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Oregon Conservation Strategy: Voluntary Action

Human alteration of the landscape has left much of Oregon's fish and wildlife at varying degrees of risk. For example, the song of Oregon's state bird, the Western meadowlark, is rarely heard in the Willamette Valley. Although still common in eastern Oregon, the meadowlark is in trouble across a significant portion of its historic range. But there are things we can do to help. Like most of Oregon's wildlife, the meadowlark retains a natural resilience and will respond to improved habitat conditions. For the Western meadowlark and dozens of other vulnerable species including fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, invertebrates and plants, the Oregon Conservation Strategy offers hope for a healthier, more secure future.

Voluntary Action

The future of many species in Oregon depends on landowners' and land managers' willingness to voluntarily take action to protect and improve fish and wildlife habitat. Support is available through Strategy tools and partnerships. Visit the ODFW Strategy Web site.

Oregonians have long demonstrated their willingness to work together for the common good. Tapping that spirit will encourage new alliances, partnerships, coordination, and collaboration between agencies, tribes, organizations, businesses, and landowners to help conserve Oregon's unique natural treasures.

Authored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (2008)