Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Zinke’s temporary filling of political positions ‘remains murky,’ says public employees group

    Months after filing a complaint about the Interior Department’s practice of filling top political positions with non-career, temporary acting officials, a nonprofit representing federal and state employees says the legal authority of those appointees “remains murky.”

  • Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands

    The U.S. agency charged with balancing development and protections for public land has faced upheaval under the Trump administration

  • #FedFeed – An uncoordinated collection of federal factoids

    Welcome to the #FedFeed, a daily collection of federal ephemera gathered from social media and presented for your enjoyment.

  • #FedFeed – FBI’s computer game teaches kids about online safety

    Welcome to the #FedFeed, a daily collection of federal ephemera gathered from social media and presented for your enjoyment.

  • Fish and Wildlife Service faces hurdles in maintaining Midway Atoll

    The very word Midway conjures up memories of a pivotal battle in American history. No longer a military base, Midway is a visitor destination and wildlife sanctuary managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. But it’s in bad shape thanks to a lack of money. Anne-Marie Fennel, director of natural resources and environment issues a the Government Accountability Office. updates Federal Drive with Tom Temin on some of the challenges FWS faces on Midway.

  • Senate leaves Social Security’s Colvin, others, waiting for confirmation

    The Senate left Washington without confirming several of President Barack Obama’s nominees for the executive branch, including Carolyn Colvin, his choice to lead the Social Security Administration.

  • Ed Grace, Craig Hoover, Fish and Wildlife Service

    It’s been about six months since the Fish and Wildlife Service began the process of implementing a near-complete ban on commercial trade in ivory. There are very few exceptions, like for musicians traveling internationally. The service recently cracked one of the biggest wildlife trafficking rings to date. Ed Grace is the deputy assistant director for the agency’s Office of Law Enforcement and Craig Hoover is chief of the Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch in the International Affairs Program. Hoover told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive how this new effort got started.