San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Science Support Partnership (SSP)

February 05, 2016 0:00am

In FY 2001, the USGS devoted $3.4 million per year to the SSP program that meets priority science needs by the FWS. An additional $750,000 of funding from the former Species At Risk program has since been included, increasing the total to $4.1 million annually. Through this partnership, the USGS has undertaken 350 projects in support of FWS local, regional, and national programs such as:

• Migratory bird management

• Endangered species recovery

• Freshwater fisheries restoration

• Ecosystem-based management

• Coastal habitat conservation

• Fish and wildlife law enforcement

• National Wildlife Refuge System management

For information on past projects and the call for research proposals, click here.