In April 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) decided that listing the greater sage-grouse for protection under the Endangered Species Act was "warranted but precluded." The FWS is going to decide whether the greater sage-grouse should be listed in fiscal year (FY) 2015 based on the court-approved settlement agreement. The settlement agreement requires the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service to include clear objectives and desired habitat conditions, management actions, and area-wide standards and guidelines in the land-use plans and amendments for each involved unit by winter 2015.
The Forest Service employs more than 30,000 permanent employees in hundreds of locations across the country. Forest Service employees focus their skills to manage and improve our nation's forest lands in many ways. Many work in forest and range research, some develop the skills of others at our Job Corps Centers and others provide expertise in State and Private Forestry partnerships across the country. If you are as dedicated to advancing our mission as we are, you should seek job opportunites where your skills are competitive.