Trump Administration Celebrates Recovery of America’s Smallest Tern

Across interior least tern’s 18-state range, populations continue to grow and flourish After more than three decades of conservation partnerships inspired by the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is celebrating the delisting of the interior least tern due to recovery. According to the best available science, the diverse efforts of local,… Continue reading Trump Administration Celebrates Recovery of America’s Smallest Tern

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds Endangered Species Act Listing for Monarch Butterfly Warranted but Precluded

BLOOMINGTON, MN — After a thorough assessment of the monarch butterfly’s status, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has found that adding the monarch butterfly to the list of threatened and endangered species is warranted but precluded by work on higher-priority listing actions. With this decision, the monarch becomes a candidate for listing under the… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds Endangered Species Act Listing for Monarch Butterfly Warranted but Precluded

Delaware Artist Richard Clifton Wins 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest

Federal Duck Stamp Supports Wildlife Conservation After two days of competition, Richard Clifton of Milford, Delaware, emerged as the winner of the 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with his painting of a single lesser scaup drake. The announcement was made via live stream at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. Clifton’s acrylic painting will… Continue reading Delaware Artist Richard Clifton Wins 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest

Partnership-Driven Efforts Lead to Downlisting of the American Burying Beetle

Photo credit: Jay Pruett

Conservation efforts will focus on fully recovering North America’s largest carrion beetle Thanks in part to the efforts of dedicated partners across this species’ range, the first insect added to the endangered species list is staging a comeback: the American burying beetle (ABB). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is downlisting the ABB under… Continue reading Partnership-Driven Efforts Lead to Downlisting of the American Burying Beetle

Bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Members Introduce Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

July 12, 2019 (Washington, DC) – The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), a bill to fund state-based conservation efforts for more than 12,000 species of fish, wildlife, and plants, was introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Vice-Chair Representative Debbie Dingell (MI) and CSC Member Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE). Additionally, Reps. Dingell and Fortenberry were joined… Continue reading Bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Members Introduce Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Conservation Partnerships Contribute to Proposed Downlisting of American Burying Beetle

Endangered since 1989, North America’s largest carrion beetle appears to be staging a comeback The American burying beetle, one of nature’s most unique creatures, appears to be more plentiful, thanks in part to the efforts of a wide array of partners across its range. Following the beetle’s listing in 1989 as endangered under the Endangered… Continue reading Conservation Partnerships Contribute to Proposed Downlisting of American Burying Beetle

Crabapple and Other Native Varieties From Chestnut Hill Outdoors

One of the principle benefits of mast orchards over food plots is that once established, they require far less effort. That’s particularly true of native varieties as they’ve persisted in the wild for eons with virtually no care or maintenance. They also have high survival rates because they’re being placed into the natural environment in… Continue reading Crabapple and Other Native Varieties From Chestnut Hill Outdoors

Service Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are working to protect a small, secretive marsh bird that is in steep decline. Some populations of the eastern black rail along the Atlantic coast have dropped by as much as 90 percent, and with a relatively small total population remaining across the eastern United States,… Continue reading Service Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act