Latest News Stories
September 22, 2014
Feature Story - Slowly Swimming Towards Recovery, California’s Sea Otter Numbers Holding Steady
When sea otters want to rest, they wrap a piece of kelp around their body to hold themselves steady among the rolling waves. Likewise, California’s sea otter numbers are holding steady against the many forces pushing against their population recovery, according to the latest field survey led by federal, state, aquarium, and university scientists.
September 4, 2014
Feature Story - Rebuilding the Bay: Eelgrass Restoration along the Central California Coast
In Morro Bay along central California’s coast, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is working alongside the Morro Bay National Estuary Program and other conservation partners to restore eelgrass, a critical component to the health of the coastal ecosystem.
August 25, 2014
News Release - Service Designates Endangered Status for the Vandenberg Monkeyflower
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has listed the Vandenberg monkeyflower, a unique plant species found only within sandy openings of Burton Mesa in Santa Barbara County, Calif., as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
August 15, 2014
News Release - CondorKids Program to Connect Local Students with California Condor Conservation and Recovery Efforts
VENTURA, CA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in partnership with the Santa Barbara Zoo and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is pleased to announce the expansion of the CondorKids program, a pilot education and outreach effort that connects students in predominantly urban areas with California condor conservation and recovery efforts.
August 1, 2014
Feature Story - Connecting Tribal Youth with Nature at Yosemite National Park
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service join fourth and fifth graders from the Bishop Paiute Tribe for a three-day summer camp in Yosemite National Park each July. Part of the annual Firstbloom tradition, the camp connects natural resource professionals with tribal members to share knowledge of fish, wildlife and plant conservation, within the surroundings of the habitats upon which they depend.
July 16, 2014
News Release - Service Proposes Safe Harbor Agreement with Bishop Paiute Tribe to Support Endangered Owens Pupfish Recovery
Ventura, CA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the Bishop Paiute Tribe of Inyo County, Calif., is proposing a safe harbor agreement to contribute to the recovery and conservation of Owens pupfish, a federally listed species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
July 14, 2014