Willard (Bill )E. Nelson oral history interview as conducted by Jerry Grover. Worked in following locations in Oregon in either the field or in the office: Bend, Portland, Coos Bay, Vanport, Columbia River, Klamath River. Also spent some time in...
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
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...
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
What are candidate species? Candidate species are plants and animals for which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has sufficient information on their biological status and threats to propose them as endangered or threatened under the...
Welcomes new youth hires into the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service & Department of the Interior. Includes information on other youth programs and educates youth on other federal employment opportunities, including YCC, SCEP, STEP, and SCA.