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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 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 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 engage with interdisciplinary teams on a full array of projects across the agency. We offer services such as:

  • Biological assessments
  • Biological evaluations
  • Specialist reports
  • Management indicator species analyses and reporting
  • Survey and 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
  • Specialist reports and effects analyses
  • Allotment management planning
  • Wild horse and burro analyses
  • Inventory and monitoring
  • Capability and suitability analyses
  • Livestock capacity analyses
  • Rangeland health evaluations
  • Standards and guidelines determinations
  • Local program support
  • Wildlife and fisheries surveys
  • Spotted owls
  • Northern goshawks
  • Red-cockaded woodpeckers
  • Mollusks
  • Amphibians
  • Aquatic organism passages
  • And more!
  • Threatened, endangered, sensitive, or other special status species
  • Noxious weeds
  • Plant community composition
  • Forest inventory and analysis
  • Rangeland implementation and effectiveness monitoring, best management practices compliance monitoring, etc.
  • Data entry

Featured Project

Environmental Analysis and Decision Making (EADM)

EADM Efficiencies: Programmatic ESA Consultation Documents

EADM Effciencies: Focused Analyses

EADM Efficiencies: Rangeland Management Analyses

Research and Data Applications

Data Applications: Biological Services for Forest Plan Monitoring

Data Applications: Research Partnerships in Land and Water Management

Survey and Manage

Wildlife: Survey and Manage Program Support

Botany: Survey and Manage Program Support

Field Surveys

Field Operations: Botanical Surveys