Science Applications
Conserving the Nature of America in the Southwest Region
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Science for Collaborative Conservation    
Science Applications is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) principal program for leading collaborative science efforts internally and with State fish and wildlife agencies (States), Tribes, and other federal agencies. We support informed decision-making by resource managers by identifying shared priorities and science needs, leveraging collaborative partnerships, and funding science, all through coordination on a peer-to-peer basis with state agencies.

Collaborative conservation graphic identifies strategic engagement using coordinated action resulting in informed decisions. Credit: USFWS.
Collaborative conservation graphic identifies strategic engagement using coordinated action resulting in informed decisions. Credit: USFWS.

  • Science Applications helps translate the best available science into usable tools and formats for making conservation decisions. We can help provide species status assessments, geospatial modeling, technical consultation, peer review coordination, and other scientific capacities to serve Service and State priority science needs.
  • Whenever a significant issue reaches past a single Service program or location, and/or we jointly encounter a challenge with state colleagues, Science Applications will help assemble the best science, decision support, leadership, coordination, and structure to get the job done.
  • By coordinating science within and across agencies, synthesizing existing information, and filling data gaps, Science Applications supports the Service and State agencies in upholding our public trust responsibilities by focusing on timely conservation challenges before costly regulatory action becomes necessary.
  • Science Applications will no longer provide dedicated staff and funding to support the governance and operations of 22 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), or be constrained by the geographic boundaries of the LCCs.
Last updated: October 3, 2018