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Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air & Rare Plants

Wildlife Program Leader:
Brian Logan

Regional Program Leaders:
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Online List (below)

Program Initiatives:

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 Full Curl, Making Tracks, Dancers in the Forest 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


2015 Natural Resource Award Winners!

2016 Award Nomination Information now available

Awarded:  March 2016 

Each year the USDA Forest Service recognizes outstanding individual and group achievements by natural resource professionals in the Forest Service, as well as significant partner contributions to wildlife, fish and native plant conservation. We are pleased to announce the 2016 recipients!

Making Tracks/Wild Turkey

  • HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECT (West) AWARD : Recipient is the Grand Valley Ranger District, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
  • HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECT (East) AWARD : Recipient is the Hoosier National Forest
  • HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AWARD : Recipient is the Black Kettle National Grasslands , Cibola National Forest
  • CONSERVATION EDUCATION AWARD : Recipient is the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas
  • PARTNERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD : Recipient is the Ocoee Ranger District, Cherokee National Forest

FS-BLM Conservation Awards :

  • JOINT CONSERVATION PROJECT Recipient is the Northeastern California/Northwestern Elk Management and Aerial Surveys project.
  • JOINT CONSERVATION PARTNER Recipient is Mono County

Lloyd W. Swift Sr. Award : No Awardee for 2016

Jack Adams Award : Recipient is Cary Thompson, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, Flagstaff Ranger District on the Coconino National Forest.

Forest Service/Mule Deer Foundation Award : Recipient is Kary Schlick, Wildlife Biologist, Inyo National Forest

Forest Service/Elk Country - RMEF Award: There is not an annual schedule for the Elk Country awards. Nominations can be sent in throughout the year and can be coordinated with the RMEF liaison.


National and Regional Contacts:

Tammy Fletcher
Wildlife Program Leader

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

Rick Truex
Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Region
740 Simms Street
Golden, CO 80401
RO Phone: 303-275-5022
SO Phone: 308-432-0314

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

Greg Schroer
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

Leakhena Au
Wildlife Program Leader

USDA-Forest Service
Eastern Region
626 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 800
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-297-3612

Cheryl Carrothers
Wildlife Program Leader

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

Brian Logan
National Wildlife Program Leader

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

Phone: 703-236-0727

Ana Egnew
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:



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

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Downloadable Publications:

Wildlife Publications

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


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