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1997 SOUTHEAST REGION
NEWS RELEASES


The media is invited to direct questions to:

Diana Hawkins
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services
Southeast Region
1875 Century Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30345
Diana_Hawkins@fws.gov


December 31, 1997
Linda Kelsey Named Service's Southeast Assistant Regional Director for Ecological Services

December 29, 1997
North Carolinian to Head Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

December 19, 1997
New National Wildlife Refuge Established in South Carolina's Lowcountry

December 16, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Rare Caribbean Plant as Endangered

December 16, 1997
Flatwoods Salamander Would be Threatened Species Under Proposal by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

December 10, 1997
Manager Appointed for New Clark's River Refuge

December 9, 1997
Petition to Remove Red Wolf From Federal Endangered Species List Found Unwarranted

December 3, 1997
New Project Leader Appointed to Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Complex

November 26, 1997
Manatee Sanctuary Proposed for Three Sisters Spring

November 25, 1997
Americans Spending More Dollars and Days Off to Enjoy Wildlife, Final U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Survey Report Shows

November 25, 1997
U.S. Senate Ratifies Amendments to Migratory Bird Treaties with Canada and Mexico

November 19, 1997
New Project Leader Appointed to Head Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex

November 17, 1997
New Tennessee Endangered Guide Available

November 12, 1997
Zebra Mussels Threat to Western Waters? --Kansas Conference Will Assess Risk

November 10, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forges Agreement to Promote Nature Photography; Presents Awards to National Wildlife Refuge System Supporters

November 7, 1997
Steiner Takes Top Honors 1997 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition

November 5, 1997
Make Way for (Live) Ducks at the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest

November 5, 1997
Adams Named Service's Law Enforcement Chief

November 5, 1997
Bog Turtles Protected by Endangered Species Act

October 31, 1997
Citrus Grower Pleads Guilty, Sentenced in Florida Scrub Jay Case

October 29, 1997
Community Coalitions Care for National Wildlife Refuge System

October 29, 1997
More Information Needed to Determine if Atlantic Sturgeon Eligible for Endangered Species Act Protection

October 17, 1997
Six Freshwater Snails are Proposed

October 17, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to List the St. Andrew Beach Mouse as Endangered

October 8, 1997
Public Comment Invited on Plan to Restore Threatened Puerto Rican Plant

October 8, 1997
Sam D. Hamilton Named Service's Southeast Regional Director

September 30, 1997
Cossatot National Wildlife Refuge Gets New Name

September 29, 1997
Celebrate Wildlife During National Wildlife Refuge Week

September 15, 1997
Wildlife Biologist Brian T. Kelly Appointed Lead Biologist and Coordintor of Red Wolf Field Projects

September 12, 1997
Wetlands Loss Slows, Fish and Wildlife Service Study Shows

September 5, 1997
Service's Manatee Task Force Nets Protection Zone Violators

August29, 1997
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Approves Geotechnical Testing on Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

August 6, 1997
Consumer Alert! Ivory Imports into U.S. Still Banned

August 6, 1997
Jamie Clark Confirmed Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

July 21, 1997
Service to Patrol Brevard County Manatee Protection Zones

July 8, 1997
Habitat Restoration Funds Earmarked for Projects in Arkansas, Florida, and Georgia

July 8, 1997
Fish and Wildlife Service Moves to Establish Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge

July 7, 1997
Marvin Moriarty Named U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Southeast regional Director

July 1, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Approval of New National Wildlife Refuge in Western Kentucky

June 25, 1997
Senator Announces Establishment of New National Wildlife Refuge in Coastal South

June 17, 1997
H. Dale Hall Named Southeast Deputy Regional Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

June 13, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Expand Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

June 13, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Expand Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

June 12, 1997
National Wildlife Refuges in 4 Southeastern States to Receive Approximately $250,000 to Fund Needed Improvements

June 11, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates the Frog Guajn as Threatened

June 10, 1997
Okaloosa Darter Draft Revised Recovery Plan Available for Review

May 14, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Employees Receive Awards for Helping to Cut Government Waste and Red Tape

May 14, 1997
Larry E. Mallard Named Refuge Manager at Arkansas' White River National Wildlife

May 12, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Names New North Carolina State Supervisor

May 1, 1997
American Sportfishing Association Names Clough 1997 "Woman of the Year"

April 17, 1997
Media Advisory -- Earth Day 1997

April 17, 1997
"Never a Silent Spring" to be Aired in Conjunction with 1997 International Migratory Bird Day

April 4, 1997
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Names New Florida State Supervisor

April 4, 1997
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Project Benefits Georgia Residents, Visitors, and Recreational Fishing in the Region

March 26, 1997
Braun's Rockcress Draft Recovery Plan Available for Review

March 19, 1997
Florida Nabs National Awards for Top Wildlife Refuge Manager and Top Refuge Volunteer

March 13, 1997
New National Wildlife Refuge proposed for Black Bayou Lake

March 13, 1997
Florida County Receives $500,000 to Protect Nesting Habitat for Endangered Sea Turtles

March 10, 1997
Public Scoping Meetings Scheduled for Florida panther and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuges

March 4, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Withdraws the Listing of Ortegon (Coccoloba Rugosa) as Threatened

February 28, 1997
William C. (Chuck) Hunter Receives 1996 Partners in Flight Leadership Award

February 27, 1997
Captive-reared Florida Panthers Released to the Wild

February 25, 1997
Public Can Request to Receive Via E:mail U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service News Releases and Endangered Species Information

February 7, 1997
Floridian Convicted for Smuggling Peruvian Boa Constrictors

February 6, 1997
Administration's Proposed Budget Would Increase Funding for Broad Range of Conservation programs

February 6, 1997
Manatees Rebound Following 1996 Die-off

February 6, 1997
Dealer Pleads Guilty to Illegal Sale of Eagle and Other Migratory Bird Parts

February 5, 1997
Plans for Improved Water Quality and Safer Wildlife Habitat Counted Among the Southeast's 1996 Conservation Successes

February 4, 1997
Public Hearing Scheduled on Expanding Red Wolf Program to Northwest Florida's Little St. George Island

January 24, 1997
Public Meeting Scheduled for Proposed Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

January 21, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Names New Field Supervisor

January 14, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates West Indian Walnut as Endangered

January 10, 1997
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Adds Rare Puerto Rican Shrub to Endangered Species List

January 10, 1997
Five Freshwater Mussels in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia are Added to the Federal List of Endangered Species

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