to the Forest Service - Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air & Rare Plants program web site. From improving air quality to enhancing streams and uplands for drinking water and wildlife in your National Forests & Grasslands, our programs cover a wide variety of topics and span the country. Working with partners across the nation we provide technical expertise, support, and coordination for the Forest Service’s Regional Offices, Forests, and Districts in the stewardship of water, fish, wildlife, air, and rare plants within the watersheds of the National Forest System. Given the breadth of our work there is a lot to explore! Browse to learn about programs such as experiencing stream environments through freshwater snorkeling; implementing the Weather Information Management System to provide local data for fire danger and flooding; and protecting life, property, and critical natural and cultural resources after fires through the Burned Area Emergency Response program. We look forward to hearing from you!
Become a Bat-Lovers – Bats are fascinating and amazing; they are important members of healthy ecosystems – AND they need our help! A wonderful team of partners have again joined forces to make it easy and fun for you to be a BAT HERO. Learn about bats (check out BatsLIVE), teach others about them, post and tweet about them, or improve habitat for bat. The Bat Week website (www.BatWeek.org) is chockfull of wonderful resources to help and is available year round (not just in October). Here are some fun and quick ideas for you to consider…
Wildlife & Rise to the Future Natural Resource Award Winners!
Note: The award winners are recognized at various events in winter and spring. The Joint FS and BLM awards bear the year they are awarded.
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 recipients! Fall is our "Call for Nomination" season. Join in the celebration of a job well done.