Our Stories in the Southwest
The following stories highlight how we’re carrying out Strategic Habitat Conservation; particularly, how we’re dealing with climate change and achieving more through Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.
Sonoran Pronghorn Doe.
Photo Credit: USFWS
Bringing Sonoran Pronghorn Back from the Brink
Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator Jim Atkinson describes how partners are restoring the last remaining herd of this endangered sub-species in the United States after it was almost wiped out 10 years ago during the most severe drought on record in southern Arizona.
Landscape at San Bernardino NWR.
Photo credit: Bill Radke, USFWS.
New Approaches for Protecting Rare Species
Bill Radke, manager of San Bernardino and Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuges in southwestern Arizona, works with ranchers and others in the surrounding area to help imperiled fish and wildlife in the face of dwindling water resources.
Photo credit: Craig Springer, USFWS
Interagency Cooperation Helps Save Arizona’s Apache Trout
Arizona’s official state fish, the threatened Apache trout, is making a comeback in the high country streams on White Mountain Apache homelands. This progress is attributed to successful Tribal-State-Federal collaboration and the Strategic Habitat Conservation approach.
For more information on the Science Applications program, please contact:
Dana Roth, Assistant Regional Director for Science Applications,
or Stacy Matson, Executive Assistant, 505.248.6277