Wildlife Program (unpublished) RSS feed of news related to Wildlife Program (unpublished) https://www.usgs.gov/ en Geonarrative Investigates Geohazards of the Salton Sea https://www.usgs.gov/special-topics/salton-sea/news/geonarrative-investigates-geohazards-salton-sea?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The interactive, data-rich USGS geonarrative "A Desert on the Move" looks at earthquake and volcanic hazards around the Salton Sea. Understanding these hazards is an important part of successfully planning and restoring the Salton Sea for the future.</p> Thu, 8 Dec 2022 06:47:18 EST atorregrosa@usgs.gov d70d7921-2ebc-4837-b420-ac7c130df426 atorregrosa@usgs.gov (atorregrosa@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Calling all Wisconsin duck hunters! USGS survey available for Green Bay and Lake Michigan https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-calling-all-wisconsin-duck-hunters-usgs-survey-available-green?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>Public input requested </em></p> <p>An annual waterfowl harvest survey is open to duck hunter feedback now through Dec. 31 for the Green Bay and Lake Michigan regions of Wisconsin. </p> Thu, 27 Oct 2022 16:46:32 EDT hkoehler@usgs.gov 7d3638b7-e85d-4e2e-86c8-5e3985bf81f6 hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Explore Natural Hazards Science https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/natural-hazards/news/explore-natural-hazards-science?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Earth is a very dynamic and powerful place where natural hazards can quickly become disasters that threaten society. The USGS monitors and studies the science behind natural hazards of all kinds so that our society can reduce potential risk and loss by being prepared.</p> Thu, 6 Oct 2022 12:20:00 EDT lisa@usgs.gov 8dc3b3b7-fe7e-4c53-83e7-70c2ab76bf77 lisa@usgs.gov (lisa@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey COVID-19 virus can infect Mexican free-tailed bats https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/covid-19-virus-can-infect-mexican-free-tailed-bats?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>MADISON, Wis.<strong> </strong>— Mexican free-tailed bats can be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus but don’t appear to spread it or become sick, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study published today.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:29:33 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov 769908c1-30cb-4fc6-8f9c-0b445d93c7ff mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey They Do That, Too? Relatable Experiences for Mommas (and Momma-figures) of All Species https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/they-do-too-relatable-experiences-mommas-and-momma-figures-all-species?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Becoming a mother makes you do surprising (and sometimes gross) things. Don’t worry – you're not alone! Here are a few ways that motherhood creates kindred spirits across the animal kingdom.</p> Fri, 6 May 2022 08:00:49 EDT egoldbaum@usgs.gov 827fcd94-268d-4c71-94d3-de1e76a50648 egoldbaum@usgs.gov (egoldbaum@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey  Six Ways the USGS Celebrates Earth Day Everyday https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/six-ways-usgs-celebrates-earth-day-everyday?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>What better way to mark Earth Day than with a listicle all about USGS science for our changing world?</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2022 08:00:36 EDT egoldbaum@usgs.gov 7b0f44bb-4aa9-4ef7-8bce-f5a769aa08e9 egoldbaum@usgs.gov (egoldbaum@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Northern Spotted Owl Still Fights for Survival https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/northern-spotted-owl-still-fights-survival?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Three studies highlight how the interactions between northern spotted owl and the invasive barred owl are intertwined. </p> Wed, 6 Oct 2021 08:00:00 EDT plaustsen@usgs.gov afbc4fdc-0915-4148-bf96-78f67262a5e2 plaustsen@usgs.gov (plaustsen@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New Alaska Landbird Conservation Plan and Alaska Landbird Monitoring Survey Protocol https://www.usgs.gov/centers/alaska-science-center/news/new-alaska-landbird-conservation-plan-and-alaska-landbird?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Alaska, where four major migratory flyways converge, hosts a diverse array of globally important avian habitats, ranging from towering rainforests to treeless tundra. USGS scientists recently led two teams of experts to produce key documents to help conserve Alaska’s similarly diverse landbird populations: the Alaska Landbird Conservation Plan and the Alaska Landbird Monitoring Survey Protocol.</p> Wed, 1 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT ygillies@usgs.gov fdd6620f-b8d4-4906-b475-f6e547be99ea ygillies@usgs.gov (ygillies@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New Study Helps Wind Industry, Wildlife Managers Identify Risks to Certain Raptors from Collisions with Wind Turbines https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/new-study-helps-wind-industry-wildlife-managers-identify-risks-certain?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Oklahoma State University <strong>study </strong>shows not all raptor species are equally impacted by collisions with wind turbines. Of 14 species studied, five are at risk of population declines due to collisions.</p> Tue, 13 Jul 2021 06:30:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 42bc3d2a-ef8c-491c-8c8b-f29e95ecfaa1 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Participation in the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-participation-annual-natural-hazards-research-and-applications-workshop?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This year's Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, coordinated by the Natural Hazards Center at CU Boulder on July 11 – 14, 2021, is the 46th and will be organized around the theme of The Hazards and Disaster Workforce: Preparing to Meet 21st Century Challenges. Check out these sessions, posters, and research highlights featuring the USGS Risk Community of Practice members.