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STOCKTON FWO: Stockton FWO partners with Beale Air Force Base for Earth Week activities

Region 8, September 29, 2011
Beth Campbell, a USFWS fish biologist, talked to many service members during Earth Week festivities at Beale AFB.
Beth Campbell, a USFWS fish biologist, talked to many service members during Earth Week festivities at Beale AFB. - Photo Credit: n/a

By Beth Campbell, Stockton FWO

On Monday, April 18, 2011, Beth Campbell, a fish biologist from the Stockton FWO, represented the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) during the Earth Week event at Beale Air Force Base (AFB) in Marysville, California. Beale AFB has an active natural resources conservation program, and the Earth Week's  theme was “We All Live Downstream,” a water-based, anti-pollution theme.

Beale AFB water resources include Dry Creek, a small tributary to the Bear River, in which Chinook salmon have been observed, and several ponds that are utilized by base personnel for recreational fishing of a variety of species such as largemouth bass and bluegills. These resources are important habitat for a variety of wildlife, local and migratory birds, frogs and turtles.

Beth provided Air Force personnel and their families information about the salmon life cycle, and Beale AFB staff provided information about energy conservation and ways to prevent pollution. In addition to educational information, Beth got to share fishing stories with service members from across the United States.

Contact Info: Ramon Martin, 209-334-2968 ext. 401, ramon_martin@fws.gov