Mar 11, 2015
VENTURA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the final
Recovery Plan for four subspecies of island fox (Urocyon littoralis). The
Service is also initiating status reviews of each subspecies - San Miguel Island
fox (U. l. littoralis), Santa Rosa Island fox (U. l. santarosae),
Santa Cruz Island fox (U. l. santacruzae) and Santa Catalina Island fox
(U. l. catalinae) â€“ to determine if any of the subspecies warrant consideration
for reclassification or removal from the list of Federally Threatened and Endangered
Mar 05, 2015
Celebrate Womenâ€™s History Month with us! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has
an important connection to one of the most notable female conservation heroes: Rachel
Carson, who, as one of the first female scientists and government leaders, revolutionized
Americaâ€™s interest in environmental issues.
Feb 03, 2015
Ventura, CA â€“ The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the California
Department of Parks and Recreation, is proposing a safe harbor agreement to support
the recovery and conservation of threatened and endangered wildlife at Garrapata State
Park in Monterey County, California.
Jan 26, 2015
Rio Vista Middle School in suburban Oxnard, Calif., is one of ten schools across Ventura
County taking proactive steps to incorporate hands-on environmental education through
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceâ€™s Schoolyard Habitat Program.
Jan 09, 2015
The Service announced today $1 million in federal funds will go to the California
Coastal Conservancy to support the restoration of critical coastal wetlands at Elkhorn
Slough in Monterey County.
Dec 30, 2014
Carlsbad, Calif. â€“ In response to a petition to remove the coastal California gnatcatcher
from Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is
initiating an in-depth analysis of the birdâ€™s taxonomic and population status.
Dec 02, 2014
Each school year, students from Mountain Vista Elementary School in the small town
of Fillmore, California, take time outside of the classroom to find their sense of
place in the southern California landscape.
Dec 02, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will hold
a public hearing on the proposal to designate critical habitat for the western distinct
population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo (western yellow-billed cuckoo).
Nov 24, 2014
This year wetlands, ponds and streams across California failed to fill with water
as a result of one of the worst droughts the state has seen in decades. Limited water
resources not only impact people and communities, but also plants and animals that
rely on these essential water resources for survival.
Oct 16, 2014
Ventura, CA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the comment period on
its proposal to reclassify the arroyo toad from endangered to threatened under the
Endangered Species Act (ESA). Comments will be accepted from October 17 to November
Oct 14, 2014
Collaboration and sound science are key to effective landscape-level conservation
along the California coastline. Thatâ€™s why natural resource professionals are leveraging
their resources and expertise to expand conservation efforts for the future.
Oct 02, 2014
Sacramento, CA - The western population of the yellow-billed cuckoo will be protected
as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service announced today. The Service determined that listing a distinct population
segment (DPS) of the bird in portions of 12 western states, Canada and Mexico is warranted.
In the U.S., the DPS will cover parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada,
New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Sep 22, 2014
When sea otters want to rest, they wrap a piece of kelp around their body to hold
themselves steady among the rolling waves. Likewise, Californiaâ€™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
Sep 04, 2014
In Morro Bay along central Californiaâ€™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.
Aug 25, 2014
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).
Aug 15, 2014
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.
Aug 01, 2014
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.
Jul 16, 2014
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).
Jul 14, 2014
Grassland-covered hills dotted with stock ponds remain motionless as strong coastal
winds sweep across the La Purisima Ranch in southern Californiaâ€™s Santa Barbara
County. Beneath the hills, California tiger salamanders live out their days in small
underground burrows, surfacing to visit the ponds on rainy nights to breed.
Jun 09, 2014
Sacramento - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Pacific Southwest Region is realigning
three of its Ecological Services offices - Palm Springs, Ventura, and Nevada - effective