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Tools of the Trade -- Part 5 of 5 - (Video) -- A Look at Wildland Firefighting Tools. What does it take to control a fire gone wild? This 3:00 minute video, narrated by fire engine boss Christina Haydon, shows how wildland firefighters use specialized tools and techniques to tame the flames.
Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery Celebrates a Century of Conservation Podcast #9 of 9 - (Interview) -- Mules and pond scoops led the way with the first excavation work to build the Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery 100 years ago this month. Today the hatchery is an integral part of the community in Orangeburg, South Carolina and has served a critical role in fisheries conservation in the Southeast. Listen to the interview with hatchery manager Willie Booker, as he describes the work that Orangeburg does and invites the public to attend a special centennial celebration event on September 28, 2011.
National Pollinator Week - (Interview) -- National Pollinator Week is June 20-26, and in celebration we interviewed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Wedge Watkins about pollinators on Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Missouri.
Interior Secretary Announces Nearly $27 Million for Wetlands Grants for Migratory Birds, $3 Million for Wildlife Refuge Acquisitions
-- (Overview) - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved spending more than $3 million from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to protect an estimated 1,600 acres of waterfowl habitat on 3 units of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Climate Change Implicated in Decline of Horseshoe Crabs -- (Interview) - The U.S. Geological Survey just announced a new study on climate change and horseshoe crabs. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shorebird biologist Greg Breese from the Coastal Program discusses the relationship between shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, and climate change.
Boy Scout Jamboree - Thinking About
Climate Change - (Video) -- Fish and wildlife movement patterns are largely determined
by the availability of food and water. Climate change is
altering rainfall patterns and temperature, and habitats are changing
and shifting in response. Gary Stolz, Refuge Manager at John Heinz
National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, talks to Joe
Donahoe about some ways natural resource agencies and
the public can work together to help fish and wildlife adapt
to climate change.
Nation's River Bass Tournament at National Harbor - (Video) -- Recently, the Service helped sponsor the Nation's River Bass Tournament at National Harbor. Local schoolchildren had the opportunity
to ride in bass boats and learn fishing from volunteer professional fishing guides. Service employees instructed students fishing from the piers. In addition, students learned about a variety of environmental issues. Wes McNealy, Director of Corporate Environment Services at Potomac Energy and Power Company (PEPCO), gives a short interview on their progress on producing renewable energy and examples of local renewable projects in the Washington, D.C. area.