What the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) considers candidate species are those plants and animals that are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These are species for which the FWS has enough information regarding...
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
Conservation banks are permanently protected lands that contain natural resource values. These lands are conserved and permanently managed
for species that are endangered, threatened, candidates for listing, or are otherwise species-at-risk....
Work of the Service; History; Recreation; Wildlife management
This is a report that describes various programs successfully implemented and various tasks completed, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs, Division of Federal Assistance. Articles include...
Work of the Service; Conservation; Land development; Landscape conservation; Policies;
The purpose of this brochure is to introduce some of the landowners who are using two innovative conservation tools: Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances. Although these tools only came into use within the...
Document; Planning; Wildlife refuges; Rivers and streams; Environments (Natural);
The Bear River travels a 500-mile course from its headwaters in Utah’s Uinta Mountains through Wyoming and Idaho, eventually terminating its horseshoe-shaped route in Utah’s Great Salt Lake, the largest inland sea in the Western Hemisphere.
Recovery is the process that stops the
decline of an endangered or threatened
species by removing or reducing
threats. Recovery ensures the longterm
survival of the species in the wild.
At that point, the species is recovered,
and protection of the...
When Congress passed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1973, it recognized that our rich natural heritage is of “esthetic, ecological, educational, recreational, and scientific value to our Nation and its people.” It further expressed concern...
Fishes; Fisheries management; Fish hatcheries; Species of concern; Conservation; Management;
The purpose of this document is to propose a framework for the development of these partnerships and to define the Service's
role in the management and conservation of the Nation's paddlefish and sturgeon resources.