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Close shot of a gray wolf.
Gray wolf. Credit: Gary Kramer/USFWS

Trump Administration Returns Management and Protection of Gray Wolves to States and Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts

October 29, 2020
More than 45 years after gray wolves were first listed under the Endangered Species Act, the Trump Administration and its many conservation partners are announcing the successful recovery of the gray wolf and its delisting from the ESA. State and tribal wildlife management agency professionals will resume responsibility for sustainable management and protection of delisted gray wolves in states with gray wolf populations, while the Service monitors the species for five years to ensure the continued success of the species.
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Bison with calf at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge.
Bison with calf at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa. Credit: Doreen Van Ryswyk/USFWS

Trump Administration Provides 5th Grade Students with Free Entrance to National Parks, Refuges and Other Public Lands

October 29, 2020
While at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt signed a Secretary’s Order that waives entrance fees to national parks, national wildlife refuges and other public lands and waters managed by the Department of the Interior for 5th grade students and their families from now until Aug. 31, 2021.
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The homepage for the new and improved permit application system. Credit: USFWS

Service Launches New Electronic Permitting System to Streamline and Improve Permitting Process

October 21, 2020
To simplify, expedite and improve the permit application process, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is launching “ePermits,” a new and modern electronic permitting system. The public can now submit, track and pay for permit applications online. Permits promote conservation efforts such as facilitating scientific research and allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activities to move forward. By applying for permits, the public can help conserve and protect imperiled species throughout the world.
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