FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2001
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled today its new website designed to serve as the focal point for all the USFWS resources within the State of Alabama.
"This new website will provide the public with easy access to information about all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices and activities in Alabama," said Ricky Ingram, USFWS Refuge Supervisor for the State of Alabama.
Designed to provide access to USFWS information, the site will serve as an Alabama-oriented portal with links to various state and Federal wildlife, fishery, and conservation agencies. Visitors can also locate information about upcoming events.
"We are especially excited to let people know about our future events and the website will give them a central point of access to locate this information," Ingram said.
An example is the historic National Wildlife Refuge Centennial in 2003.
"One of our preliminary focus events to celebrate the Centennial will be held next month, Dec. 1-2, at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Ala.," Ingram said. "Everyone can log on to the site and download information about this exciting event that is free to the public."
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 94-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System which encompasses more than 535 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 78 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.
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