Endangered species; Birds; Birds of prey; Captive breeding; Reintroduction; Raptors;
1976, (41 FR 187). Long recognized as a vanishing species (Cooper 1890, Koford 1953, Wilbur 1978), the California condor remains one ofthe world’s rarest and most imperiled vertebrate species. Despite intensive conservation...
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Private landowners, large and small, play a vital role conserving habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants. In
fact, more than two- thirds of the nation’s threatened and endangered species use habitat found on...
Species Status categories:
at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are
Federal candidate species and those that the Service
has not identified as candidate species, but are facing
threat( s) and are potential...
“ Conservation districts have long
advocated that natural resources
conservation must come from
voluntary, incentive- based approaches.
For species conservation, it is clear
that success lies in flexible tools and
incentives that promote...
Fish and Wildlife Programs
More than one tool may describe the status of species on your property and meet your specific goals.
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A Texas Cattle Rancher Who “ Became a Believer”
“ We’re just ‘ wildlifing’ it all over the place, and we’re
happy to do it,” Bob Long said. Long is enhancing
habitat on his 550- acre property to benefit the Houston
A female Mission Blue butterfly lands on a patch of grass. As of 14 December 2009, the 'mission blue Butterfly' (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) is listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
A female Mission Blue butterfly rests on a yarrow plant located on the Southeast ridge of San Bruno Mountain, California. As of 14 December 2009, the 'mission blue Butterfly' (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) is listed as Endangered under the...
A male Mission Blue butterfly rests upon a Silver Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons). As of 14 December 2009, the 'mission blue Butterfly' (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) is listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
A Papillon helicopter carries a 55-gallon drum of native Gila trout up to Frye Creek on Feb. 23, 2011 in the Pinalenos Mountains of Arizona where the fish will be stocked. The project, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, created...
About a decade ago the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources developed a programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW), encouraging conservation on non-Federal lands through technical assistance, funding, and...