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Bull Trout

Bull Trout Underwater Joel Sartore/ National Geographic & Wade Fredenberg/ USFWS

Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 129 Species in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, California, and Nevada

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is initiating 5-year status reviews for 129 species, and is asking the public to submit any new information that has become available since the last reviews. Please visit the Federal Register notice for more information.  

Federal Register Notice

Proposed Changes to Duck Stamp to Focus on Conservation Role of Hunters

Over the past century, waterfowl hunters have helped create and conserve millions of acres of wetland habitat that not only provide places for a wide diversity of wildlife to thrive, but also help in flood control and water purification efforts, and create significant economic stimulus for rural communities. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to celebrate these hunters' remarkable achievements and our unique American hunting heritage with a permanent change to the Federal Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp, commonly known as the Duck Stamp

Duck Stamp details

A large brown raptor, an 'io (Hawaiian hawk), sits in a leafy and mossy tree.

'Io (Hawaiian hawk) Jack Jeffrey

Hawaiian Hawk Removed from List of Threatened and Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a final rule removing the ʻio (Hawaiian hawk) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. The ʻio was listed in 1967. Since then, improved monitoring, partner-led landscape-level conservation efforts and the species’ demonstrated resilience now indicate it no longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered. 

News Release

Federal Register Notice

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