- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon has revamped its conservation strategy and created a new website with maps and wildlife information.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/2bX66jz ) that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently revealed its first update to the 2006 Oregon Conservation Strategy. The department says the document serves as a long-term plan for preventing species from declining until they end up listed as threatened or endangered.

Officials hope the website will get the public involved with conservation by making information easy to access.

The strategy identifies 206 conservation areas in Oregon and proposes corrective actions like removing invasive species or restoring habitat. It covers species that need the most help, including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates and plants.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com


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