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USDA-APHIS WS (United States Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Wildlife Services)
Federal agency that is involved in determining depredation causes to livestock in the recovery area, including damage caused by wolves.

United States Forest Service (USFS)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres (780,000 km2). Major divisions of the agency include the National Forest System, State and Private Forestry, Business Operations, and the Research and Development branch. Managing approximately 25% of federal lands, it is the only major national land agency that is outside the U.S. Department of the Interior.

USFWS (United Species Fish and Wildlife Service)
The federal agency that is charged with overseeing the recovery of endangered fish, plants and animals. USFWS is a department within the Department of Interior and often referred to as the Service.