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Synonyms for FWS

an agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats

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In 2002, a working group was formed with representatives from each Region to develop new mapping standards for the FWS that embraced GIS technological capabilities and streamlined the production of map products.
Orahoske says FERC's failure to get input from the FWS and NMFS would probably result in a lawsuit if FERC approved the project.
In December of 2004, the FWS issued the new rule, detailing the circumstances under which an incidental take permit could be retracted.
4) Twenty-five years later, the grizzly's population has not significantly increased, and the amount of suitable habitat has actually decreased,(5) yet FWS is planning to delist one of the protected populations,(6) thereby removing all ESA safeguards.
Before a refuge is opened to hunting or fishing, the FWS must go through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires public comment.
As part of the Department of the Interior, the FWS endeavors to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
In the past Louisiana had a huge land base of woods," says Ray Aycock, an FWS wildlife biologist in Louisiana and Mississippi.
However, the FWS can initiate reforms without further statutory authorization that could improve the recovery prospects of many listed species.
In a time of constant challenge and change, FWS Construction Ltd.
When FWS imported the Canadian wolves, it designated the population "experimental"--not "endangered.
The FWS had included habitat modification such as logging in its definition of "take" because in theory by changing the animals habitat, the animal is put in danger.
On the other side of the ledger, there is duplication of individuals in the FWS bottom line figure because persons who hunt in more than one state are counted in each state.
The FWS process is the only detection process that identifies abnormalities before a tumor presents, can be used by a primary care physician.
The FWS informed NEAVS of its decision late afternoon November 27, 2015, the day after Thanksgiving, that it intends to issue the permit allowing the export of the chimpanzees as early as Monday, December 7, 2015.