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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Amanda Horvath releases banded duck. Credit: USFWS.

Kathi Stopher Receives Environmental Education Honor


Kathi Stopher, Visitor Services Manager at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, receives 2014 “Sense of Wonder” award.

Grayling Creek Restoration. Credit: Jim Mogen/USFWS.

National Wildlife Refuges Announce Fee-Free Days for 2015


Get outside and enjoy some of the country's most magical places - America's national wildlife refuges announces free admission on select days in 2015.

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

Hunting and Outfitter Guide Sentenced for Illegally Killing and Transporting Wildlife


Hunting outfitter and guide Christopher W. Loncarich, 56, of Mack, Colorado was sentenced to 27 months in prison, and 3 years probation for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act, a federal wildlife protection law.

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
Utah Prairie Dog
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.
December 17, 2014
All Images Credit to and Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Unless Specified Otherwise.
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