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    • Wyoming toads and cattle: at home on the range

    • Aquatic animals; Biologists (USFWS); Extinctions; Endangered species; Amphibians;
    • 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...
    • Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)

    • Birds; Endangered species; Threatened species; Relocation; Habitat restoration; Partnerships; Military
    • The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) was first described by Lewis and Clark in 1805. Its original territory spanned over a dozen states throughout the western region of the United States. Currently, greater sagegrouse occur in...
    • Endangered species program contacts

    • Employees (USFWS); Endangered species;
    • This is a contact sheet listing key figures in endangered species program. It includes contact information for applicable offices in each region. **This material may be dated so check the FWS Resource link for most updated names and contacts.**
    • Critical habitat: what is it?

    • Endangered species;
    • When a species is proposed for listing as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (Act), we must consider whether there are areas of habitat we believe are essential to the species’ conservation. Those areas may be...
    • What you can do to help wildlife and plants

    • Endangered species; Education outreach; Human impacts; Connecting people with nature
    • This is a fact sheet describing the many courses of action people of all ages may take in order to preserve and help species in local areas flourish.
    • Listing a species as threatened or endangered, Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act

    • Endangered species; Employees (USFWS); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Proposed Endangered; Proposed Threatened;
    • The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, is one of the most far reaching wildlife conservation laws ever enacted by any nation. Congress, on behalf of the American people, passed the ESA to prevent extinctions facing many species of fish,...
    • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)

    • Endangered species; Employees (USFWS); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Proposed Endangered; Proposed Threatened; Birds; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Prior to European settlement, it is estimated that the red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW) (Picoides borealis) population totaled approximately 1.0 to 1.5 million groups of birds. Its historic range extended from Texas north to Missouri and east through...
    • Consultations with federal agencies: Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act

    • Endangered species; Habitat conservation; Policies; Work of the Service; Human impacts;
    • This is a fact sheet describing the requirements of federal agencies under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act to ensure their activities in no way adversely affect any endangered or threatened species, or any species proposed for the...
    • Brown pelican: Pelecanus occidentalis

    • Endangered species; Marine birds;
    • Wildlife fact sheet about brown pelicans. The brown pelican, also called American brown pelican or common pelican, inhabits the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts of North and South America.
    • Permits for native species under the Endangered Species Act

    • Endangered species; 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...
    • Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

    • Endangered species; Policies; Climate change; Ice; Polar; Mammals;
    • The polar bear, or “Nanuuq,” as the Eskimos call it, lives only in the Northern Hemisphere, on the arctic ice cap, and spends most of its time in coastal areas. Polar bears are widely dispersed in Canada, extending from the northern arctic...
    • Safe harbor agreements for private landowners

    • Endangered species; Policies; Monitoring; Land development; Partnerships
    • Because many endangered and threatened species occur exclusively, or to a large extent, on privately owned property, the involvement of the private sector in the conservation and recovery of species is crucial. Property owners are often willing...

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