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Oregon Conservation Strategy

The Oregon Conservation Strategy is an overarching plan to conserve Oregon’s fish and wildlife, and their habitats. It combines the best available science and conservation priorities with recommended voluntary actions and tools for all Oregonians to define their own conservation role.

The Strategy identifies priority conservation issues:

  • Strategy Species – 294 species of greatest conservation need
  • Strategy Habitats – 11 native habitats of conservation concern
  • Conservation Opportunity Areas – 206 priority conservation areas across the state
  • Key Conservation Issues – 7 statewide threats affecting Oregon’s fish and wildlife

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Oregon Conservation StrategyThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved the 10-year revision of the Oregon Conservation Strategy in August 2016. The Oregon Conservation Strategy is now available in an interactive website at Visit the new website to quickly search for specific Strategy Species and Strategy Habitats, see how they are impacted by statewide Key Conservation Issues, check if your project falls into a Conservation Opportunity Area, access the Oregon Nearshore Strategy, or create and download your own Strategy maps using the upgraded ODFW Compass mapping system. The online version is much more user friendly and compatible with how we work today.

CompassCompass: An online data and mapping tool for Oregon’s fish and wildlife

This interactive map portrays crucial fish and wildlife habitats, ODFW datasets, and maps many of the Oregon Conservation Strategy components.

Compass website

Canary RockfishHabitat Conservation Stamp Purchases & Art Contest

Help support Oregon’s native species and habitats by purchasing an annual conservation stamp or art print.

Conservation CuveeSale of Duck Pond wine benefits ODFW Conservation Program

Duck Pond Cellars donating $5 from the sale of each bottle of Conservation Cuve.

Unique blends of pinot noir, Conservation Cuvee can be purchased at Duck Pond Cellars, through its website, and at select restaurants and wine shops.

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For more information about ODFW nongame programs and Threatened and Endangered and Sensitive Species, please visit the Wildlife Conservation Web page.


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