Inspectors clear legal imports and
exports, and stop shipments that
violate the law. They make sure that
wildlife imports and exports are
accompanied by the required permits
and licenses, and verify that the
contents of shipments match the
Wildlife inspectors work closely
with Service special agents and
counterparts from the U. S. Customs
Service and other Federal agencies
that police international trade.
They staff special enforcement
task forces that conduct inspection
What benefits do inspectors earn?
Wildlife inspectors enjoy all the
benefits of Federal employment,
including a generous retirement
plan with substantial investment
opportunities. Inspectors earn 13 to
26 days of annual leave each year
This booklet provides information for citizen stewards and
landowners, who embody President Bush’s vision of cooperative
conservation— a vision built upon innovation, local ideas, inspiration
and incentives, and on- the- ground...
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
Environmental Defense, a nonprofit organization, was
the key in reaching out to Long and provided funding
for biologists to conduct population surveys for the
toad on his property. Long is helping Environmental
Defense and the Service promote...
Karner Blue – A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin
“ Instead of hearing, ‘ I don’t have that butterfly on
my property,’ I hear, ‘ How can I get some of that wild
lupine seed?’ ‘ You should see the lupine patch
I have going!’ or ‘...
Montana: Endangered Species Grants
Help Keep “ Big Sky Country” Big
“ That’s one of the most productive bull trout streams
in the country,” said Fish and Wildlife Service
biologist Bob Lee of the headwaters of the Bull River
Mark Madison speaks with Buddy Huffaker at the Sc3 at the NCTC in Shepherdstown, WV. Buddy is the executive director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, where he works on a variety of land management issues, including the...
Jonathan Van Ballenberghe is the filmmaker for "In the Company of Moose." This film chronicles Biologist Vic Van Ballenberghe who has spent more time living with wild moose in Denali National Park, Alaska than any other researcher in the world.
animals; aves; Birds; Birds; Deshutes National Forests; Oregon;
The white-headed woodpecker is often hard to locate, it rarely drums or taps as other woodpeckers are known to do. It is a silent woodpecker that only vocalizes around its nest. Living primarily around ponderosa pine and fir trees at higher...
In response to increased interest in the quality of playa lakes and their recognition of valuable wildlife habitat, the Arlington Field Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, initiated a multi-year contaminants survey of playa lakes of the...
Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Biological control; Habitat conservation; Invasive species; Population control; Work of the Service;
This is a plan to prevent zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species from spreading westward. This document includes background on the issue, including the current and potential impacts, ecological, economic and otherwise, the spread of these...
Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Environmental education; Fisheries management; Fishes; Fish hatcheries; Habitat conservation; Podcast; Public Lecture;
Phil Pister retired in February 1990 following 38 years as a fishery biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game. He studied wildlife conservation and zoology under A. Starker Leopold at the University of California (Berkeley) and...
Biologists feared that the Wyoming toad was extinct until 1987 when a fisherman discovered a population at Mortenson Lake on Swanson’s land. The discovery created excitement about a chance to save the species and its habitat, and it led Swanson...
The habitat suitability index (HSI) model in this report on the Forster's tern is intended for use in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (1980) habitat evaluation procedures for impact assessment and habitat management. The model was developed...