</p> Thu, 8 Jul 2021 12:30:00 EDT lisa@usgs.gov af060203-2f96-4a60-bf2b-5dfeeaf60373 lisa@usgs.gov (lisa@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey It’s Pollinator Week! https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/its-pollinator-week?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Pollinators in the form of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles provide vital but often invisible services, from supporting terrestrial wildlife and plant communities, to supporting healthy watersheds.</p> Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:00:00 EDT jburton@usgs.gov 14d36231-4ad4-4cef-9845-3f3ebc7bc2b0 jburton@usgs.gov (jburton@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New Publication Highlights USGS Science on Migratory Birds https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-publication-highlights-usgs-science-migratory-birds?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>At the USGS, more than one hundred staff members are dedicated to the scientific study of migratory birds. Bird biologists work with natural resource managers to develop conservation measures and improved management strategies to help sustain migratory bird populations and their habitats.  </p> Tue, 11 May 2021 09:45:00 EDT ssoileau@usgs.gov d20ec011-b724-430b-8d1b-0ae6e7bb793f ssoileau@usgs.gov (ssoileau@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey ARMI Scientist Michael Adams Receives 2020 PARC Honor https://www.usgs.gov/news/armi-scientist-michael-adams-receives-2020-parc-honor?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Dr. Michael Adams, Lead for the USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) and Supervisory Research Ecologist at the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, has been selected to receive the 2020 Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation. </p> Wed, 6 May 2020 09:15:00 EDT ssoileau@usgs.gov af7f279d-a0af-4a65-b368-cad74447d1b9 ssoileau@usgs.gov (ssoileau@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Research Spotlight: Ducklings Leave Nests in Early Morning, Suggesting Predator Avoidance https://www.usgs.gov/news/research-spotlight-ducklings-leave-nests-early-morning-suggesting-predator-avoidance?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In a study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) biologists put small cameras next to duck nests to determine what time of day wild ducklings began hatching, when the hen and ducklings departed the nest, and if any predators came to the nest when ducklings were present.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDT aweill@usgs.gov bf112228-b6c2-452d-9e3f-47fee23dde2f aweill@usgs.gov (aweill@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Research Spotlight: California Central Valley Ducks Move Shorter Distances and Use Smaller Areas Than Expected https://www.usgs.gov/news/research-spotlight-california-central-valley-ducks-move-shorter-distances-and-use-smaller?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In a new publication, U.S. Geological Survey biologists report the results of real-time tracking of three species of dabbling ducks in California’s Central Valley with GPS to examine the ducks’ fine-scale 24-hour movement patterns.</p> Thu, 30 May 2019 10:30:00 EDT aweill@usgs.gov 9781813e-52ab-4862-ad12-8308d1f5c4a9 aweill@usgs.gov (aweill@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey WERC Scientists Combine Bird Calls and Artificial Intelligence to Keep Tabs on the Elusive Ashy-Storm Petrel (Audubon magazine) https://www.usgs.gov/news/werc-scientists-combine-bird-calls-and-artificial-intelligence-keep-tabs-elusive-ashy-storm?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>CALIFORNIA COAST – Artificial intelligence and acoustic sensors help scientists monitor seabirds</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:15:00 EDT esanchez-chopitea@usgs.gov 3dfd8c68-733d-4c14-a076-68c7097f9211 esanchez-chopitea@usgs.gov (esanchez-chopitea@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Burrowing Owls and Horned Lizards Thrive in Ecological Hot Spot Next to Los Angeles Airport (Los Angeles Times) https://www.usgs.gov/news/burrowing-owls-and-horned-lizards-thrive-ecological-hot-spot-next-los-angeles-airport-los?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>LOS ANGELES -- WERC Researchers study lizards and owls at the LAX Dunes preserve</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 06:15:00 EDT esanchez-chopitea@usgs.gov de4a192a-f495-42b1-a38f-462a6872bd84 esanchez-chopitea@usgs.gov (esanchez-chopitea@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey A Unified Research Strategy for Disease Management https://www.usgs.gov/news/unified-research-strategy-disease-management?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>As wildlife diseases increase globally, an understanding of host-pathogen relationships can elucidate avenues for management and improve conservation efficacy. Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of wildlife, and disease is a major factor in global amphibian declines.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:15:00 EDT skemp@usgs.gov 51127552-322e-44fc-bd18-0dbfc85c87c3 skemp@usgs.gov (skemp@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Mapping Public Lands in the United States https://www.usgs.gov/news/technical-announcement/mapping-public-lands-united-states?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is the official inventory of public parks and other protected areas in all U.S. states and territories.</p> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 07:30:00 EDT mnewell@usgs.gov 30adf37e-caa2-48ed-bc8a-9e01b01b9aa3 mnewell@usgs.gov (mnewell@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Flexibility in Behavior of Some Animals Helps Them Accommodate a Changing Climate https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/flexibility-behavior-some-animals-helps-them-accommodate-changing?