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Fish and Wildlife Service Extending Request for Information for Greater Sage-Grouse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is extending the period for submitting information regarding the status of the greater sage-grouse by 30 days.  The Service is currently conducting a status review of the greater sage-grouse to determine if the species warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act.  This extension will…


Mono Basin Area Population of Greater Sage-Grouse Warrants Review for Possible Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced it will conduct a status review of the Mono Basin area population of greater sage-grouse to determine if it warrants federal protection as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Today’s decision, commonly known as a 90-day…


Final Recreation Regulations Published for Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a final rule in the Federal Register to implement general recreation actions in the approved Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the 240,000-acre Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The new rules are effective May 27, 2008 following the customary 30-day…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Grants to 27 States for Sewage Pumpout Facilities for Boaters

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall announced that more than $13.6 million in grants funding will be awarded to 27 states under the Clean Vessel Act grant program in 2008. The grants will be used to fund the construction and installation of sewage pumpout facilities and floating…


National Wetlands Maps Debut on Google Earth

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maps of the National Wetlands Inventory are now available for viewing using Google Earth. The wetlands inventory includes wetlands data for approximately 60 percent of the conterminous U.S., as well as portions of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The mission of the Service’s National Wetlands…


Public Recreation in Riparian Areas Closed Due to Fire Danger at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

From April 22 – May 5, certain areas at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to public recreation due to extreme fire danger.  Specifically, units A, B, C, and D are affected by the closure.   Units A-D are bosque areas along the Rio Grande that are home to…


Deadline To Apply For Wildlife Department Youth Camp Extended

Youth who did not sign up for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s annual Youth Camp by the April 18 deadline can still sign up, as the deadline has been extended through May 1, 2008  The 10th annual Youth Camp is scheduled for June 2-6, 2008. The camp is free,…


Celebrate Earth Day – Let’s Go Outside!

In celebration of Earth Day and National Children & Nature Awareness month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is encouraging you to get outside and enjoy the beauty and spring-time wonders of the natural world.  The Service recently launched its Let?s Go Outside! initiative to encourage Americans to spend time…