National Park Service

National FWS Programs They Work With

Close up of a California condor. Its pink featherless head contrasts with its black feathers.
We provide national leadership in the recovery and conservation of our nation's imperiled plant and animal species, working with experts in the scientific community to identify species on the verge of extinction and to build the road to recovery to bring them back. We work with a range of public...

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a dark brown fisher kit looks directly at the camera
Sometimes the care of endangered species is unexpected. That was the case for staff at Fresno Chaffee Zoo and Yosemite National Park when they took in a six-week-old Southern Sierra Nevada fisher that was found abandoned in its den in the Sierra National Forest. Thankfully, multiple organizations...
23 freshwater mussels laid out on a white mesh bag, next to a pair of calipers.
Staff from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service are working together to find and recover the Alabama Lampmussel.
A mangrove bush along the coast.
It was probably inevitable that mangroves would reach Georgia. They’ve rampaged up the Florida coasts after spreading across Louisiana and Texas. And, as the temperature continues to warm at historic levels, Georgia’s climate turns increasingly hot, muggy, tropical, and mangrove friendly
Photo of orphaned well on Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
Located not far from Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Texas, Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge offers diverse vegetation which provides habitats for wildlife.  Species that call the refuge home, include ducks, geese, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, minks, white-tailed deer and alligators. ...
small tortoise bends head down to eat green plant on ground
Multiple government agencies and conservation organizations are partnering to raise awareness and promote recovery of one of the desert’s most iconic species, the Mojave desert tortoise. This year’s “week” has expanded, with events for the whole family kicking off Sept. 30 and continuing until Nov...
A single adult Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle slowly walks across a beach towards the ocean.
Saving the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is one of the greatest Endangered Species Act success stories of our time. While continued efforts are needed to fully recover the species, actions undertaken for the species in the last 50 years are paying off and we are seeing increased numbers of Kemp’s ridley...
A light tan nearly white spider crawls down a branch. The image is close up highlighting the spiders large, round eyes.
Wild animals are not all as wild as they seem. With so many cracks and crevices, our homes have become habitat for mammals, insects and arachnids. These curious critters have adjusted to share in the creature comforts of modern buildings. Although no roommate is perfect, living with these tiny...
Kemp's Ridley sea turtle basks in the beach sun
With sea turtle nesting season beginning along the Texas coast in early April, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is urging everyone using Texas beaches to do their part to help detect and protect threatened and endangered sea turtles on the beach.
Two piping plover chicks walking on the beach
As azure waves lap at a sandy beach at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Gaby and Goo rest for a minute looking out over the water. They have been coming here every year of their adult lives. But they aren’t summer vacationers admiring Lake Michigan. Gaby and Goo are endangered piping plovers...
A hilly grassy landscape under a blue sky
As part of a national effort to respond to a changing climate, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has identified a number of priorities and objectives that aim to unify the Service’s approach to climate adaptation and mitigation.
A firefighter walks with a drip torch
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are hosting two hiring events to quickly fill 200 wildland firefighter and support positions in California and parts of Nevada, for the 2023 wildland fire year.
A large adult black bear plodding across a grassy field with vegetation in its mouth
When you close your eyes and think of a healthy forest, you may picture one that’s thick with trees. But a healthy forest is complex, just like the plant and animal species that live there.
A stranded loggerhead sea turtle on a Texas beach
With a record number of threatened loggerhead sea turtle strandings occurring on the Texas coast this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and local partners are urging citizens to report any turtles seen on the beaches or shorelines so that they can be rescued, transported and cared for by...
a short round cactus with long dark red spines and pink flowers.
Following a 60-day public comment period, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized a recovery plan for the endangered acuña cactus (Echinomastus erectocentrus var. acunensis), a small, spherical, usually single-stemmed succulent that occurs in valleys and on small knolls and gravel ridges...
a hand holding a stem of lupine with developing seed pods. The whole stem has a pink mesh baggy tied around it.
Biologists from the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office went out to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Peninsula Watershed with Commission staff to collect seeds of summer lupine (Lupinus formosus), one of three native lupine species that feeds the caterpillar of the mission blue...
a cluster of purple flowers
Marron bacora, a rare flowering plant native to the Virgin Islands and known only from a few locations on St. John and more recently, Tortola, is now protected as an endangered species. The plant is also gaining the protections of designated critical habitat on St. John.
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.
An ʻakekeʻe Birds perches on a green branch. It has a yellowish-green body with a tiny black eye.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will receive $7.5 million to help protect threatened and endangered Hawaiian forest birds from extinction. Hawaii’s forest birds face a myriad of threats including avian malaria, a disease that is transmitted by invasive mosquitoes. The funding...
Grizzly bear 399 has successfully weaned her four offspring, which is normal for female grizzly bears with two-year-old cubs. These young bears will eventually disperse to establish individual home ranges. Residents of Teton County should expect that these bears, and other recently weaned...
A wet area of ground in the forest
Using eDNA, biologists find traces of a tiny, endangered crustacean that has remained elusive since it was discovered in Washington D.C. in 1938
Dozens of whitish eggs clustered in a mass within leaf litter underwater.
In March 2022, biologists from the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office accompanied Rob Grasso, aquatic ecologist from Yosemite National Park, in collecting California red-legged frog eggs from a lake owned by a longtime conservation partner. 
Waterfowl gather in a marsh at sunrise. Overhead more waterfowl fly. There are thick blue and grey clouds tinged in orange.
In Spring of 2021 a team of archeologists confirmed the discovery of the homestead of Ben Ross, Harriet Tubman's father, on a newly acquired 2,691 acres of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about how conservation is helping archeologists and historians piece together a previously...

Partner Category

We work with other federal agencies to help them meet their legal responsibilities as well as their mission.

Other Partners

Here are just a few of our National Partners. You can view the full list of FWS partners, along with the regions and areas of focus our work together entails.

Partnership Services

Through our partnerships we are able to expand our capabilities through the inclusion of services in areas such as:

  • Grant opportunities
  • Sponsorship of grants
  • Cooperative Agreements

To find out more about how our partner provides services view our partner services below.