’s fish, wildlife and habitats. Upon USFWS approval, ODFW will announce how to access the updated Strategy online.
In the meantime, the 2005 Strategy remains posted online.
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On the Ground: The Oregon Conservation Strategy at Work
For more information about ODFW nongame programs and Threatened and Endangered and Sensitive Species, please visit the Wildlife Conservation Web page.