Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:20:04 News Releases from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region Latest news from the U.S. Fish and Wildlfe Service Pacific Region http://www.fws.gov/pacific/newsroom/ fish and wildlife service, fish, refuges, duck stamps, hunting, permits en fw1webmaster@fws.gov http://www.fws.gov/graphics/logo2005.gif http://www.fws.gov/pacific/newsroom/ Offical U.S. Fish and Wildlife Logo News Releases from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region Four Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher to be Protected under the Endangered Species Act After years of close collaboration with local landowners, state biologists, federal agencies and other partners to implement significant conservation measures, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced a path forward in the protection of four subspecies of Mazama pocket gophers. The Service will list the four subspecies as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (Act) with additional provisions that recognize farmers, ranchers and the Department of Defense for their conservation efforts to date. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:41:18 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375318 Service, State Agencies Release 2013 Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Population Numbers The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in collaboration with other federal, state and tribal agencies, is announcing the 2013 Northern Rocky Mountain (NRM) Gray Wolf Population numbers. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:32:30 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375317 Service Provides More Than $47 Million in Grants to States, Territories for Sensitive, Imperiled Species Sensitive and imperiled species across the nation will benefit from $47,877,598 in grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program. The funds are apportioned annually to all states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa. Apportionments are determined by a formula based on land area and population. States and their partners provide a non-federal funds match for projects that help species of greatest conservation need and their habitats. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:34:49 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375316