26 terms

Federal Agencies and Acts

5 federal agencies
Commerce, Defense, Interior, EPA, and USDA
US Forest Service (USFS)
USDA; administers national forests and grasslands and wildlife thereon
Wildlife Services (APHIS)
USDA; "Resolve wildlife conflicts and create a balance that allows people and wildlife to coexist peacefully"
National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC)
USDA; research arm of wildlife service
Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)
USDA; assists with habitat development on private and public lands
US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
DI; Conservation of migratory birds, certain mammals, endangered species, sport fishes
Nat'l Parks Service (NPS)
DI; to "conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations"
US Geological Survey (USGS)
DI; provide scientific understanding and technologies to support management and conservation of Nation's biological resources
Bureau of Land Mgmt (BLM)
DI; 55% of all fed lands, supervises multiple uses
Bureau of Reclamation
DI; water development and reclamation
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
DI; Native American lands and resource managment
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
reviews proposals from other federal agencies, maintains filing systems, and assures its own actions comply with NEPA; pollution control and monitoring; establishes and enforces laws
Nat'l Environment Policy Act
required for "federal activities significantly affecting quality of human environment"; environmental assessment (EA) FONSI; environmental impact statement (EIS)- purpose of action, impact, and alternatives; litigations and consulting firms
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
DC; Research and management of marine fish, mammals, and invertebrates; administers ESA for marine species (NOAA)
Army Core of Engineers
DE; Dredging, stream stabilization on navigable rivers and coastal wetlands, issues dredge and fill permits through CWA
environmental agency
Army Corps
Lacey Act
prohibited shipment, transport, and commerce of wildlife taken or possessed in violation of state, federal, or foreign laws; eliminated market hunting; federal permits required for importation of exotics
Migratory Bird Act
US, G. Brit., Canada, Mexico, Japan, and USSR; defined migratory birds, prohibited sale of game birds, daily bag limits; nongame migratory birds protected; NA exempted
Black Bass Act
Lacey Act for fish, prohibited transport or commerce in violation of state or federal laws, protection for black bass and all game fish
Section 7 of ESA
fed agencies consult with Interior about actions that might jeopardize T&E species
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
Protection for endangered species, import/export procedure, 120+ nations and 675+ species, 3 lists (endangered by trade, species that may or may not be threatened, species that should be regulated in trade)
Nat'l Forest Mgmt Act
USFS lands comply with NEPA, multiple use panning and mgmt of timber on fed lands, viable populations of native vertebrates on federal lands