U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Interior combatant confirmed to department
Interior combatant confirmed to department
Endangered Species Act opposer Susan Combs officially takes role as assistant secretary after long delay.
Interior Department border deployments are mired in secrecy
Interior Department border deployments are mired in secrecy
Law enforcement agents guarding wildlife refuges have been sent to the border, leaving public lands more exposed.
Department of the Interior deployment tip form
Department of the Interior deployment tip form
Were you or someone you know deployed or detailed to the border from a Department of the Interior agency?
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.
Fish and Wildlife whistleblower retaliation case raises questions
Fish and Wildlife whistleblower retaliation case raises questions
A top Texas official reported political interference and scientific misconduct.
Jim Deacon, pioneering desert fish biologist, dies
Jim Deacon, pioneering desert fish biologist, dies
But the concept of saving big places through little animals lives on.
Washington’s wolverines stage tenuous comeback
Washington’s wolverines stage tenuous comeback
The carnivores are recolonizing the northern Cascades, but they face an uncertain climate future.
The Latest: Wildlife refuges
The Latest: Wildlife refuges
The refuge system finally has a strategy for expansion.
Non-native goats in Utah’s La Sal Mountains
Non-native goats in Utah’s La Sal Mountains
How bad are these ungulates for the ecosystem?
A fix for the desert tortoise
A fix for the desert tortoise
Prolific pets continue to threaten their wild cousins.
Have returning wolves really saved Yellowstone?
Have returning wolves really saved Yellowstone?
Researchers fear that some damage can’t be undone.
A grouse divided
A grouse divided
Will new federal protections rescue the Gunnison sage grouse?
The most important wildlife management plans you've never heard of
The most important wildlife management plans you've never heard of
Western states scramble to prepare Wildlife Action Plans, due in 2015.
Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire
Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire
A new study raises questions about how to handle livestock conflicts.
Wyoming grapples with how to fund wildlife conservation
Wyoming grapples with how to fund wildlife conservation
Hunters may lose influence as other groups are asked to increase their contributions.
Mapping wolf dispersal
Mapping wolf dispersal
A Northern Rockies wolf was spotted at the Grand Canyon.
Did Obama's Interior hobble the Endangered Species Act?
Did Obama's Interior hobble the Endangered Species Act?
A new policy sets the law back a half-century, conservationists say.
Grizzlies gain ground
Grizzlies gain ground
Recovery efforts flourish, but challenges still loom.
The roads scholar
The roads scholar
An ecologist helps wildlife safely cross highways.
Climate changes for wolverine listing
Climate changes for wolverine listing
What good can the Endangered Species Act do in a warming world?
Alaska’s wildlife war
Alaska’s wildlife war
The federal government pushes back as the state ramps up control of wolves and other predators.
ESA changes could help protect sage grouse on private land
Against all odds, wolf OR7 may have found a mate
1981: ‘Extinct’ grizzlies sighted in Colorado
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