Flashcards in Agencies USFWS Preservation Deck (12):
Prohibited interstate shipment of illegally taken wildlife, fish and plants and the importation of species.
Lacey Act of 1900
the first U.S. President to set aside a wildlife refuge (Pelican Island-Florida) 1903
When was USFWS created?
What 2 Bureaus merged to form the USFWS?
Bureau of Fisheries (1871) and the Bureau of the Biological Survey (1885)
Management of refuge and fish hatcheries
Control predators and rodents
Study federal projects
Mission of USFWS
regulated the hunting of migratory bird species
Migratory Bird Act of 1918
Hunters purchased duck stamps aid in the acquisition of wetlands for protection
Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act of 1934
provided guidelines and directives for administration and management of all areas in National Wildlife Refuge system including "wildlife refuges, areas for the protection and conservation of fish and wildlife that are threatened with extinction, wildlife ranges, game ranges, wildlife management areas
National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act 1966
Conserve healthy habitats
Restore declining species
Work with other organizations
Education and training
Maintain places for wildlife and people
Roles and responsibilities:
passed by congress in 1980 and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter
Provided for the creation or revision of 15 NPS units, set aside other public lands for the USFS and USFWS.
Provided for the designation of >100 million acres of public lands, with >33% as Wilderness areas
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA)
provided for the conservation of ecosystems upon which threatened and endangered species of fish, wildlife, and plants depend.
Endangered Species Act of 1973