PACIFIC SOUTHWEST HIGHLIGHTS
Service Invites Comments on Santa Ana Sucker Draft Recovery Plan
In a positive step for the future of the Santa Ana sucker, the Service is announcing the availability of a Draft Recovery Plan. The ultimate goal of the plan is to recover Santa Ana sucker so that it can be removed from federal endangerd species list. The Service is requesting review and comments on the plan as part of a 90-day public comment period. You can find the draft plan here.
Service Seeks Involvement From Public, Scientific Community on Proposal to List West Coast Population of Fisher as Threatened
The Service is seeking information from the scientific community and the the public on its proposal to protect the West Coast population of fisher as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Fishers have been part of forests of the Pacific states for thousands of years, but they have virtually disappeared from much of Washington, Oregon and California because of habitat loss and change due to wildfire, timber harvest practices, and the relatively recent and troubling threat posed by rodenticides.
Report 2014: Slowly Swimming Towards Recovery, California's Sea Otter Numbers Holding Steady Biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service work alongside conservation partners to conserve and protect the southern sea otter, a federally listed Threatened species found in California. Scientists with the Service's sister agency, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), calculate a population index each year through an annual range-wide field survey to inform and guide conservation and management of the species. For 2014, USGS reports the population index as 2,944.
Due to recent drought conditions, Chinook salmon from Coleman National Fish Hatchery are trucked to the Delta and released. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will continue to monitor water condition and use the best available scientific data to release salmon.
- Nov 24, 2014 - Fish and Wildlife Service Soliciting Public Feedback on Draft Santa Ana Sucker Recovery Plan
- Nov 10, 2014 - Service Reopens Public Comment Period for Proposal to Designate Critical Habitat for Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
- Nov 05, 2014 - Diversion Dam Removal Improves Habitat for Migrating Fish in Tehama County
- Oct 30, 2014 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from States For FY 2015 Endangered Species Grants