December 31, 2010: Bloomington Field Office 1st Quarter FY 2011 Quarterly Report
December 31, 2010:: Outreach: A Year in Review
December 22, 2010: Sport Fish Restoration dollars support coastal wetlands and endangered species along northern Door Peninsula
December 17, 2010: Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Arrive at First Wintering Destination in Florida
Dec. 10, 2010: Status of Wolves in the Western Great Lakes Under the Endangered Species Act
Nov. 23, 2010: Karner Blue Butterfly Propagation Manual now available.
November 16, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Celebrates 25 Years of the Coastal Program
November 02, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Freshwater Mussels
November 01, 2010: Young Whooping Cranes Will Learn Migration Route from their Elders
October 27, 2010: Comments sought on plan to combat deadly white-nose syndrome in bats
October 25, 2010: Tenth Group of Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Ultralight-guided Flight to Florida
October 21, 2010: Habitat Conservation Plan for Quad Cities Nuclear Station
October 20, 2010: Nelson Mine Expansion Project Under Review by Twin Cities ES Field Office
October 6, 2010: Service Continues Involvement with AZA Species Survival Plan for the Eastern Massasauga
Oct. 1, 2010: Winged Mapleleaf Propagation
Sept. 30, 2010: Chicago Field Office Continues Participation in Canadian National EJ&E Acquisition Project
Sept 30, 2010: Chicago Field Office Provides Technical Assistance for Final Mitigation Plan for I-55, Arsenal Road Interchange Project
Sept. 30, 2010: Chicago Field Office Reviews First Proposed Wind Farm in Chicago Metro Area
Sept. 2010:Bloomington, IN Field Office Coordination on Wind Power Projects
Sept. 2010:Programmatic Consultation Facilitates Transportation Project Reviews
Sept. 2010: Ohio Implements Indiana Bat Protection and Enhancement Measures on Surface Coal Mines
Sept. 2010: Topeka Shiner Consultations for Grazing Operations in Minnesota
Sept. 29, 2010: Chicago Field Office Evaluates Herbicides\
Sept 29, 2010: Marion, Illinois ES Staff Coordinates on Environmental Management Program Projects
Sept. 2010: Marion, Illinois ES staff Coordinates Several Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program Projects
Sept. 5, 2010: Work Begins Soon on Grassy Island (Michigan) Evaluation
Workers will begin evaluating Grassy Island to determine the effectiveness of various measures in containing contaminated material on the island. . .
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August 30, 2010: Funds will Enhance Great Lakes Coastal Habitats and Species
August 2, 2010: Michigan Oil Spill Response
July 27, 2010 - Crews Break Ground On Missouri Recovery Act Project Benefitting The Federally Threatened Niangua Darter and Travellers Alike
July 19, 2010: Enhancement of Riparian Habitat Through Improved Grazing Practices and Permanent Legal Protection
July 12, 2010: Wisconsin's Landscape Scale Habitat Conservation Plan for the Karner Blue Butterfly Renewed for 10 More Years
July 10, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wisconsin Field Office Receives The Nature Conservancy's 50th Anniversary Gold Star Award for Conservation Partnership
June 14, 2010: Six Wild Whooping Crane Chicks Currently Being Raised by Reintroduced Crane Pairs in Wisconsin
June 13, 2010: Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office Assists Gulf Spill Response
June 1, 2010: Butterfly Monitoring Training Experiences Earliest Spring Flight of Karner Blue Butterflies in Wisconsin
June 1, 2010: Biologist Completes National Status Assessment on Former C2 Candidate Plant
June 1, 2010: Fish and Wildlife Biologist Receives Award from FWS Partner
May 27, 2010: Ohio ES Staff Visit Local Elementary Schools to Teach "Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats"
May 20, 2010: Kirtland's Warblers and Young Scientists: A Wonderful New Partnership
May 18, 2010: Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid Population Expanding in Winnebago County, Wisconsin
On Tuesday, May 18th, 2010, Jessica Lewis, Zachary Skiba, and Jennifer Resch participated in an eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) early monitoring survey at Uihlein Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
All three individuals are University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students and STEP students (Student Temporary Employment Program) with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Ecological Service's Field Office in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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May 6, 2010: Public Updated on Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Lyondell Bankruptcy for the Kalamazoo River, Michigan
On May 6, 2010, Lisa Williams of the East Lansing Field Office made a presentation to approximately 60 people to update them on the progress in the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and the results of the Lyondell Bankruptcy for the Kalamazoo River, Michigan.
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April 27, 2010: Censusing a Potential Candidate Plant Species in Ohio: Cliff Green or Mountain Lover(Paxistima canbyi) in Two Locations
The initiative of this event was to perform a population census on the two known populations of Paxistima canbyi, a state endangered and potential Federal candidate species, in Ohio. Paxistima canbyi is a glacial relic evergreen shrub found only on exposed dolomite cliffs in the Appalachian Mountains.
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April 23, 2010: Twin Cities ES Field Office Biologists Assist Minnesota DNR Collecting Snuffbox and Muckets
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is testing several host fish species for two state threatened mussel species, including the snuffbox and mucket.
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April 22, 2010: NRDA Approaches Shared at National DOI Meeting: Species-Sensitivity Distributions and Cooperative Assessments
Lisa Williams and Joe Haas of the East Lansing Field Office explained approaches to natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) to approximately 80 NRDA practitioners from around the country at the Department of the Interior’s annual NRDA meeting in Phoenix, AZ, held April 19-23, 2010.
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April 12, 2010: Recent Monitoring Shows Decrease in PCBs in Saginaw Bay Walleye After Dredging
Recently published papers demonstrate that concentrations of PCBs in walleye from the Saginaw Bay ecosystem have decreased significantly in the last 15 years.
March 18, 2010: Iowa Hosts Annual Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee Meeting
The Iowa DNR staff went out of their way to make sure the 2010 Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee Annual Meeting was successful. All aspects of the meeting were carefully planned and well thought out.
March 17, 2010: Protecting Migratory Birds at Oil Spills: Training Provided for EPA
On March 17, 2010, Dr. Lisa Williams of the East Lansing Field Office provided a training module entitled “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Spill Response, and NRDA: Protecting and Restoring Migratory Birds and other Trust Resources” at U.S. EPA Region 5’s On-Scene Coordinator Training in Angola, IN. Approximately 100 OSCs from around the Midwest participated.
March 3, 2010: Toxicology Class Learns About Contaminants Issuesof the Detroit River
On March 3, approximately 20 students in Michigan State University’s senior-level course, “Topics in Toxicology”, learned about the mission and major programs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and about the history and current status of human impacts on the Detroit River from Dr. Lisa Williams, East Lansing Field Office.
March 2, 2010: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Equipped for Eagle Conservation
At the request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), the East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office travelled to Detroit, Michigan to inform Corps employees about new regulations and procedures for the issuance of two newly available federal permits for take of bald and golden eagles.
February 16, 2010: Iowa Contaminants Biologists Contribute to National Fish Habitat Initiative
February 2, 2010: Spill Readiness in Illinois and Iowa
Contaminants Biologist Mike Coffey from the Rock Island, IL Ecological Services Field Office conducted training at the annual workshop for emergency response personnel of USEPA Region 7.
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January 14, 2010: Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Public Comment Period for the Proposed Rule To Provide Endangered Species Act Protections for the Shovelnose Sturgeon - -
Comment Period Extended Until February 4, 2010
January 06, 2010 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $1 Million for Coastal Wetlands Restoration in Wisconsin
January 06, 2010 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $266,853 for Restoration of Illinois Coastal Wetland