Pacific Region Highlights

Members of the Idaho Sage-Grouse Action Team
Members of the Idaho Sage-Grouse Action Team BLM Image

Idaho's Sage-Grouse Action Team Wins 2016 Landscape Stewardship Award

Congratulations to the Idaho Sage-Grouse Action Team - the winners of the Public Lands Foundation's Landscape Stewardship Award for 2016! This team works together to get resources into the hands of people on-the-ground to help sage-grouse and local communities. The team, responsible for $716,000 in State sage-grouse conservation funding, coordinated matching of over $1.6 million in local and federal dollars. This partnership between Federal and Idaho State agences has been a great success and well deserving of this award.

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White Tern feeding her chick
White Tern feeding her chick USFWS Image

Preserving Kauai's Native Forest Birds

Hawaiian birds – many found nowhere else on Earth – face daunting pressures from habitat loss and introduced nonnative species like feral pigs and domestic cats. Thanks to generous support, San Diego Zoo Global was able to partner with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the State of Hawaii's Division of Forestry and Wildlife, to create two bird propagation centers on the islands  Learn more about this conservation effort and habitat restoration projects protecting the island's natural resources.

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Sagebrush Habitat supports more than 350 different species
Sagebrush Habitat supports more than 350 different species FWS Image

Managing Sagebrush Habitat Through Partnerships

Did you know that the Service works with conservation partners to manage public lands for multiple uses?  From controlling invasive species and fires to educating the next generation of "grouseketeers", the sagebrush sea is a diverse and vital landscape, home to 350 species including the Greater sage-grouse. Our partners at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) manage more than half of all sage-grouse habitat and the many subsurface resources such as oil, gas and other minerals.

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