(Left to right) Phi Beta Sigma International President Jonathan A. Mason, FWS Director Dan Ashe, Sigma Deputy Director Steve Ballard, and FWS Deputy Director Rowan Gould. Credit: Tami Heilemann, DOI

(Left to right) Phi Beta Sigma International President Jonathan A. Mason, FWS Director Dan Ashe, Sigma Deputy Director Steve Ballard, and FWS Deputy Director Rowan Gould. Credit: Tami Heilemann, DOI

Service Signs Historic Agreement with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

April 24, 2014

A new partnership between the Service and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity will encourage urban youth to experience the natural world and promote their interest in conservation and biological sciences. The initiative commemorates American scientist, botanist and inventor George Washington Carver – a Sigma member who inspired generations of youth to pursue careers in science.

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Wetlands restoration provides a host of benefits to wildlife, people, and the economy. Credit: USFWS

Service Habitat Restoration Programs Generate Millions for U.S. Economy

April 23, 2014

A new peer-reviewed analysis finds that the Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife and Coastal programs are extraordinary engines for the U.S. economy. Research suggests that by working directly with partners to implement vital on-the-ground habitat restoration, Service programs have created more than 3,900 jobs in Fiscal Year 2011, generating a total economic stimulus of $327.6 million.

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A portrait of a king eider is the 2014 Junior Duck Stamp winning entry. Credit: Si Youn Kim

New Jersey Youth Wins 2014 Junior Duck Stamp Competition

April 18, 2014

Congratulations to 16-year-old Si youn Kim, of Tenafly, N.J., whose acrylic painting of a king eider will grace the 2014-2015 Federal Junior Duck Stamp. The painting was chosen today by a panel of judges at the national Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. This year, more than 29,000 students participated in state Junior Duck Stamp competitions. Proceeds from sales of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp support environmental education.

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Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final RuleFinal Rule Proposed RuleProposed Rule NoticeNotice
Final Rule 04/22/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for Lepidium Papilliferum (Slickspot Peppergrass) Throughout Its Range
Final Rule 04/21/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for Lepidium Papilliferum (Slickspot Peppergrass) Throughout Its Range
Proposed Rule 04/21/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Lepidium Papilliferum

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