Area of Focus: Policy and Program Administration

September 20, 2023

Proposed BLM rule prioritizes wildlife habitat over oil and gas development

The rule also increases returns for taxpayers

September 19, 2023

Emerging threat of wildlife disease warrants revamped National Wildlife Health Center

The National Wildlife Health Center is addressing overcrowded laboratories and outdated technology

September 13, 2023

Biden cancels controversial oil and gas leases in the Arctic

The move will help preserve Arctic lands and wildlife, the Biden administration says

September 7, 2023

New WOTUS rule leaves American wetlands vulnerable

A U.S. Supreme Court decision has forced the EPA to remove federal protections from approximately 63% of U.S. wetlands

September 5, 2023

TWS welcomes 2023 ESA proposed rule changes

These revisions dial back changes in 2019 that TWS expressed concern about

August 31, 2023

Study quantifies greenhouse gas impacts on polar bears

The new research addresses an Interior memo limiting climate considerations

August 25, 2023

Yellowstone lays out bison management options

The park is revising how to handle bison that roam outside its boundaries

August 15, 2023

Border wall will let wildlife pass

A settlement requires openings for animals to move between the U.S. and Mexico

A Florida panther appears on camera at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: David Shindle/ Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
August 2, 2023

Congress divided on critical conservation funding

Appropriations bills come up short on DOI funding for the 2024 fiscal year

July 14, 2023

TWS comments on NSF’s Procedures Guide revision

TWS made several recommendations for tribal engagement in the NSF funding process