U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Reckoning with History: How the once-radical Endangered Species Act was weakened
Reckoning with History: How the once-radical Endangered Species Act was weakened
The ESA started out strong, but opponents have chipped away at the landmark law.
Can big data help save endangered species?
Can big data help save endangered species?
A new tool could improve rare species recovery — or justify letting some species perish.
Sagebrush Rebel appointed to Interior Department
Sagebrush Rebel appointed to Interior Department
Property rights lawyer Karen Budd-Falen will give legal counsel on wilderness, wildlife and many of the policies she’s spent her career attacking.
For the Lassics lupine, wilderness is a mixed blessing
For the Lassics lupine, wilderness is a mixed blessing
The Wilderness Act has complicated efforts to protect the rare California wildflower.
Is Fish & Wildlife under the thumb of political influence?
Is Fish & Wildlife under the thumb of political influence?
73 percent of agency scientists say political interference is too high.
Cue the greater sage grouse lawsuits
Cue the greater sage grouse lawsuits
With the bird’s non-listing under the Endangered Species Act, expect more of the legal crawl that got us here in the first place.
Mexican wolf restoration hits (another) snag
Mexican wolf restoration hits (another) snag
The feds want to release captive animals to increase genetic diversity in the wild, but New Mexico isn’t having it.
The Endangered Species Act’s biggest experiment
The Endangered Species Act’s biggest experiment
Will an unprecedented collaborative effort and lots of tax dollars be enough to finally save sage grouse?
Tracking grazing’s impacts on bugs
Tracking grazing’s impacts on bugs
A Montana biologist studies how livestock influence a favorite sage grouse food source.
Timeline of the sage grouse saga
Timeline of the sage grouse saga
One step forward, two steps back, starting from 1995.
Does the fate of the silvery minnow foretell the Rio Grande's future?
Does the fate of the silvery minnow foretell the Rio Grande's future?
Biologists go to great lengths to keep the fish alive, but it’s nearly extinct in the wild.
For sea lions, a feast of salmon on the Columbia
For sea lions, a feast of salmon on the Columbia
Fishermen, tribes and environmentalists flummoxed as predator numbers swell below Washington's Bonneville Dam.
Wild Science: Counting Gunnison sage grouse
Wild Science: Counting Gunnison sage grouse
In this video, go straight to the breeding grounds of a threatened species.
Grouseonomics: The imperiled greater sage grouse, by the numbers
Grouseonomics: The imperiled greater sage grouse, by the numbers
Economic and ecological impacts of the bird in Western states.
Senate considers legislation to help the West store and conserve water
Senate considers legislation to help the West store and conserve water
Twelve Western states have declared drought emergencies.
Why is Montana giving its bison specialist the boot?
Why is Montana giving its bison specialist the boot?
The state blames budget cuts as it demotes a longtime wildlife biologist.
Feds move to protect birds from oil pits and power lines
Feds move to protect birds from oil pits and power lines
Planned regulations come as many Western migratory species experience steep declines.
Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act
Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act
The administration's proposal is aimed at warding off a GOP overhaul of the law.
How a warming Arctic affects Yellowstone grizzlies
How a warming Arctic affects Yellowstone grizzlies
For some bears, weird spring weather was a wake-up call. For humans, not so much.
Feds opt not to list Mono Basin sage grouse
Feds opt not to list Mono Basin sage grouse
Conservation efforts persuaded officials that the Nevada-California population will fare well.
Famous Los Angeles puma holes up in residents' crawlspace
Famous Los Angeles puma holes up in residents' crawlspace
The mountain lion brings attention to the role of urban wilds.
Scientists document mega Oregon-Nevada pronghorn migration
Scientists document mega Oregon-Nevada pronghorn migration
Three hikers will track ecological conditions on the route this June.
Who should manage Grand Teton’s private inholdings?
Who should manage Grand Teton’s private inholdings?
A dead wolf and jurisdictional confusion in an iconic national park.
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