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Undercover Wildlife Operation Cracks Down on Poaching in North Carolina, Georgia
State and federal wildlife officials announced today an undercover operation involving more than 80 wildlife violators and as many as 900 wildlife violations ...
USDA Reports Synthesize Literature on Climate Change Effects and Adaptation Strategies for U.S. Agriculture and Forests
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released two comprehensive reports today that synthesize the scientific literature on climate change effects and ...
Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp Will Support Wildlife Conservation Through Federal Duck Stamp Program
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp, formalizing a commitment by ...
Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America’s Natural Resources
The President's Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda is the result of an interagency process to inventory and assess current policies, programs, and ...
Building community resilience by strengthening America’s natural resources and supporting green infrastructure
President Obama has made it clear that we have a moral obligation to our children and future generations to leave behind a planet that is not polluted and ...
Conservation Strategy for Imperiled Aquatic Species in the UTRB
The Strategy provides guidance to Field Offices in reevaluating current ("status quo") conservation approaches in order to deliver the most cost effective ...
Science Applications: Fostering Science Excellence for the Service
This video answers two questions: 1. What does the Science Applications program work on and; 2. Why is it important to the public and the staff of the U.S. ...
Agenda - March 11, 2015 Workshop
Urban Woodlands Conservation and Management Workshop. Organized and facilitated by the National Park Service to identify and create opportunities for greater ...
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Boosts State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts with $32 Million in Grants
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced nearly $32 million in grants to 20 states to help advance their collaborative efforts to conserve America’s ...
New York and Long Island Plan
The New York and Long Island Field Offices have developed a strategic plan for our future work. This plan provides the direction of our field offices’ work and ...
Pennsylvania Ecological Services Plan
The Pennsylvania Ecological Services Field Office (PAFO) of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has developed this Priority Planning Strategy to guide its ...
Maryland SHC Plan
The Chesapeake Bay Field Office is actively involved in conservation and restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed with most of these activities ...
Virginia Ecological Services Plan
The 2010-2014 Strategic Plan's purpose is to work as one group, crossing and blurring program boundaries, to determine statewide resource priorities and a ...
West Virginia Ecological Services Plan
With  the  mission  of  the  U.  S.  Fish  and  Wildlife  Service  in  mind  the  Service’s  West  Virginia   Field Office (WVFO), Elkins, West Virginia, has ...
Appalachian LCC Activity Update to National Park Service
Coordinator Jean Brennan gave a webinar presentation on recent accomplishments and the future direction of the Appalachian LCC to the National Park Service ...
Surrogate Species Framework Letter
A letter introducing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Surrogate Species Framework.
Surrogate Species Framework
This framework provides a way for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and State Fish and Wildlife Agencies to work together in the selection of species to serve ...
Drought in the United States: Causes and Issues for Congress
Drought is a natural hazard with often significant societal, economic, and environmental consequences. Public policy issues related to drought range from how ...
Effects of Management on Carbon Sequestration in Forest Biomass in Southeast Alaska
The Tongass National Forest (Tongass) is the largest national forest and largest area of old-growth forest in the United States. Spatial geographic informa- ...
COMMENTARY: Overshoot, adapt and recover
We will probably overshoot our current climate targets, so policies of adaptation and recovery need much more attention, say Martin Parry, Jason Lowe and Clair ...
Assessing the impacts of livestock production on biodiversity in rangeland ecosystems
Biodiversity in rangelands is decreasing, due to intense utilization for livestock production and conversion of rangeland into cropland; yet the outlook of ...
Barking up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
The spotted owl controversy revealed that federal forest management policies alone could not guarantee functioning forest ecosystems. At the same time as the ...
Carbon sequestration in the U.S. forest sector from 1990 to 2010
From 1990 through 2005, the forest sector (including forests and wood products) sequestered an average 162 Tg C year1 . In 2005, 49% of the total forest sector ...
Effect of Risk Aversion on Prioritizing Conservation Projects
Agencies making decisions about what threat mitigation actions to take to save which species frequently face the dilemma of whether to invest in actions with ...
Adapting to a Changing Climate in the Southeast
Whether it’s change to native terrestrial habitats or sea level rise and impacts to vital coastal wetlands and marshes, we are only beginning to understand ...
Are conservation organizations configured for effective adaptation to global change?
Conservation organizations must adapt to respond to the ecological impacts of global change. Numerous changes to conservation actions (eg facilitated ...
Ecosystem carbon stocks and sequestration potential of federal lands across the conterminous United States
Federal lands across the conterminous United States (CONUS) account for 23.5% of the CONUS terrestrial area but have received no systematic studies on their ...
Northeast Region Representative Species Workshop
The Northeast Region is holding six workshops around the region to provide feedback on the Service’s new draft technical guidance for selecting surrogate ...
Roundtable Discussion on The Future of Federal Agency Collaboration in Landscape-Scale Planning
The Landscape Conservation Cooperatives National Coordination Office, in partnership with federal agencies, has organized this initial conversation about the ...
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's purpose is to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; ...