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1998 SOUTHEAST REGION
NEWS RELEASES


The media is invited to direct questions to:

Tom MacKenzie
Chief, Media Relations,
External Affairs
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services
Southeast Region
1875 Century Blvd. ste 410
Atlanta, GA 30345
404-679-7287
tom_mackenzie@fws.gov


December 18, 1998
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lists St. Andrew Beach Mouse as Endangered

December 8, 1998
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service finds Petition to Delist the Squirrel Chimney Cave Shrimp Unwarranted

December 8, 1998
Florida Black Bear Removed from Endangered Species Candidate List

November 24, 1998
Floridians Invited to Open Forum on Panther Refuge Use Plan

November 17, 1998
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Determines Two Virgin Island Plants May Warrant Listing Under Endangered Species Act

November 13, 1998
Department of Justice (DOJ) Announces Indictments in Sea Smuggling Scam

November 9, 1998
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Waives Review of Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Authorizations

October 16, 1998
Manatee Sanctuary Established at Florida's Three Sisters Spring

October 14, 1998
Georgia-Pacific Unit, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Renew Landmark Agreement to Protect Endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker

October 9, 1998
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Present Conservation Award to Champion International

October 8, 1998
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service end effort to establish endangered red wolves in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Photos Available to Download

September 30, 1998
Chinese Fishery Experts Meet with Southest Region Counterparts

September 9, 1998
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Determines Listing of Florida's Big Cypress Fox Squirrel May be Warranted

August 25, 1998
The Peregrine Falcon Is Back! Babbitt Announces Proposal To Remove World's Fastest Bird From Endangered Species List

Photos of Peregrine Falcons

August 19, 1998
Rare Fish, Once Thought to be Extinct, Now Staging a Comeback

August 14, 1998
Fish and Wildlife Service to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Swayze Lake National Wildlife Refuge

August 10, 1998
Habitat Protection Project Proposed for Threatened Louisiana Black Bears.

August 5, 1998
Student Trainee Returns After 24 Years to Manage Florda's A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

August 5, 1998
Mississippi Father and Son Awarded 1998 National Wetlands Conservation Award.

July 29, 1998
Public Input Sought on Technical/Agency Draft Multi-Species Recovery Plan for South Florida.

July 24, 1998
Japanese-Owned Tennessee Shell Company Pays $1 Million in Restitution for Illegally Buying and Transporting Overseas Thousands of Pounds of Freshwater Mussels, One of the United States' Most Valuable and Least Understood Resources.

July 17, 1998
Duck Hunters Bag Fines and No-Hunting Sentences

July 15, 1998
Swayze Lake National Wildlife Refuge:  New Refuge Proposed in South-Central Louisiana

July 15, 1998
Fish and Wildlife Service Moves to Expand Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

July 7, 1998
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Development of Flyway-Based Harvest Management Strategy for Wood Ducks

July 8, 1998
Revised Multi-species recovery plan for the Mobile River Basin available for public review

July 8, 1998
Revised Multi-species Recovery Plan for the Mobile River Basin Available for Public Review

July 7, 1998
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Development of Flyway-based Harvest Management Strategy for Wood Ducks

June 17, 1998
Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service Say Listing of Spruce Creek Snail is Unwarranted

June 15, 1998
Low-altitude Flights Over Caribbean National Forest Critically Endangers Rare Puerto Rican Parrot

June 5, 1998
Miami Federal Court Orders Installation of Culverts to Protect Tiny Sparrow from Extinction

May 28, 1998
Stone Mountain Fairy Shrimp Not Warranted for Listing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Concludes

May 22, 1998
Ten Young Southeast Artists Compete in National Junior Duck Stamp Finals

May 22, 1998
Louisiana Power Company Retrofits Power Lines to Protect Bald Eagles

May 20, 1998
Ralph Costa Named 1998 Recipient of Chuck Yeager Award for Natural Resource Conservation

May 14, 1998
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to go Wading in Search of Endangered Mussels
MEDIA ADVISORY

May 14, 1998
DuPont's Okefenokee Mining Proposal Meets Continued Opposition

May 14, 1998
The United States Joins National Audubon Society to Take Legal Action to Protect Tiny Sparrow from Extinction

May 12, 1998
Dedication Planned for Newest National Wildlife Refuge

May 5, 1998
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Acquire Additional Lands for Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

May 5, 1998
Federal Agencies Unveil New Web Page to Help Visitors Discover Recreational Opportunities on America's Public Land

April 20, 1998
Statement Regarding Guilty Plea of Fish and Wildlife Service Employee

April 17, 1998
Fish and Wildlife Service Moves to Acquire Additional Lands for Cache River National Wildlife Refuge

April 6, 1998
Illegal Waterfowl Hunting Nets Arkansas Man $6,500 Fine and Probation

March 31, 1998
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Public Hearings on Proposal to List Flatwoods Salamander as Threatened

March 25, 1998
Secretary Babbitt Signs Statewide Agreement to Protect Endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker

March 16, 1998
Seven Southeast Freshwater Mussels Added to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

March 13, 1998
Public Input Sought to Assist in Recovery of South Florida's Threatened and Endangered Species

March 4, 1998
Service Allows Aquacultrualists to Take Cormorants Preying on Commercial Fish Stock

February 27, 1998
Critical Habitat for Gulf Sturgeon Not Necessary, Would Not Upgrade Protection of Species

February 26, 1998
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees to DuPont request to renew Hydrologic studies on Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

February 26, 1998
Six Southeast River Restoration Projects Awarded $330,000

January 30, 1998
Florida Panther Recovery Plan to be Revised-- Public Input Sought

January 28, 1998
Spruce-Fir Moss Spider Technical/Agency Draft Recovery Plan Available for Review

January 16, 1998
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Names Project Leader for Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

January 16, 1998
Sentence of Convicted Taxidermist has Strings Attached

January 7, 1998
Steve Thompson Named Service's Southeast Assistant Regional Director for Refuges and Wildlife

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