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2011 NEWS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Dec. 21, 2011: Salazar Announces Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Western Great Lakes, Removal from threatened and Endangered Species List

News Release
Western Great Lakes Wolf Delisting

 

gray wolf

 

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November 25, 2011: Pitcher's Thistle and Great Lakes Resources Camp 2011

 

Pitcher's thistle

 

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November 15, 2011: Keeping Service Divers Safe

 

Biologist Andy Roberts in diving gear.

 

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November 1, 2011: Marion, Illinois ES Field Office coordinates on several Environmental Management Program Projects

 

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Oct. 26, 2011: Request for Proposals for White-Nose Syndrome Research (PDF)

Current List of WNS Research Projects (PDF)

 

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October 26, 2011:

Lake Erie Watersnake Recovery Project Declared a Great Lakes Success Story

 

Biologist Megan Seymour at the SOLEC conference.

 

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Oct. 26, 2011: Service Seeks Proposals from States for 2012 Endangered Species Grants

 

News Release
Learn More
Fact sheet
Blog Feature Section 6 Projects

 

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Oct. 25, 2011: Service Releases Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act Protection - one midwestern species added.

 

News Release
Federal Register: Candidate Notice of Review (PDF)
Poweshiek Skipperling Information

 

Poweshiek skipperling


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Oct. 24, 2011: Alternative to Filling a Missouri Natural Area
     

  Missouri cave on proposed disposal site.  Photo by USFWS; Rick Hanson

 

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Oct. 13, 2011: Restoration Challenges Shared at Great Lakes Areas of Concern Program Annual Meeting

 

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Oct. 6, 2011: Five-Year Survey Shows Wetlands Losses are Slowing - - Marking Conservation Gains and Need for Continued Investment in Habitat

 

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Oct. 6, 2011: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finds 11 Aquatic-dependent Species Do Not Warrant Endangered Species Act Protection

 

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Oct. 5, 2011: Illinois and Iowa Water Quality Workshops

 

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Oct. 4, 2011:

Tracking Imperiled Blanding's Turtles at Iowa's Nahant Marsh

 

Biologist holding a Blanding's turtle during a survey.

 

Oct. 4, 2011: Endangered Species Act Protection Not Warranted for Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid

News Release

Federal Register Notice (15-page PDF)

 

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Oct. 4, 2011: Iowa Mussel Blitz 2011!

 

Mussel collected during Iowa mussel survey.

 

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Oct. 4, 2011: Endangered Species Act Protection Not Warranted for Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid

News Release

Federal Register Notice (15-page PDF)

 

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October 04, 2011: Endangered Species Act Protection for Northern Leopard Frog is Not Warranted

 

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Sept. 30, 2011:

Service Agrees that Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands are Not Likely to Adversely Affect Indiana Bats

 

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Sept. 30, 2011: Close Encounters with Living Rocks

 

Biologists snorkeling in river during a mussel survey.

 

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Sept. 30, 2011: Gravid winged mapleleaf mussels collected and sent to Genoa National Fish Hatchery

 

Gravid winged mapleleaf mussel.

 

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Sept. 29, 2011:

Karner Blue Butterfly Genetic Samples Collected as Part of Global Climate Change Research Project

 

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Sept. 29, 2011: Ohio Continues Endangered Species Conservation on Surface Coal Mines

 

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September 22, 2011: Public Comment Period Open: Environmental Assessment for Menominee Dam Fish Passage Project

 

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September 14, 2011: Fish and Wildlife Service Posts Supplementary Materials on Gray Wolf in the Eastern United States

 

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July 26, 2011:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Will Not Propose Endangered Species Act Protection for Midwest Snail
    News Release
   Federal Register Notice of 12-Month Finding for Frigid Ambersnail (4-page PDF)

 

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August 25, 2011: Comment Period Reopens on Revising the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife for the Gray Wolf in the Eastern United States

 

gray wolf

 

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August 25, 2011:

Salazar Announces $53 Million in Grants to Support Habitat Acquisition and Conservation Planning for Endangered Species - Missouri, Wisconsin Among Grant Recipients

 

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Aug. 15, 2011: Salazar Announces Successful Recovery of Lake Erie Watersnake

News Release
Background

 

Lake Erie Watersnake

 

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July 26, 2011:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Will Not Propose Endangered Species Act Protection for Midwest Snail

News Release
Federal Register Notice of 12-Month Finding for Frigid Ambersnail (4-page PDF)

 

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July 25, 2011:

Trustees Continue to Assess Damage and Plan Restoration for Kalamazoo
    News Release
    Background

 

Oiled birds

 

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July 22, 2011: Proposal Would Return Colorful Endangered Beetle to Southwest Missouri

News Release
Background

 

American Burying Beetle

 

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July 18, 2011: Iowa State University to Study Topeka Shiner Habitat Restored by the Rock Island Field Office

 

Surveying for Topeka shiner.

