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Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air & Rare Plants

Wildlife Program Leader:
Acting - Micah Thorning

Regional Program Leaders:
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Online List (below)

Program Initiatives: Get Wild!

Wildlife News: Some new - Some Classic

Related Topic Areas:

Threatened, Endangered & Sensitive Species Program (TES)

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'Wildlife' includes the National Wildlife Program and the National Wildlife Ecology Unit.

Photograph: Green tree frog sitting on tree leaf in the sun.  Taken by Bill Supulski, USDA Forest ServiceThe National Wildlife Program assists field biologists in attaining the Chief's wildlife priorities and manage wildlife habitat resources from a healthy ecosystem perspective.

Program 'Initiatives' include "Get Wild!", "Making Tracks" and "Elk Country". See the complete listing on the left. 'Initiatives' are special topics to which we give added emphasis through projects, events, literature and funding. The intent of our varied Initiatives is to help us and our partners move forward to accomplish specific management goals for certain key issues.

Photo: Bill Supulski, USDA Forest Service

National and Regional Contacts:

Eric Tomasik
Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
Northern Region
Federal Building
P.O. Box 7669
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: 406-329-3086

Melanie Woolever
Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Region
740 Simms Street
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-275-5007

Brian Dykstra
Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
Southwestern Region
333 Broadway, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-842-3268

John Shivik
Wildlife Program Leader

Intermountain Region
Bio-Physical Resources
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-625-5667

Adam Rich - Acting
Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Region
1323 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
Phone: 707-562-8930

Josh Chapman
Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Region
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-3440
Phone: 503-808-2901

Micah G. Thorning
Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
Southeastern Region
1720 Peachtree Road, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-347-4085

Cynthia Sandeno - Acting
Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
Eastern Region
626 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 800
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-297-1254

Cheryl Carrothers
Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
Alaska Region
Federal Building
P.O. Box 21628
Juneau, AK 99802-1628
Phone: 907-586-7905

Micah Thorning - Acting
National Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
WFW staff
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Mail Stop 1121
Washington, D.C.

Phone: 703-605-4971

John Sinclair
Assistant - National Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
WFW staff
1400 Independence Ave., SW,
Mail Stop -1121
Washington, DC 20250-1121

Phone: 202-205-0815


Wildlife News:

Awards - Congratulations Winners!

Forest Service/Mule Deer Foundation Award - 2013 recipient is Julie Grode; Wildlife Biologist (Retired); Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison NF, Region 2

Details PDF

Making Tracks/Wild Turkey - The National Making Tracks With the Forest Service Award

  • 2013 Making Tracks - HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECT AWARD recipient is Richard Carpenter
  • 2013 Making Tracks - CONSERVATION EDUCATION AWARD recipient is The Hoosier National Forest in Indiana.
  • 2013 Making Tracks - PARTNERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD recipient is The Ottawa National Forest in Michigan.

FS-BLM Conservation Awards

  • 2013 Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management “Joint Conservation Partner”: Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF)

Lloyd W. Swift Sr. Award

  • 2013 Lloyd Swift Senior Award recipient is Gene DeGayner (retired), Director of Renewable Resources Management, Northern Region.

Jack Adams Award

  • 2013 Jack Adams Award recipient is Bobby Grinstead (retired), Forest Fisheries Biologist, National Forests in Florida.



Success Stories

Wild Sheep

  • Recommendations for Domestic Sheep and Goat Management in Wild Sheep Habitat;
    Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) - Wild Sheep Working Group

Web Links:

Downloadable Publications:

Wildlife Publications

Wildlife on Your National Forests
(2005) PDF 498 KB (Brochure)


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Author: Shelly Witt, National Continuing Education Coordinator, WFW staff
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