USFWS FY2018 Budget Justification Cuts Funding to Migratory Bird Management and Landscape Conservation Cooperative Programs

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently released its Budget Justification for fiscal year 2018. Among other items, the document outlines the budget for the Migratory Bird Management’s North American Waterfowl Management Plan/Joint Venture Activities programs. The proposed funding level for these programs will be about $10.8 million – $2.4 million less than than […]

USFWS Facing Lawsuit for Failure to List Species Under ESA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) may soon be facing a lawsuit in regards to the listing of over 400 species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  On August 23, 2016, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a notice of intent (NOI) to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service for allegedly failing to make required 12-month […]

Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Updated Mitigation Policy

1981 FWS Mitigation Policy DOI Mitigation Policy 10-23-2015 Consistent and Effective Application of the U.S. FWS Mitigation Policy FWS Revised Mitigation Policy – March 2016

USFWS Releases 2014 Candidates for ESA Protection

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases 2014 List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act Protection The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released the Candidate Notice of Review, a yearly status appraisal of plants and animals that are candidates for Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection. Twenty-two species from Hawaii and one from Independent Samoa and […]