Pacific Region Highlights

Greater sage-grouse strut

Male sage-grouse have danced at leks across their 173 million-acre, 11-state range for hundreds of thousands of years. USFWS

Lek Cam Offers Streaming Video of the Sage-Grouse Strutting Their Stuff

Have you ever seen a sage-grouse strut? For the fourth straight year, you can witness the greater sage-grouse dancing to find a mate on a live-streaming wildlife camera. Located on a breeding ground called a lek, these birds puff out their chests and fan their tail feathers every morning from approximately 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. PDT. Tune in to the camera on The Nature Conservancy page see the their amazing dance moves.

Lek camera

News release

Greater sage-grouse updates

Nene sitting in Branta sandvicensis at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Nene and gosling. Kathleen Misajon/NPS

Nene Proposed for Reclassification from Endangered to Threatened

After 60 years of collaborative conservation efforts among federal, state, NGOs and local partners, the Hawaiian Goose, or nene, may be one step closer to recovery. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to downlist the Hawaiian goose from endangered to threatened. The Service will seek public comment on the proposed reclassification from April 2 - June 1.

Learn More About The Proposal to Downlist

Federal Register Public Inspection Notice

Mollie Beatie the first female Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mollie Beatie the first female Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service USFWS Image

Women's History Month - Celebrating Women of the Interior

March is Women's History Month and we're highlighting notable firsts for women at the Department of Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. From the past to the present, women have blazed a trail to help the Department and it's Bureaus achieve its mission of managing the nation's natural resources and cultural heritage, pursuing cutting-edge science, and honoring trust responsibilities to American Indians, Alaska Natives and affiliated island communities.

Check out a few of Interior's Ground Breaking Women

Breaking the glass ceiling at Interior

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