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.
When Atlantic salmon escape in the Pacific, who cleans up?
When Atlantic salmon escape in the Pacific, who cleans up?
Coastal tribes will be dealing with this summer’s Atlantic salmon spill for years.
The Endangered Species Act itself could go extinct
The Endangered Species Act itself could go extinct
Congress and the Trump administration threaten an act vital to wildlife and habitat.
For endangered species, politics replaces science
For endangered species, politics replaces science
A leaked Fish and Wildlife memo suggests a shift away from science.
Courts challenge a piecemeal approach to species recovery
Courts challenge a piecemeal approach to species recovery
A recent ruling may cause Fish and Wildlife to reconsider how it protects grizzlies.
Latest: Final Mexican wolf plan released
Latest: Final Mexican wolf plan released
Feds intend to fix inbreeding but enviro groups call plan inadequate
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Under Trump, officials renew their push for American energy independence.
Defendants ordered released as Bundy trial continues
Defendants ordered released as Bundy trial continues
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy says he would rather stay in jail.
Threatened plants on state lands have few protections
Threatened plants on state lands have few protections
Politics, land ownership and imperiled plants collide in New Mexico.
Fish and Wildlife retracts opposition to Arizona project
Fish and Wildlife retracts opposition to Arizona project
As Trump sidelines science, the agency flips on San Pedro River development.
Our largest wildlife refuge is also the most vulnerable
Our largest wildlife refuge is also the most vulnerable
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is under threat from the Trump administration.
Six bills that weaken species protections move in Congress
Six bills that weaken species protections move in Congress
Lawmakers shift the focus to politics, not science, as a deciding factor of designation.
An ‘ill-conceived’ road through Alaskan wilderness
An ‘ill-conceived’ road through Alaskan wilderness
The Trump administration’s backdoor land swap could set a dangerous precedent.
The battle over Alaska refuge oil reignites under Trump
The battle over Alaska refuge oil reignites under Trump
Will Congress break its stalemate on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
 19 Western species won’t receive federal protections
19 Western species won’t receive federal protections
The animals range from minuscule Nevada mollusks to dwindling Pacific walruses.
What is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?
Legal or not, Trump’s wall is already being built
Legal or not, Trump’s wall is already being built
What you need to know about construction currently happening on the border.
Washington continues to kill wolves that prey on livestock
Washington continues to kill wolves that prey on livestock
The state’s increasing wolf population is creating a tangle between advocates, ranchers and politicians.
A community copes with record low salmon returns
A community copes with record low salmon returns
On the Fraser River, faltering salmon populations have impacted tribes and urban economies.
Interior overhauls sage grouse conservation
Interior overhauls sage grouse conservation
How big a role do industry concerns play in potential rewrite of management plans?
Will only the flexible survive?
Will only the flexible survive?
Researchers are identifying the West’s wildlife that can best cope with climate change.
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