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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Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: USFWS.

Tribes Strengthen Wildlife Conservation Efforts through Game & Fish Law Enforcement Officer Training


To meet a unique requirement for Tribal wildlife law enforcement officers, federal agencies partnered with the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society to host a week-long intensive training program.

Painting. Credit: USFWS.

Black-footed Ferret Conservationists Honored in Colorado


Last year black-footed ferrets made a new best friend in Colorado. Gary and Georgia Walker, owners of Turkey Creek Ranch, west of Pueblo, became the first private landowners in the nation to reintroduce black-footed ferrets on their lands...

White-faced ibis. Credit: USFWS.

Shed Feathers Promise New Insights into Sage-grouse Populations


Feathers fly each spring when male greater sage-grouse square off on the lek. The genetic material in these feathers is giving researchers an opportunity to gain powerful new insights into the secret lives of these iconic sagebrush birds. 

Regional Newsletter

Spring 2014 Newsletter

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

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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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National wildlife refuges provide free and low-cost recreational opportunities for all age groups, year-round. From paddle trips to fishing to snowshoeing, refuge lands offer something for everyone. The great news? There's a refuge within an hour drive of most major cities, so find one near you today!


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.
July 21, 2014
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