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Date published: October 8, 2021

Chronic Wasting Disease Research by the U.S. Geological Survey & Partners

The USGS, the science bureau of the Department of the Interior, conducts wildlife disease surveillance and research to support management of affected species and their habitats. Here you will find information on USGS science addressing Chronic Wasting Disease across the Nation.

Date published: October 6, 2021

Building a Cloud Forest From the Ground Up

California's Channel Islands were once home to cloud forests, but this unique ecosystem was lost. USGS & partners are bringing them back.

Date published: September 21, 2021

Central Valley Water and Land Use Futures

To support coordinated conservation in California, wetland restoration, and climate adaptation planning, we developed projections of the Central Valley's seasonally flooded cropland and wetland habitat for five scenarios that vary by water availability and management priorities.

Date published: September 1, 2021

Habitat Vulnerability Assessment for Wintering American Black Ducks

We estimated food availability among five main wetland cover types used by overwintering American Black Ducks: subtidal, fresh water, high marsh, low marsh, and mudflat. Bioenergetics models used to inform North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) can be simplified into two major components: energetic demand and energetic supply. 

Date published: August 31, 2021

Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in the Chesapeake

Findings from US Geological Survey studies on sources, occurrence, effects and risk of contaminants throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Date published: May 11, 2021

Ecological Drought Across the Country

Learn about how the Climate Adaptation Science Centers have been exploring the topic of ecological drought across the country. 

Date published: May 11, 2021

Exploring the Fish and Climate Change Database (FiCli)

A geonarrative exploring the Fish and Climate Change (FiCli) Database

Date published: May 11, 2021

2020 Climate Adaptation Science Centers Annual Summary

A geonarrative highlighting the Climate Adaptation Science Center's science, partnerships, and capacity building activities from Fiscal Year 2020.

Date published: April 23, 2021

Mercury in Freshwater Fish of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed—Story Map

The US Geological Survey (USGS), working with the partners in the watershed, compiled mercury data for freshwater fishes to understand how mercury concentrations, and risk to consumers, varies across the watershed.

Date published: February 26, 2021

Waterfowl Ecology in Suisun Marsh and the Pacific Flyway

Learn about waterfowl research by scientists at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center.

Date published: February 19, 2021

2020 Year in Review story map

Our scientists work with State fish and wildlife agencies and Federal natural resource agencies, providing them with the science used in management decisions to support sustainable fish and wildlife populations, thus helping to maintain biodiversity, address climate change, and enhance wildlife watching and sustainable use.