The acquisition will benefit many migratory bird species. Credit: USFWS
The acquisition will benefit many migratory bird species. Credit: USFWS

Land and Water Conservation Fund Enables Growth at Montezuma Refuge in New York

August 26, 2014

Thanks to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Fish and Wildlife Service was able to add more than 190 acres of wildlife habitat to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in upstate New York.

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Amanda Dickson and Detector Dog Lancer, built in LEGO. Credit: Courtney Celley / USFWS

Amanda Dickson and Detector Dog Lancer, built in LEGO. Credit: Courtney Celley / USFWS

The Building Blocks of Women Scientists

August 25, 2014

At the Fish and Wildlife Service, we know the world needs dedicated women scientists, so we strive to show future women scientists some of our real employees who can inspire them to follow their dreams. Taking a cue from toymaker LEGO, which recently introduced a Research Institute set featuring female scientists, folks in our Midwest Region dug out their LEGOs and created their own set.

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Defendants conducted illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunts, charging up to $7,500 per hunt, in Colorado and Utah. Credit: Justin Shoemaker / USFWS

Defendants conducted illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunts, charging up to $7,500 per hunt, in Colorado and Utah. Credit: Justin Shoemaker / USFWS

Guides Guilty in Hunting Conspiracy

August 21, 2014

A hunting outfitter/guide in Colorado and his top assistant have both pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy charges in connection with an illegal hunting operation that ran from 2007 to 2010. The pair and two other assistant guides routinely trapped, shot, and caged mountain lions and bobcats, later releasing the injured animals to provide sure-fire hunts and quick-to-kill trophies for paying clients.

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Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final RuleFinal Rule Proposed RuleProposed Rule NoticeNotice
Notice 08/27/14. Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting
Notice 08/26/14. Migratory Bird Hunting; 12-Month Finding on the Petition To List Least Chub as an Endangered or Threatened Species
Final Rule 08/26/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for Vandenberg Monkeyflower

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