U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is suspending operations nationwide due to the federal government shutdown. For Minnesota, that means 13 national wildlife refuges, eight wetland management districts, one ecological services office and the Midwest Regional Office are closed.
The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is strongly defending its proposal to drop federal protection for gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 states ahead of a series of public hearings on the plan.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a revision in the critical habitat designation for a species of lynx listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Minnesota is celebrating the opening of a new section of the North Country National Scenic Trail. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service marked the occasion with a two-day celebration this past weekend that welcomed hikers to learn more about the trail through guided walks, lectures and photo sessions.
New federal data confirm that anglers who enjoy Minnesota’s sky blue waters are still a powerful engine for the state’s economy.
A Fergus Falls man was sentenced Wednesday to remove a road he made through what he knew to be federally-protected wetland on his property, the Department of Justice said.
The Humane Society of the United States and other animal welfare groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday to restore federal protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region that were lifted last year.
A Minnesota man has been convicted of violating the Endangered Species Act and lying to a federal official in connection with the 2010 killing of two gray wolves — a threatened species at the time.
Less than three weeks before Minnesota’s first-ever wolf hunt, there is a last-ditch effort to protect the animals from hunters and trappers.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and volunteers are tearing down two squatters camps on islands in the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is giving the public additional time to comment on a plan to drop gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list.
There was plenty of support to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list from nearly 200 people who attended a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service meeting in Grand Rapids.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosts a public meeting in northern Minnesota on Tuesday night on its latest proposal to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Sometime in the next few days, waves of snow geese will fill the sky across parts of North Dakota and western Minnesota as the birds race north toward their arctic breeding grounds.
The federal government is making it illegal to bring live bighead carp into the U.S. or transport them across state lines.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided not to consider listing wild plains bison as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Minnesota is getting over $25 million in federal money for conservation projects and hunter education.