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    • Inventory and monitoring initiative; Natural Resource Program Center

    • Inventory and monitoring initiative; Natural Resource Program Center
    • Planning; Conservation; Conservation science; Biologists (USFWS); Scientific personnel (USFWS); Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges
    • Inventory and monitoring have long been a vital part of the biological program of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System) and have been used to inform local management actions. But the need to inform adaptation strategies at multiple...
    • Hydropower: regulatory history

    • Hydropower: regulatory history
    • Water; Water conservation; Water management; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Energy; Dams; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife management; Work of the Service;
    • Prior to 1920, hydropower developers needed a special act of Congress to build and operate a project on navigable streams of Federal lands. In 1920, in response to increased demand for electricity during World War I, Congress enacted the Federal...
    • Hydropower: environmental issues

    • Hydropower: environmental issues
    • Water; Water conservation; Water management; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Energy; Dams; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife management; Work of the Service;
    • Hydropower projects convert the energy of fl owing water into electricity. A dam holds back water, creating a reservoir of potential power. On the upper side of the dam, a gate is opened to let water surge through a tunnel leading to turbines. The...
    • Hydropower: service expertise

    • Hydropower: service expertise
    • Water; Water conservation; Water management; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Energy; Dams; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife management; Work of the Service;
    • The Federal Power Act authorizes the Service to condition a non-Federal hydropower license with fish passage facilities and, if the project is in Service managed land (e.g., utilizes part of a hatchery water intake system), to require measures that...
    • Hydropower: Service involvement

    • Hydropower: Service involvement
    • Water; Water conservation; Water management; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Energy; Dams; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife management; Work of the Service;
    • Service involvement in relicensing actions typically begins two years before an application is filed with FERC. During this pre-filing process, an applicant is required to consult with the Service regarding the types of resources that may be...
    • Hydropower: examples of accomplishments

    • Hydropower: examples of accomplishments
    • Water; Water conservation; Water management; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Energy; Dams; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife management; Work of the Service;
    • Service participation in FERC’s hydropower licensing process has resulted in many benefits for the Nations fish and wildlife resources. The following examples provide an overview of significant contributions Service expertise in fish and wildlife...

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