Mountain-Prairie Region
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The Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service consists of 8 states in the heart of the American West.
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Least Chub. Credit: Mark Belk.

Service Launches “Ferret Cam” to Celebrate Endangered Species Recovery Efforts


Ft. Collins Museum of Discovery and USFWS Celebrate Black-footed Ferret Recovery during “Musteli-Day.” Launch of “Ferret Cam” highlights recovery efforts.

Wolverine. Credit: NPS.

Service Invites Additional Comments on Endangered Species Act Proposals for Two Prairie Butterflies



The Service has reopened the public comment period on its proposal to designate critical habitat for the Dakota skipper and Poweshiek skipperling, two species of butterflies, under the ESA.

Greenback cutthroat trout in bucket. Credit: USFWS.

Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $35 Million in Grants to Boost State Endangered Species Conservation Effort


Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Service Director Dan Ashe announced today nearly $35 million in grants to 20 states to enable collaborative efforts to conserve many of America's imperiled species.


Regional Newsletter

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Peaks to Prairies is the Mountain-Prairie regional interactive online newletter. The Summer 2014 edition is available now!

Species Spotlight
Grizzly Bear
Prairies Conservation Campaign
image of a grassland prairieA coordinated, partner-driven campaign to bring public attention to the dramatic conversion of grasslands and wetlands to cropland in one of America's last intact grassland ecosystems - the prairie pothole region.
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Greater Sage-grouse Campaign
Greater sage-grouse
Credit: Tatiana Gettelman

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supports efforts to keep the greater sage-grouse off the endangered species list by protecting its habitat to increase sage-grouse numbers. Find out about the benefits of conservation steps that Westerners are taking - to conserve the big open spaces that sage-grouse and other sagebrush species need.


The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with
Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and
their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
September 26, 2014
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