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Yellow and green fish held in hand within a net.
On the screen appears a map of Northern Nevada with a slice of Eastern California. Diamond shaped markers are peppered across the map signifying recovery projects for Lahontan cutthroat trout. Faith Machuca, a Lahontan cutthroat trout recovery ecologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in...
a tan and black speckled frog jumps from a biologist's hand into a bubbling creek
This week, 166 endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs were released into cool streams on the Plumas National Forest to improve their declining population numbers in the northern Sierra Nevada. In 2022, biologists from the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California...
a blunt-nosed leopard lizard wearing a tracking collar is released into dry grass
In May, biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined representatives from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Bureau of Land Management and California Department of Fish and Wildlife to release 10 endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards back onto the landscape, reaching a milestone 2 years in the...
Mojave Desert Tortoise
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) listed the Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (Act) in 1990 due to habitat loss and fragmentation, excessive predation, and disease. Since then, the Service has been working to protect desert...
Photo of kids fishing at a lake
California’s Fishing in the City program has a simple goal: to connect people with the outdoors and spark a love for conservation. Teaching people to fish is simply the bait to get them outside.
vegetated land sloping towards the Pacific Ocean with rays of sunlight appearing through clouds
The weather was perfect on August 26 when representatives from the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office joined with its partners from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Wildlife Conservation Board, City of Rancho Palos Verdes (...
closeup of brown rodent held in a gloved hand
Seven years of carefully planned habitat restoration on private land in the Mojave Desert have yielded hope for the persistence of the endangered Amargosa vole. On Aug. 8, a photograph from a wildlife camera placed by researchers from the University of California, Davis revealed the presence of one...
A woman in traditional Native American clothing speaks with several people wearing federal- or state-agency shirts and hats
When scientists proposed moving endangered winter-run Chinook salmon into historical habitat upstream of Shasta Dam this summer, they expected some people would doubt the seemingly new idea could work. But it wasn’t a new idea at all, and it had been proven long ago.
landscape of green wetlands with houses on hills in background
San Diego County has more than 70 miles of coastline, home to hundreds of thousands of people as well as many wildlife species. The highly urban area is also congested, and conservation planning can be complicated.
Several people stand in a circle around a woman wearing traditional Tribal garments
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on Monday celebrated the return of endangered winter-run Chinook salmon eggs to the McCloud River...
two people stand outside for a photo with a wooden award
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The San Joaquin River Restoration Program, a multi-agency effort to restore the upper 152-miles of the San Joaquin River from Friant Dam to the confluence with the Merced River, recently received the Department of the Interior’s highest honor for environmental restoration.
a fisher climbing a tree
Fires have swept through large portions of habitat used by the southern Sierra Nevada distinct population segment of fisher over the past several years. By examining how fisher are using post-burn forest, the Service hopes to learn more about the needs and habits of this elusive endangered species.
a group of people standing next to a lake
Tahoe’s native fish are making a return this summer. The Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex in Gardnerville, Nev., began stocking 100,000 catchable, Lahontan cutthroat trout into Lake Tahoe June 1 and will continue stocking throughout the summer as conditions allow.
Adult Chinook salmon on a black background
*** A Joint News Release Issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and the Bureau of Reclamation*** State and federal biologists have begun moving endangered adult winter-run Chinook salmon to the upper reaches of Battle Creek and threatened...
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment and draft habitat conservation plan for the proposed issuance of an incidental take permit for the Bellefield Solar Energy Project in Kern County, California. 8minute Solar Energy applied for the permit...
two men standing in a river
“Ecstatic.” That’s the word to describe how Damon Goodman felt about the first ever recolonization of Pacific lamprey at the San Luis Obispo Creek and the first time since 1928 the same species was seen upstream of the San Clemente reach in the Carmel River.
 Oregon silverspot butterfly on a yellow flower
The Oregon silverspot butterfly is beautiful and rare. Unfortunately, that beauty and rarity is at risk due to habitat degradation. And while the danger is real, there is a plan to address it led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and their partners.
A parasitic eel-like fish with a gaping mouth
A parasitic eel-like fish with a gaping mouth, the rarely seen Pacific lamprey is often vilified. In reality, they provide an important service in our local California waterways. This native creature cleans our rivers, delivers food to the water system with marine nutrients and provides sustenance...

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