The Wildlife Program
The Wildlife Program assists field biologists in attaining the Region’s wildlife priorities to manage wildlife habitat resources from a healthy ecosystem perspective. The Wildlife Program covers terrestrial animal species not considered 'threatened, endangered or sensitive' species (TES). We have a specific TES program for species with this designation. The Wildlife Program includes various Get Wild! partnerships to assist in 1) administering wildlife management activities to protect and restore native habitats important for conserving biodiversity; 2) managing habitats in a manner that meets public demand for hunting and wildlife viewing and appreciation; and 3) to assure a well-trained work force and effective organizational structure for applying best science and management in meeting the wildlife-related goals of the Agency.
Yosemite Toad Conservation Assessment
Once historically abundant, it is estimated that this toad has been extirpated from significant portions of its historical localities, and many of its remaining populations appear depleted.
Mountain Yellow-legged Frog Conservation Assessment
This report presents a synthesis of scientific literature and expertise regarding the mountain yellowlegged frog complex in the Sierra Nevada, which is now comprised of two species, Rana muscosa and R. sierrae.
California Spotted Owl Conservation Strategy
This strategy will be useful not only to the Forest Service, but also to other land management agencies and researchers.
Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Conservation Strategy (SSNFCS)
USFS R5 is working with partners to help conserve and sustain the fisher population in the southern Sierra Nevada by developing a Conservation Strategy.
Aquatic Escape Ramp Project
A recent wildlife project was to install aquatic escape ramps in existing water troughs and water features in Region 5.
Sierra Nevada Carnivore Monitoring Program
The Region 5 Sierra Nevada Carnivore Monitoring Program conducts non-invasive surveys across the Sierra Nevada with a focus on the southern Sierra Nevada fisher population.