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Threatened and Endangered Species

The State of Oregon and the federal government maintain separate lists of Threatened and Endangered (T & E) species. These are species whose status is such that they are at some degree of risk of becoming extinct.

Sensitive Species

To address the need for a positive, proactive approach to species conservation, a “sensitive” species classification was created under Oregon’s Sensitive Species Rule (OAR 635-100-040). The Sensitive Species List is a non-regulatory tool that helps focus wildlife management and research activities to prevent species from further decline. For more information and to view the latest update of the Sensitive Species List.


Oregon Conservation Strategy

The Oregon Conservation Strategy is a non-regulatory, statewide approach to species and habitat conservation.  It helps identify and prioritize conservation actions for species and habitats which will benefit most. Strategy Species are those that have small or declining populations or are otherwise at risk in Oregon.

Oregon Native Fish Status Report

The Oregon Native Fish Status Report describes the current conservation status of native fishes in Oregon based on criteria defined in Oregon’s Native Fish Conservation Policy (NFCP). This report summarizes risk assessments completed for native salmon and steelhead, most native trout, and other selected native fish species using the NFCP interim criteria.


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