Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:38:34 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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces More than $21 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces $21 million in grants to conserve and restore coastal wetlands and their fish and wildlife habitat. Projects in Hawaii, Oregon and Washington will receive nearly $9.5 million awarded under the 2014 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. These funds will be matched by nearly $31.5 million in partner contributions from state and local governments, private landowners and conservation groups. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 14:32:01 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375354 New Leader at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Washington Fish and Wildlife Office Longtime natural resource professional Eric Rickerson has been hired as Supervisor for the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Rickerson will provide leadership in all facets of the federal agency's wildlife conservation responsibilities, including our important partnerships with Tribes, Washington state, other federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and others. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:42:59 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375353 Service Initiates Status Review of Monarch Butterfly under Endangered Species Act The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it will be conducting a status review of the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service has determined that a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Dr. Lincoln Brower to list a subspecies of monarch (Danaus plexippus plexippus) presents substantial information indicating that listing may be warranted. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:48:11 http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375352