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners has identified situations and conditions where some animals display behavioral flexibility – the ability to rapidly change behavior in response to short – or long-term environmental changes such as climate variability. </p> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 05:45:00 EDT rmcclymont@usgs.gov 63d58d3e-7914-4faa-a1d9-2540485c349b rmcclymont@usgs.gov (rmcclymont@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Return of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/return-yellowstone-grizzly-bear?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>From the journals of Lewis &amp; Clark, April 13, 1805 (in the vicinity of Pouch Point Recreation Area - 16 miles south of New Town, North Dakota):</p> Wed, 5 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EDT rmcclymont@usgs.gov 9be42ebf-d4f6-46f6-926f-d8a4af5688f1 rmcclymont@usgs.gov (rmcclymont@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Hot new imagery of wintering bats suggests a group behavior for battling white-nose syndrome https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/hot-new-imagery-wintering-bats-suggests-a-group-behavior-battling-white?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Hot new imagery from temperature-sensing cameras suggests that bats who warm up from hibernation together throughout the winter may be better at surviving white nose syndrome, a disease caused by a cold-loving fungus ravaging insect-eating bat populations in the United States and Canada.</p> Wed, 5 Jul 2017 08:45:00 EDT Anonymous 3a7a15c7-58b9-4a79-813c-bd3b8006cc09 (Anonymous) U.S. Geological Survey A Deadly Double Punch: Together, Turbines and Disease Jeopardize Endangered Bats https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/deadly-double-punch-together-turbines-and-disease-jeopardize-endangered?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>  </p> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:45:00 EST mlubeck@usgs.gov 82c5be3a-5f63-4010-b2c9-184481b8c803 mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey The Other 364 Days of the Year: The Real Lives of Wild Reindeer https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/other-364-days-year-real-lives-wild-reindeer-0?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Caribou, North America’s wild reindeer, have lives apart from their famous role on Christmas Eve. Reindeer and caribou are large, cold-adapted, herding herbivores related to deer, elk and moose.</p><p>To learn more about how these arctic antler-bearers spend the other 364 days of the year, we talked to USGS caribou expert Dr. Layne Adams, who has studied these animals for more than 30 years.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST Anonymous b3e70f6b-1f86-4b1d-8df1-d438cbff7b75 (Anonymous) U.S. Geological Survey Not Just for Kissing: Mistletoe and Birds, Bees, and Other Beasts https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/not-just-kissing-mistletoe-and-birds-bees-and-other-beasts-0?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Perhaps some of you have already experienced a sweet smooch or two under the holiday mistletoe, enjoying this fairly old kissing ritual for people. While figuring prominently in ancient lore, mistletoe is important in other vital ways: it provides essential food, cover and nesting sites for an amazing number of critters. In fact, some animals couldn’t even survive without mistletoe.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 03:00:00 EST Anonymous 96b7951b-b90c-431d-be66-0c500cca0b3d (Anonymous) U.S. Geological Survey Sea Otter Survey Encouraging, but Comes Up Short of the “Perfect Story” https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/sea-otter-survey-encouraging-comes-short-perfect-story?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>SANTA CRUZ, California — The southern sea otter, Enhydra lutris nereis, continues its climb toward recovery, according to the annual count released today by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT ssoileau@usgs.gov f1b406f5-7b53-46a4-97db-d07f64607aa5 ssoileau@usgs.gov (ssoileau@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New Research Confirms Continued, Unabated and Large-Scale Amphibian Declines: Local Action Key to Reversing Losses https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/new-research-confirms-continued-unabated-and-large-scale-amphibian?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>New U.S. Geological Survey-led research suggests that even though amphibians are severely declining worldwide, there is no smoking gun – and thus no simple solution – to halting or reversing these declines.</p> Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 EDT Anonymous 325fc186-a038-4cb1-87c4-0c23ccc62814 (Anonymous) U.S. Geological Survey Happy Mother’s Day to Moms of All Species https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/happy-mothers-day-moms-all-species?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>USGS wishes to honor all mothers, of all species. Many of our research findings have and are shedding light on the lives of non-human moms.  </p> Fri, 6 May 2016 10:00:00 EDT Anonymous 1a3d6a27-22bb-415f-9850-e78d29507d20 (Anonymous) U.S. Geological Survey Piping Plovers Losing Breeding Habitat to Wetland Drainage https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/piping-plovers-losing-breeding-habitat-wetland-drainage?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Piping plovers, a federally threatened species of shorebirds, are likely losing wetland breeding habitat in the Great Plains as a result of wetland drainage, climate change or both, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:00:00 EST shorvath@usgs.gov 74834302-8701-4f1f-966a-f5daa982f098 shorvath@usgs.gov (shorvath@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Cause of Deadly Disease in Snakes Identified https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/cause-deadly-disease-snakes-identified?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola is the definitive cause of the skin infections in snakes known as snake fungal disease, or SFD, according to U.S. Geological Survey research published today in the journal mBio.</p> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:00:00 EST shorvath@usgs.gov 5cca7516-ab52-4b35-84cb-3955955a5e53 shorvath@usgs.gov (shorvath@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey