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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Amanda Horvath releases banded duck. Credit: USFWS.

Service Proposes Special Rule for Northern Long-eared Bat


In response to the rapid and severe decline of the northern long-eared bat, the Service is proposing a special rule under the ESA that would provide the maximum benefit to the species while limiting the regulatory burden on the public.

Grayling Creek Restoration. Credit: Jim Mogen/USFWS.

Service Conducting Five-Year Review for Canada Lynx


The Service announced today that it will be conducting a five-year status review for the contiguous U.S. DPS of Canada lynx.

Prescribed Fire at Teton National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Lori Iverson/USFWS.

Fire on the Prairie


The loss of native habitat in the Prairie Pothole is occurring at a rate not seen since the Dust Bowl.

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
Whooping Cranes
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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Get Your Goose On! Campaign
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.
January 15, 2015
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