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U.S. Forest Service
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United States Department of Agriculture

Wildlife, Fisheries, Botany, and Range

About the Wildlife, Fisheries, Botany, and Range Service Line

The Wildlife, Fisheries, Botany and Range Service Line (WFBR SL) delivers a wide variety of products and services supporting the agency mission of sustaining our nation’s forests and grasslands for multiple uses. Journey-level wildlife and fisheries biologists, botanists, and rangeland management specialists provide a full suite of support tasks for unit and project planning. Well-trained field crews focus on resource surveys and reporting. On the ground or in the office, our experienced specialists can survey, analyze, design, implement, and monitor all or portions of your projects, from NFMA / NEPA support to preparation of species conservation assessments, habitat analyses, condition assessments, and other resource-related needs.

Our Mission

To provide highly qualified wildlife and fisheries biologists, botanists, rangeland management specialists and biological science technicians to fulfill the needs of Forest Service units and other governmental organizations.

Services Offered

Our specialists are available to support and actively engage with interdisciplinary teams on a full array of projects across the agency. We offer services such as:

  • Wildlife, Fisheries, and Botany
    • Biological Assessments
    • Biological Evaluations
    • Specialist reports
    • MIS analyses and reporting
    • Survey & Manage analyses and reporting
    • Project design
    • Resource protection measures
    • Section 7 Consultation as needed
    • Documentation for project record
    • NEPA compliance review
    • Habitat assessments/habitat modeling
    • Recovery Plans/Conservation Assessments
    • Habitat restoration
    • Biological services for Forest Plan monitoring
    • Local program support
  • Rangeland Management
    • Specialist reports and effects analyses
    • Allotment Management Planning
    • Wild Horse & Burro analyses
    • Inventory and monitoring
    • Capability and suitability analyses
    • Livestock capacity analyses
    • Rangeland health evaluations
    • Standards & Guidelines determinations
    • Local program support
  • Biological Field Operations
    • Wildlife & Fisheries surveys
      • Spotted owls
      • Northern goshawks
      • Red-cockaded woodpeckers
      • Mollusks
      • Amphibians
      • Aquatic Organism Passage
      • And more!
  • Botanical surveys
    • Threatened, Endangered, Sensitive or other Special Status species
    • Noxious weeds
    • Plant community composition
    • FIA
  • Rangeland implementation and effectiveness monitoring, BMP compliance monitoring, etc.
  • Data entry
  • Featured Project


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