U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Americans go on a gun-buying frenzy
Americans go on a gun-buying frenzy
Gun-related violence soars along with sales.
Can a wildlife refuge help a community’s fight for environmental justice?
Can a wildlife refuge help a community’s fight for environmental justice?
In Albuquerque’s South Valley, activists are happy for more green space but worry about gentrification.
A Colorado county provides a model for saving the West’s open spaces
A Colorado county provides a model for saving the West’s open spaces
A sales-tax funded program pays ranchers and farmers to not develop their land or sell their water rights.
Invasive mussels in aquarium supplies alarm wildlife managers
Invasive mussels in aquarium supplies alarm wildlife managers
Potentially devastating zebra mussels found in Northwest pet stores.
New Mexico judge revokes protected lands for jaguars
New Mexico judge revokes protected lands for jaguars
Conservation groups vow to fight the ruling to help the cats reclaim their historic habitat.
After months of border wall construction, a look at the damage done
After months of border wall construction, a look at the damage done
As President Biden takes the helm, conservation groups take stock of the border wall’s environmental impacts.
Reclaiming the National Bison Range
Reclaiming the National Bison Range
After decades of battling misinformation, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes recover their lands and the herd.
Oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge draws few bidders
Oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge draws few bidders
The Trump administration succeeded in opening the refuge for drilling. The highest bidder? The state of Alaska itself.
Studying seabirds, the sentinels of the ocean
Studying seabirds, the sentinels of the ocean
Perspective from one of the longest, largest and most comprehensive seabird monitoring efforts in the world.
Will California finally fulfill its promise to fix the Salton Sea?
Will California finally fulfill its promise to fix the Salton Sea?
Decades have passed and millions of dollars spent, yet little has been done to restore the lake. California officials say it’s all been leading up to this moment.
Trump’s impact on Indian Country over four years
Trump’s impact on Indian Country over four years
From legal decisions to on-the-ground policies, Indigenous lawyers describe the administration’s tactics as an “onslaught” removing federal protections of land and wildlife.
Interior denies all of New Mexico’s proposed LWCF projects
Interior denies all of New Mexico’s proposed LWCF projects
The rejection is considered political retribution for criticism of the Trump administration.
Wolverines denied endangered species protections
Wolverines denied endangered species protections
USFWS: ‘If wolverines need snow, we think that there’s going to be enough snow out there for them.’
Sage advice
Sage advice
The ecological and ethical problems of ‘smudging.’
Rare Nevada wildflower diminished by 40% in one weekend
Rare Nevada wildflower diminished by 40% in one weekend
The remaining Tiehm’s buckwheat inhabits less than 20 acres near a proposed mine for lithium and boron.
Southwest experiences mass bird die-off
Southwest experiences mass bird die-off
‘To see this many individuals and species dying is a national tragedy.’
A wildlife refuge under siege at the border
A wildlife refuge under siege at the border
New emails detail drained ponds, salvaged fish and a tense relationship with the Department of Homeland Security.
Yellowstone grizzlies keep endangered species protections
Yellowstone grizzlies keep endangered species protections
A court ruling disallows sport hunting the bears in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
North American bats may be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2
North American bats may be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2
This is bad news for bats and humans.
The only catfish native to the Western U.S. is running out of water
The only catfish native to the Western U.S. is running out of water
The Yaqui catfish was going extinct. Then came the border wall.
Questions surround Pebble Mine’s environmental review
Questions surround Pebble Mine’s environmental review
As a decision on the open-pit mine nears, documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act unveil agency critiques.
How the pandemic will set back environmental science
How the pandemic will set back environmental science
Across the Western U.S., researchers are worried about unmonitored threatened species.
The mystery of mountain lions
The mystery of mountain lions
Despite decades of research, myth and fear still surround the animals.
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