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NEWS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS for 2009

 

Red BulletDecember 14, 2009 - ASARCO Settlement Provides $194 Million for Federal, State and Tribal Wildlife and Habitat Resource Restoration

 

Red Bullet Bridge replacement helps Niangua darter recovery.
Low water bridge

Red Bullet November 6, 2009: Service Releases Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act: a Freshwater Mussel found in Midwest is added

 

 

Red Bullet November 5, 2009: Ultralight Migration Leads 20 Endangered Whooping Cranes Over the Skies of Illinois
Ultralight and six whooping cranes in flight against a blue sky.

 

Red BulletNovember 2, 2009: Wildlife Ecology and Management class learns about the Service (East Lansing, Michigan, ES Field Office)

 

Red BulletOctober 26, 2009: Fish and Wildlife Service Awards $800,000 in Grants to Explore Cause, Control of White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

 

Red BulletOctober 23, 2009: Ninth Group of Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Ultralight-guided Flight to Florida


Red Bullet August 31, 2009 - Iowa initiative may reduce nitrate run-off, Gulf hypoxia,by increasing both drainage and ponding. (Rock Island Illinois Field Office)

 

Red Bullet August 31, 2009: Exelon's Quad Cities Nuclear Station drafts a Habitat Conservation Plan(Rock Island Illinois ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet August 19, 2009 - New lands inspected for Environmental Contaminant Problems in Illinois for Emiquon NWR and Upper Mississippi River NWFR (Rock Island Illinois ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet August 19, 2009 - Rock Island Field Office Conducts Water Quality Consultations for Illinois and Iowa

 

Red Bullet August 18, 2009 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists respond to Illinois' largest fish kill in the Rock River (Rock Island Illinois Field Office)

 

Red Bullet August 18, 2009 - Rock Island Field Office completes pollutions studies for Illinois and Iowa, benefiting trust resources

 

Red Bullet August 13, 2009: Secretary Salazar Announces $454,000 for Lake Michigan Coastal Habitat Restoration in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Field Office)

 

Red Bullet August 11, 2009: Endangered Piping Plover Chicks Make History. Three chicks are from first Illinois nest in 30 years. (Chicago Field Office)

 

Red Bullet August 1, 2009: Rock Island Field Office Completes Coordination Act Report in Support of Fish Passage Project at Mississippi RiverL/D 22 near Saverton, Missouri

 

Red Bullet July 17, 2009: Chicago Illinois Field Office Initiates the Use of Stormwater Volume Reduction Performance Standards and Participates in Stormwater Volume Reduction Training

 

Red Bullet July 15, 2009: 230 acres of Wisconsin wetland saved through Federal Aviation Administration decision to reject airport expansion (Wisconsin ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet July 14, 2009: Marion ES sub-office staff lead study request development for Mississippi River hydrokinetic projects

 

Red Bullet July 13, 2009: Plan provides much-needed lake sturgeon passage on the Menominee River (Wisconsin ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet June 25, 2009: USFWS Staff Participate in Michigan No Child Left Inside Summit

 

Red Bullet June 19, 2009 News Release: Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from States for 2009 Endangered Species Grants

 

Red Bullet June 15, 2009: Second year of successful implementation of Lake Sturgeon Protection Plan on Lower Fox River (Wisconsin ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet June 15, 2009: Service Teams Up for Copperbelly Recovery on Private Lands in Indiana (Bloomington Indiana Field Office)

 

Red Bullet June 15, 2009: Cowbird Predation Surveillance Project Will Benefit Kirtland's Warblers (East Lansing, Michigan, ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet June 8, 2009: Progress Toward Re-establishing Lake Sturgeon Passage on the Menominee River (Wisconsin ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet June 4, 2009: Rock Island Field Office Conference with BNSF Railroad results in Spectaclecase Conservation (Rock Island, Illinois, ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet From the Minneapolis Star Tribune (June 11, 2009): Scientists hopeful mussels will come back. A story about reintroducing the endangered winged mapleleaf. (Twin Cities, Minnesota, ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet June 2, 2009: Columbia’s Second Annual W.O.W. Event a Huge Success (Missouri ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet May 30, 2009: Second Annual Wisconsin Kirtland's Warbler Tour a Success (Wisconsin ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet May 29, 2009: Wisconsin DNR Presents First Annual "Excellence in Biodiversity Conservation Award" to the Green Bay Ecological Services Field Office (Wisconsin ES Field Office)

 

Red BulletMay 22, 2009: Biologists Create a Lasting Impression on Missouri Students (Missouri ES Field Office)

 

Red BulletMay 19, 2009: Coaster Brook Trout - Listing as Endangered Not Warranted

 

Red BulletMay 15, 2009: Celebrate Endangered Species Day!

 

Red Bullet May 12, 2009: Partner Led Meramec River Basin Watershed Project Selected as a 2009 "Ten Waters to Watch" by the National Fish Habitat Action Plan Board. (Missouri ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet May 12, 2009: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Section 2 of the I69 Evansville to Indianapolis, IN highway reviewed. (Bloomington, Indiana, ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet May 12, 2009: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Section3 of the I69 Evansville to Indianapolis, IN highway reviewed (Bloomington, Indiana, ES Field Office)

 

Red BulletMay 8, 2009: Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative Efforts Receives National Award (Missouri ES Field Office)

 

Red BulletMay 8, 2009: Smell Event at Just Dig It: The Secrets of Soil - Outreach to Elementary School Classes in Pickaway County (Ohio Field Office)

 

Red BulletMay 8, 2009: Bald Eagle National Nesting Survey a Success! (Rock Island Illinois ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet May 2, 2009: Wildlife Wildflower Walk (Missouri ES Field Office )

 

Red BulletMay 1, 2009: “Slash, Burn, Graze!” Annual Illinois Hill Prairie Conference (Rock Island, Illinois, ES Field Office)

 

Red BulletApril 28, 2009: Salazar and Locke Restore Scientific Consultations under the Endangered Species Act to Protect Species and their Habitats

 

Red BulletApril 27, 2009: National Freshwater Spills Symposium (Rock Island Illinois ES Field Office)

 

Red BulletApril 25, 2009: 2008 Pallid Sturgeon Population Assessment and Monitoring Reports

 

Red Bullet April 18, 2009: Rock Island Field Office Participates in 2009 Quad Cities Earth Week Fair

 

Red Bullet April 16, 2009: East Lansing Ecological Services Office continues Earth Day Outreach at Washtenaw Community College for 9th year in a row.

 

Red Bullet April 15, 2009: FWS Collaborates with USGS to Study Emerging Contaminants In Migratory Birds

 

Red Bullet April 10, 2009: FWS reviews Parkview Health Systems public notice (Indiana ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet April 6, 2009: Chicago Field Office will coordinate massasauga field work for fourth consective year

 

Red Bullet April 2, 2009: Recovery Partners Get Help Building Rigorous Population Monitoring Programs for Karner Blue Butterfly (Wisconsin ES Field Office)

 

Red BulletMarch 13, 2009: Green Bay Field Office Takes Part in Northeast Wisconsin Teacher’s Convention

 

Red BulletFebruary 12, 2009: USFWS collaborates with local college science class (Twin Cities Minnesota ES Field Office)

 

Red Bullet January 26, 2009: Boardman River Dams Committee’s Recommendations for the Boardman River Dams (East Lansing, Michigan, ES Field Office)

 

Red BulletJanuary 30, 2009: Contaminants biologists assist in development of the Greater St. Louis Sub Area Response Strategy Plan (Twin Cities Minnesota ES Field Office)

 

 

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