Mountain-Prairie Region
Mountain-Prairie Region
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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arctic grayling. Credit: USFWS.

Arctic Grayling Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act Due to Collaborative Partnerships


The Service announced today its finding that the Upper Missouri River DPS of the Arctic grayling does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Wolverine. Credit: NPS.

Service, Ducks Unlimited, Honor Conservation Hero


On August 14, 2014, the Service and Ducks Unlimited honored longtime Ducks Unlimited employee, Dr. Jim Ringelman, for his accomplishments in conserving waterfowl in the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region

Greenback cutthroat trout in bucket. Credit: USFWS.

Service Releases Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge


The Service announced today the completion and publication of the comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.


Regional Newsletter

Spring 2014 Newsletter

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

Species Spotlight
Black Footed Ferret
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.
August 19, 2014
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