Work of the Service; Youth; Education outreach; Environmental education; Volunteers; Connecting people with nature; Employees (USFWS); Leisure activities; Partnerships;
Engaging, educating, and employing our nation’s youth in conservation are major priorities for the Department of the Interior (Department), and in 2009 the Youth in the Great Outdoors (YGO) initiative was established.
This is a fact sheet describing the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It briefly describes the mission and history of the Service and the Service's current conservation work and plans for the future.
Wildlife management; Work of the Service; Writing; Raptors; Legislation;
The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act) and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The MBTA and the Eagle Act protect bald eagles from a variety of harmful actions and impacts....
Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos canadensis) can be found from the tundra, through grasslands, forested habitat and woodland‐brushlands, south to arid deserts, including Death Valley, California. They are aerial predators and eat small to...
The Shorebird Sister Schools Program presents an activity that explores the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon
Gulf Oil Spill on coastal birds and the work of many dedicated professionals helping in species recovery, with a
focus on career...
History; Law enforcement; Biography; Game management;
Dave McMullen oral history interview as conducted by Jerry Grover. Dave worked as a U.S. Game Management Agent in Bellingham, Washington and then went to Portland as a Special Agent. He also worked in D.C. and the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
Ray Bentley and Phillip Thorpe oral history interview as conducted by Mark Madison. Note: at the time the interview was conducted, both Mr. Bentley and Mr. Thorpe were still employees with the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Seventy-five years of successful
wildlife management is the
remarkable legacy of the
Restoration Act, and the cause
of our 75th celebration. Along
with the Dingell-Johnson Sport
Fish Restoration Act, it is the
Fire management; Fires; Invasive species; Policies; Prescribed burning
This is a handbook describing the correlation between fire management and the introduction of invasive species. It offers procedures for fire managers to follow in order to prevent the spread of invasive species as an unintended result of fire...
Endangered and/or threatened; Partnerships; Recovered; Work of the Service; Policies;
Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is designed to regulate a wide range of activities that affect endangered and threatened plants and animals and the habitats upon which they depend. Unless specifically allowed by permit, the ESA...
Endangered and/or threatened; International affairs; Law enforcement; Tourism;
This is a booklet describing laws pertinent to the importation and exportation of endangered animals--alive or dead--and animal parts and products. It includes contact information for obtaining more specific information on the subject.