On May 9, 2016, biologist Chris Kelly saw a lone bat on a bridge crossing the French Broad River outside Asheville, North Carolina. Five years later, everything wildlife biologists thought they knew about endangered gray bats in this corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains has been upended.
June is Great Outdoors Month and #TeamPublicLands at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service presents our top five list to get you outside. There are so many great activities, we hope to pique your interest. America’s public lands, including national wildlife refuges, national fish hatcheries, parks, and forests, offer tremendous opportunities to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Have fun on your adventure!
As National Ocean Month begins, Wendi Weber, our North Atlantic-Appalachian Regional Director, updates us on a few of the ways we’re working to deal with increased Atlantic storm activity and other climate changes on the coast. One answer, she writes, is to create a coast that can absorb storm surge and wave energy and recover quickly. Using natural infrastructure, such as healthy salt marshes and free-flowing rivers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing just that.
|Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final Rule Proposed Rule Notice|
|06/10/2021. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designating Texas Hornshell Critical Habitat|
|06/04/2021. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Finding on a Petition To List the Tiehm's Buckwheat as Threatened or Endangered|
|06/01/2021. Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities; North Slope, Alaska|
|06/01/2021. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Threatened Status With Section 4(d) Rule for the Northern Distinct Population Segment and Endangered Status for the Southern Distinct Population Segment|