The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) administers the Endangered Species Act, working with experts in the scientific community to identify species on the verge of extinction and to build the road to recovery to bring them back. Working with their partners in federal and state agencies, tribes, local governments, the business community, and private citizens, the USFWS helps protect important habitat, increase species’ populations and reduce the threats to their survival so that they can be removed from federal protection.
- The La Kretz Center has partnered with the USFWS on a number of research projects, including a landscape genomic analyses of four endangered California reptile and amphibian species
- USFWS participates in the annual La Kretz Conservation Genomics Workshop, which provides rigorous training to an international community of students