The Big Dry Arm Spring Storm in the Great Basin Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve March Morning on the Platte River After a Spring Storm in the Great Basin Hunting Upland Birds at Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area Sandhill Migration on the Platte River Badlands Sunrise The Green River at Ouray NWR North Park Lupines Moab Sunset
Mountain-Prairie Region
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Peer Review

Peer Review - Ensuring Credibility of Information

To improve the quality and objectivity of the scientific information we use to make decisions, the Fish and Wildlife Service have implement a structured peer review process for influential scientific information and highly influential scientific assessments, per OMB's bulletin on peer review. These is an additional policy covering peer review of Endangered Species Act activities. See the Service's National Peer Review website for additional information.


Peer Review Documents 2016

  • 5/2/2015 - Peer Review for Proposed Rule Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) Population of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Grizzly Bear web page.

Peer Review Documents 2015

Peer Review Documents 2013

  • 6/5/2013Peer Review of the Revision of Critical Habitat for Salt Creek Tiger Beetle. View the beetle web page.

  • 5/6/2013Peer Review of Proposed Rule to List Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle as Threatened and Designate Critical Habitat. View the beetle web page.

  • 4/30/2013Peer Review of the NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy. View the grizzly web page.

  • 3/14/2013 Peer Review of the Scientific Findings in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Eagle Fatality Model and its Application to Wind Energy Development Projects. View the comment reponses.

  • 1/11/2013Proposed Rule to list the Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) as Endangered and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat

Peer Review Documents 2012

  • 9/10/2012Final Rule Removal of the Gray Wolf in Wyoming from the Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Status and Removal of the Experimental Population Status

  • 8/10/2012 Final Rule Designation of Critical Habitat for Ipomopsis polyantha (Pagosa skyrocket), Penstemon debilis (Parachute beardtongue), and Phacelia submutica (DeBeque phacelia)

Peer Review Documents 2011

  • 10/1/2011 Proposed Removal of the Gray Wolf in Wyoming from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

  • 8/1/2011 Proposed Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for Ipomopsis polyantha (Pagosa skyrocket),Penstemon debilis (Parachute beardtongue) and Phacelia submutica (DeBeque phacelia)

  • 5/1/2011Proposed Rule Revising the Special Rule for the Utah Prairie Dog.

Peer Review Documents 2010

Peer Review Documents 2009

  • 9/22/2009 Proposed Rule to List the Shovelnose Sturgeon as Threatened Due to Similarity of Appearance

Peer Review Documents 2008

  • 5/15/2008Proposed Removal of the Plant Erigeron maguirei (Maguire daisy) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants; Draft Post-Delisting Monitoring

Peer Review Documents 2007

Peer Review Documents 2006

Priority Species

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Important Information

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.
Last modified: May 02, 2016
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