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Technical Announcement:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey Strengthen and Expand Science-Management Relationship

Released: 1/14/2010 11:26:27 AM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
David Eisenhauer, FWS
Phone: 703-358-2284

Catherine Puckett, USGS 1-click interview
Phone: 3352-264-3532

In the face of global climate change and other 21st-century resource threats, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are taking steps to strengthen and expand their science-management relationship to conserve fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.

In an agreement finalized Jan. 11, 2010 the Service and USGS outlined their joint commitment to an adaptive resource management framework for conservation at “landscape” scales—the entire range of a priority species or suite of species. Known as “strategic habitat conservation” or SHC, it is a way of doing business that requires the agencies and partners to set biological goals for priority species populations, inform and make strategic resource management decisions and constantly reassess and improve conservation actions—all critical steps in dealing with large-scale conservation challenges and the uncertainty of accelerated climate change.

The agreement calls for the Service and USGS to collaborate closely, working as long-term partners to encourage common goals, a shared sense of purpose, and a defined operational framework.  Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton and USGS Director Dr. Marcia McNutt signed the agreement. 

To view the full agreement and learn more about Service and USGS landscape conservation efforts, visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Landscape Conservation Web site.

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