USFWS Reports

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Canada lynx in position to be delisted

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)DENVER  – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced earlier this week that a scientific review of the Canada lynx in the contiguous United States concludes that the animal may no longer warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and should be considered for delisting due to recovery. The recommendation is the…

In Montana, effort would benefit grassland birds, greater sage grouse

A chestnut-collared longspur. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Rick Bohn)A new, voluntary wildlife conservation opportunity designed with Montana ranchers in mind is now open for public comment, and the benefits to five species of birds in need could be significant, according to a news release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. According to the release, interested landowners will receive regulatory certainty…

Conservation stewardship and the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (video)

The Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 was supported by organized sportsmen and sportswomen, state fish and game agencies, and industry to tax firearms and ammunition with the proceeds going specifically to wildlife conservation. So, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, when you buy that new firearm, arrows or a new bow, a box of shotgun shells or fishing…

Something for everyone during National Great Outdoors Month

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)National Great Outdoors Month is the time when hundreds of national wildlife refuges, parks and other public lands host special events and welcome droves of visitors. Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosts more than 50 million visitors, helping create outdoor memories that last a lifetime. Under the Great Outdoors Month umbrella, National Trails Day was June 3, but a…

Monarch migration stronghold turns 105

Located in Lake Michigan, off the tip of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, this essential stopover habitat for birds and other migratory species consists of five islands and is framed by two states — Wisconsin and Michigan.