 

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July 15, 2011: Unique Collaboration to Preserve Indiana Bats in Indiana


Indiana bat

 

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July 13, 2011:

Service Announces Multi-state, Multi-species Draft Habitat Conservation Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement

News Release
Background

 

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July 12, 2011:

Service Releases Revised, Draft Wind Guidelines
    News Bulletin
    Q and As (PDF)
    Background and Guidelines

 

Wind Turbines

 

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July 6, 2011: CMFO and CFWCO team up for Connect Kids with Nature Summer

Camp

 

 

Child with dip net at nature summer camp.  Photo by USFWS


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July 6, 2011: Biologists report to National Research Council regarding coordination with Corps of Engineers

 

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July 5, 2011:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Contaminants Biologists Formed Team to Better Assess Environmental Contaminants on National Wildlife Refuges

 

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June 28, 2011: Review Finds Endangered Species Protection May Be Warranted fro Two Bat Species

News Release
Eastern small-footed bat
Northern long-eared bat

 

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June 27, 2011: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat
for the Endangered Tumbling Creek Cavesnail

News Release
Federal Register Final Rule
Information about the cavesnail

 

Tumbling Creek Cavesnail

 

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June 8: Chicago Field Office Contributes to Panel on Sustainable Resources for Community Associations

 

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June 6: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Wisconsin DNR Collaborate On Bald Eagle Contaminants Research Along Lake Michigan Shoreline

 

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June 15, 2011: New Release Sites for “Class of 2011” Whooping Cranes

 

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June 2, 2011:

Golden-winged warbler may warrant Endangered Species Act protection

 

Golden-winged warbler

 

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May 26, 2011: Endangered Species Day Celebration at Hugger Elementary School

 

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May 21, 2011: Endangered Species Day at the Minnesota Zoo

 

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May 20, 2011: Dam Pallids: research on the Osage River

 

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May 25, 2011: Fowler Ridge Wind Facility is preparing an EIS for an HCP and Incidental Take permit.

News Release

Background

 

Indiana bat

 

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May 21, 2011: Conservation Agencies Commit to Long-Term Management of Kirtland’s Warblers

News Release

Memorandum of Understanding (PDF)

 

Kirtland's warbler

 

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May 13, 2011: Sodalis Nature Park marks unique collaboration between airport, Hendricks County, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

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May 12, 2011: Banking on Conservation - Missouri Ecological Services Biologist Receives Prestigious Award from Federal Highway Administration

 

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May 4, 2011: USFWS Announces Proposal to Delist Gray Wolves in the Western Great Lakes and National Wolf Strategy

 

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May 4, 2011: Diving to Save a Declining Species

 

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April 18, 2011:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Wind Energy Association, Wind Developers Sign Agreement to Promote Endangered Species Conservation

 

Two wind turbines in grassy field.

 

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April 6, 2011: Service Expertise Sought on Developing Strategy for Assessing Exposure to Chemicals in Great Lakes

 

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April 1, 2011: Banquet Recognizes Orchid Monitors

 

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March 31. 2011: Bloomington Field Office 2nd QuarterReport - FY2011

 

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March 29, 2011: Columbia Field Office Contributes to Missouri natural Areas Procedures Manual

 

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March 29, 2011: The Ballad of the Hairy-fruited Sedge

 

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March 25, 2011: Fifth Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival: Make a Weekend Out of It!

 

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March 21, 2011:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Awards

 

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March 18, 2011:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Awards - Three Midwesterners Receive Awards

 

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March 14, 2011: Helping Wildlife During Oil and Chemical Spills: Interagency Planning Michigan

 

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March 10: Predictive Model May Be Useful in Climate Change Assessments for Wetland Plans

 

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March 9, 2011: Save the Dunes Conservation Fund Completes the Sebert Forks Riparian Restoration Project with Assistance from the Coastal Program - Great Lakes

 

Purple fringed prairie orchid is an Indiana rare plant.

 

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February 18, 2011: Guidance on Wind Energy Development Published in federal Register Today

News Bulletin

Federal Register Links:
Draft Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance

Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines

Learn More

 

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February 10, 2011: Pilot Eagle Reporting System Developed by Midwest Eagle Team

 

Report roadside eagles in Michigan

 

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February 9, 2011:

Ultralight-led Whooping Crane Found Dead in Alabama: $6,000 Reward Offered for information on the Killing of Whooping Crane 12-04

 

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February 8, 2011: Salazar Announces Additional Steps toward Smarter Development of Renewable Energy on U.S. Public Lands

 

 

Wind turbines

 

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February 01, 2011: Bat tests positive for white-nosed fungus

 

Bat with white-nose syndrome.

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January 19, 2011: Proposed Rule to List the Sheepnose and Spectaclecase Mussels as Endangered

News Release
Sheepnose Information
Spectaclecase Information

 

Four sheepnose mussels.  Photo by USFWS; Kristen Lundh

 

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January 12, 2011: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopens comment period on proposed critical habitat designation for endangered Tumbling Creek Cavensail; invites comment on draft economic analysis

News Release
Background Information

 

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January 10, 2011: Chicago Office and Partners Develop and Implement Climate Action Plans

 

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January 6, 2011: Region 3 Dive Team Makes A Big Splash

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