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The Oregon Conservation Strategy

Oregon is a land of diversity. However, in the face of rapid development and altered landscapes, the work of maintaining the health of our wildlife populations falls to all Oregonians. To ensure that our natural heritage is conserved and to help guide the work of citizens, Oregon has developed a Conservation Strategy. The Conservation Strategy charts a course for the long-term conservation of Oregon's fish and wildlife. It identifies how all Oregonians can become involved through a non-regulatory, statewide approach to conservation.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff led development of the Strategy working with a diverse coalition of Oregonians including scientists, conservation groups, landowners, extension services, anglers, hunters, and representatives from agriculture, forestry and rangelands.

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Willamette River conservation easement paves way for long-term fish and wildlife conservation. Greenbelt Land Trust announced today [Dec. 21, 2011] the acquisition of conservation easements on more than 300 acres of Willamette River frontage property in Benton County that will benefit a number of species including chinook salmon, cutthroat trout, Oregon chub, Pacific lampreys, western pond turtles and red-legged frogs. This project will permanently protect important habitat for fish and wildlife identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy.

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