News and Information Archives for 2005
During June of 2005, seven bog turtles that hatched in 2003 were released at a restored mountain bog habitat in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Union County.
Apr 29th,2005 - Bats are protected in Georgia but human health is paramount
State and federal biologists say a persistent falsehood that bats can't be removed from human structures is not true. While protected like most wildlife in Georgia, nuisance and potential health problems with bats can be resolved safely.
Biologists and artists select one hundred best entries in state wide wildlife art contest. Best of Show Bartavious Weaver next competes in Washington, D.C. for national honors and $5000 cash prize.
The population of this stunning bird of prey with its forked tail declined greatly during the early 1900's. Bird watchers and anyone spotting these birds can help biologists determine their status and range in Georgia.
Installation Commander, Colonel John Kidd, honored Brooks for his assistance in helping the base meet expanded training needs while avoiding conflicts with the Endangered Species Act.
Mar 1st, 2005 - Laurens County Students Well Represented in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Duck Samp Art Contest
One hundred pieces of winning outdoor artwork, including the works of six local students, will be on display at the Laurens County Library until March 31st. This exhibition concludes the statewide Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Wildlife Art Tour.
Feb 23rd, 2005 - USFWS Seeks Proposals from States For 2005 Endangered Species Grants
These grants are awarded to states and territories to support participation in voluntary conservation projects for listed species, as well as for species that are either proposed or candidates for listing.
Feb 16th, 2005 - Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit Appears at the 2005 Atlanta Outdoor Show
Georgia ES met with young artists and sports enthusiasts at the 2005 Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Show in Atlanta. The Georgia Wildlife Federation event draws in 20,000 visitors annually. Deadline for the 2005 JDS art competition is March 15th, 2005.
Feb 2nd, 2005 Secretary of Interior Norton Honors Texas-Based Temple-Inland for Outstanding Conservation Ethic
Temple-Inland's achievements include its partnership with Georgia Department of Natural Resources to protect a globally imperiled plant community. Georgia Ecological Services (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) participated in nominating Temple-Inland for this national conservation award.
Jan 20th, 2005 - USFWS Seeks Proposals for Funding Through the Private Stewardship Grants Program.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals for private lands conservation funding through its Private Stewardship Grants Program. About $6.5 million is available to support conservation efforts on private lands. Recent grants have supported longleaf pine restoration in Georgia.
Jan 7th, 2005 - Endangered Whooping Crane From 2002 Ultralight Flight Found Dead in Alabama.
Remains sent to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Forensics Center in Ashland, Ore. Crane was member of 1200 mile ultralight flight, including over Georgia, to Florida's Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in 2002.