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2015 News Releases

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7/2/15 Service Releases 60th Annual Report on Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Trends


6/30/15 NFWF Announces $4.6 Million in Funding for Restoration of Longleaf Pine Forest and Ecosystem Across the Southeast
Longleaf Stewardship Fund Will Support 22 Projects across Nine States
6/30/15 Service Halts Red Wolf Reintroductions Pending Examination of Recovery Program
Will manage animals already in the wild under existing rules for non-essential, experimental population
6/30/15 Federal Wildlife Officials Respond to a Petition to List Dozens of Species under the Endangered Species Act
More information on petition findings
6/26/15 $12,500 Reward for Information Involving Bald Eagle Shooting
6/25/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Authorizes a Private Landowner to Kill a Red Wolf
6/17/15 Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Habitat Council partner to save Monarchs
6/16/15 Extinct eastern cougar subspecies proposed for removal from endangered species list
Cougars in the East are Florida panthers, released captives or dispersing from the West
6/16/15 Dan River Natural Resource Trustees Seek Public Input on Draft Damage Assessment Plan for Dan River Coal Ash Spill
6/15/15 Fish and Wildlife Service Partners with Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail to Save the Monarch Butterfly
6/12/15 Service announces public hearings on proposal to delist Louisiana black bear
6/5/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region Formally Ends the Evaluation Process for the Possible Use of Genetically Modified Crops on National Wildlife Refuges
6/5/15 Wild Traffic Hazard-Visit a National Wildlife Refuge
6/2/15 Largest gopher tortoise release in Georgia scheduled for June 5 near Waynesboro
SREL Collaboration Gives Gopher Tortoise Population Big Boost
6/2/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Provides $5.7 Million in Grants to Help Conserve Monarch Butterflies and Other At-Risk Species in 11 States
Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina benefit from two grants in the Southeast


5/28/15 $11,000 Reward Offered for Information in Death of Bald Eagles in Plaquemine, Louisiana
5/20/15 Secretary Jewell, Governor Jindal Announce Proposal to Remove Louisiana Black Bear from Endangered Species List
Successful partnership among states, federal agencies, landowners and universities has recovered iconic species that inspired the ‘Teddy Bear’
5/19/15 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Join Forces to Engage Urban Youth in Outdoor Education and Recreation at Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
5/13/15 Service Awards More Than $16 Million to Support Clean Waters and Recreational Boating Through Clean Vessel Act Grants; Southeast Region Gets Nearly $3.7 Million
5/12/15 Remembering the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
5/11/15 TVA, Partners To Fund Trout Stocking For Tennessee, Georgia Tailwaters
5/6/15 Partners Across the United States to Celebrate 10th Annual Endangered Species Day
5/5/15 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office’s Wildlife and Habitat Risk Map for Land-Based Wind Energy


4/29/15 Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Two Freshwater Mussels in 12 States
4/27/15 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement Funds Migrate North
4/22/15 A Vital Partnership Takes Root, And Urban Kids Will Benefit
4/22/15 New National Wildlife Refuge Established to Protect Some of Appalachia’s Rarest Places
4/21/15 DOI, EPA, NOAA announce Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative to prepare natural resources for climate change
4/20/15 Five Things You Need to Know: 5th Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
4/9/15 2015 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners Chosen
4/6/15 Endangered Species Act Protections Proposed for Two Appalachian Crayfishes in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia
4/1/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Protects Northern Long-eared Bat as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act
Also Issues Interim Special Rule that Tailors Protections to Eliminate Unnecessary Restrictions and Provide Regulatory Flexibility for Landowners
4/1/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Florida Wildlife Commission Investigates Migratory Bird Treaty Act Violation posted on Facebook


3/31/15 $7,500 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Shooting
3/27/15 Tribes in 13 States Receive $4.2 Million From Service for Conservation Work
3/20/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comments on Amended NiSource Habitat Conservation Plan
NiSource Proposes to Add Northern Long-eared Bat to Incidental Take Permit
3/12/15 Secretary Jewell, American Express Announce Major Commitment to Increase Volunteerism on America’s Public Lands
3/10/15 Service Proposes to Designate Critical Habitat and Announces Re-opening of Comment Period on Proposed Listing of Black Pinesnake
3/6/15 Service Lists Four Nonnative, Large Constrictor Snakes as Injurious Wildlife
3/4/15 States to Receive More Than $45 Million to Support Wildlife, Habitats and Imperiled Species
3/4/15 States to Receive More Than $45 Million to Support Wildlife, Habitats and Imperiled Species
3/4/15 Norfork National Fish Hatchery begins project to replace raceway drain lines


2/26/15 A Palm Beach County Man Sentenced for Unlawfully Transporting Endangered Sea Turtles
2/26/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Enact Additional Manatee Protection Measures at Three Sisters Springs
2/19/15 2015 Student Wildlife Art Contest Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Program Entries Due Postmarked by March 16th
2/18/15 SeaWorld San Antonio Transports Rehabilitated Manatee via U.S. Coast Guard Plane to Sister Park in Orlando, FL
2/13/15 A Palm Beach County Man Sentenced for Unlawfully Transporting Endangered Sea Turtles
2/12/15 More Than $14 Million in Grants Will Support Recreational Boating Infrastructure projects provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, create jobs
2/9/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Teams with Conservation Partners to Launch Campaign to Save Beleaguered Monarch Butterfly, Engage Millions of Americans
2/5/15 $7,500 Reward Offered for Information on the Killing of Bald Eagle in Arkansas
2/4/15 NOAA, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, North Carolina to restore natural resources affected by wood treatment plant


1/21/15 Service Invites Kids Across the Nation to Participate in this Year’s Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest
Contest encourages children in grades K through 12 to learn about the plight of endangered wildlife around the globe and the importance of conservation
1/27/15 $10,000 Reward for Information Involving Bald Eagle Shooting - Wounded Eagle Recovering
1/21/15 Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Critical Habitat for Two South Florida Cacti
1/16/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Special Rule to Focus Protections for Northern Long-Eared Bat
Rule Would Apply if Species is Listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act
1/14/15 Draft Recovery Plan for Endangered Laurel dace Available for Review
1/7/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces over $21 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands


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Last updated: July 6, 2015