Science Applications
Southwest Region

Advancing Science in the Southwest

Photo of the Kofa Mountains
Photo of the Kofa Mountains. Photo Credit: USFWS.

The American conservation movement took root during the 20th century.  The investments we made to protect and sustain our natural assets are unsurpassed throughout the world.  The United States has grand networks of public lands and waters, special programs for wildlife-rich wetlands and waterways, a variety of pollution controls, unique sources of sustained conservation funding, and strong protections for imperiled wildlife.

But we realize conservation in the 21st century is much different.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is acting pragmatically to confront today’s environmental challenges.  We are ramping up our scientific expertise and approaches to accomplish our conservation mission in light of rapidly changing climate conditions, widespread landscape transformation, habitat fragmentation, and an onslaught of invasive species, among other challenges.  

Advancing science and technology helps us better forecast the impacts of environmental changes, proactively develop ways to resolve problems, and evaluate our efforts so that they can be continually refined for better results. 

The Science Applications program is a leader in the effort to advance science, working across Fish and Wildlife Service programs and with others in the conservation community who share an interest in the protection of the natural world.

Learn more about how we develop science resources.

Learn more about how we integrate emerging science into our work.

Learn more about how we ensure science quality, or click here to view our Peer Review Plans.

For more information on the Science Applications program, please contact:
Dana Roth, Assistant Regional Director for Science Applications, 505.248.6928
or Annessa Culbreth, Executive Assistant, 505.248.6277

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How we are carrying out Strategic Habitat Conservation in the Southwest

Last updated: November 21, 2014