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2004 PRESS RELEASES

 
The media is invited to contact:
Tom MacKenzie
Chief, Media Relations
Phone: 404-679-7291
E:mail: tom_mackenzie@fws.gov

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December
30 Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge to Rebuild Historic Pier
20 Red Wolf at Large in Southern Tier of New York
20 Natural Light Partners with the Conservation Fund and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Preserve South Carolina's Outdoor Heritage, Wildlife Habitat, and Recreation Area
17 Captive-reared Mississippi Sandhill Cranes Killed by Predator in Gautier, Mississippi
16 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces New Southeast Assistant Regional Director for External Affairs
10 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Publishes Regulations Governing Revocation of Incidental Take Permits
8 Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges Welcome New Prescribed Fire Specialist
6 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Three New Ports for Wildlife
6 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Provides Emergency Protection for Manatees in Five Areas of Lee County, Florida
6 "Class of 2004" Whooping Cranes Arrive in Florida and are Poised to Arrive at Chassahowitzka NWR This Week
6 Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Plan Available for Review and Comment
3 U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Calls for Cooridated Efforts to Avoid Adverse Impacts on Reefs; Launches Local Strategy Implementation
1 Interior Department on Front Lines of Coral Reef Conservation
1 Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge to Open December 20th
November
23 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Selects New Native American Liaison for Southeast Region
22 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a Partner in Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership Established to Protect Fish and Their Habitats
22 Just Ahead of the Ultralight-led Cranes, Wild Whooping Crane Completes Fall Migration
22 U.S. Coral Reef Task Force to Meet December 2-3 in Miami, Florida
Media Advisory
18 Whooping Cranes Arrive in South Carolina After a 150-Year Absence
12 Beach Access Open at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge In Gulf Shores, Alabama
2 New Refuge Manager at Alabama's Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Begins Job With a Daunting Task -- Cleaning Up After Hurricane Ivan
October
27 Partnerships in Georgia and North Carolina Will Receive Coastal Wetland Grants to Protect Wildlife and Habitat
27 Final Conservation Plan Released to Manage Louisiana's Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge
21 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Reintroducting Two Fishes
13 Connaughton, Williams, Allbright to Join Gov. Bush to Make Major Announcement on Everglades Restoration
MEDIA ADVISORY
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8 Grand Reopening of the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
MEDIA ADVISORY
7 National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 10-16, Celebrates Important Role of Conservation
1 Hurricane Jeanne Damages U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges and Facilities in Florida and Georgia
1 Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Temporarily Closes After Hurricane Jeanne
September
28 Louisiana Partners Use Innovative Conservation Tool To Save Threatened Habitat in Lower Mississippi River Valley
27 Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Catesbaea Melanocarpa Available for Review
News Release in Español
24 Entergy Corporation and the Trust for Public Land to Announce Addition of Reforested Lands to the National Wildlife Refuge System
MEDIA ADVISORY
24 U.S. Fish and Widlife Service Announces Availability of the Recovery Plan for the Guajón
News Release in Español
24 Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Public due to Hurricane Ivan
23 Secretary Norton Announces More Than $70 Million in Grants to Support Land Acquisition and Conservation Planning for Endangered Species
22 Opening of Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge Delayed
22 Secretary Norton to Announce Grants to States For Endangered Species Conservation
MEDIA ADVISORY
20 Hurricane Ivan Wreaks Havoc on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges and Facilities in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida
20 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Selects New Refuge Manager for Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas
17 Free Entry to national Wildlife Refuges on National Wildlife Refuges on National Public Lands Day
15 The Green River May Hold the Key to the Survival of the Endangered Ring Pink and Other Rare Mussels
10 Welaka National Fish Hatchery Provides Refuge for Both People and Wildlife in the Path of Hurricane Frances
9 Does the Green River Hold the Key to the Survival of Endangered Ring Pink or Other Rare Mussels?
MEDIA ADVISORY
9 Coral Reef Task Force and South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting Rescheduled
8 Invasives Awareness Program Hits a Benchmark as 120th Partner Joins in the Effort
8 Hurricane Frances Damages U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges and Facilities in Florida and Georgia
8 Norton Announces Funding for Wetlands Projects, Additions to National Wildlife Refuges
2 U.S. Coral Reef Task Force to Meet September 14-15 in Miami, FL
MEDIA ADVISORY
August
31 Critical Habitat Designated for Five Freshwater Mussels
30 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Establishes New Hunting and Fishing Programs on Units of the National Wildlife Refuge System; Agency To Expand Hunting and Fishing Opportunities On Other Units
27 Clean Vessel Act Pumpout Grant Program Awards Announced
26 Private Landowners in the Southeast Receive $1.3 Million for Endangered Species and Southeastern Native American Tribes Receive $650,000 for Wildlife Resources on Tribal Lands
25 Assistant Secretary of Interior Announces Grants in Florida & Georgia
MEDIA ADVISORY
23 Alligator Takes Deer to Lunch in South Georgia
19 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Continues Recovery Operations in Florida and South Carolina
18

"Scaling Up": Learn About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Aquatic Conservation Efforts And Bass Pro Shops To Be Honored
MEDIA ADVISORY

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Selects New Project Manager for Sabine National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana

14 J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge at Sanibel Island, Florida, Closed Due to Flooding and Damage from Hurricane Charley
12

Residents of Louisiana's St. Tammany Parish Fire District #3 Enjoy Insurance Premium Savings in Part from Healthy Forest Initiative Partnership

10

Three New Shot Types Approved for Waterfowl Hunters

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Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Prevention Efforts at Big Branch Marsh NWR Lower Insurance Rates for Local Residents & Businesses
Media Advisory

July
30 Waterfowl Hunting Season This Fall Similar to Last Year
29 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries Issue Regulations to Improve Endangered Species Consultation Process for Pest Control Products
23 Prescribed Fire Stops Spread of Wildfire on A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in South Florida
23 Wildlife Poisoning Investigation Underway in Madison County, Kentucky
22 The Bush Administration Plans to Add 10 New Hunting and Fishing Programs on National Wildlife Refuges and Wetland Management Districts
20 CEQ Chairman & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Announce Expanded Hunting at National Wildlife Refuges
Media Advisory
19 Ducks Migrating North Found Poor Breeding Conditions
15 Jim Gale New Head of Law Enforcement for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Southeast Region
15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Honors 2003 Regional Director's Conservation Award Winners
12 Pete Benjamin New U.S. Fish and Wildlife Field Supervisor in Raleigh, North Carolina
7 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Withdraws Federal Designation of Two Manatee Refuges
1 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Awards Partners in Louisiana and Maine with National Wetlands Conservation Award
1 Critical Habitat Designated for 11 Freshwater Mussels
June
30 Williams Names King as New Assistant Director for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration
29 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Proposed Special Rule on Beluga Imports
25 National and State Organizations Celebrate the 100-Year Anniversary of Breton National Wildlife Refuge
23 Tighter Enforcement Planned for Regulations on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rodanthe, NC
14 Event to Commemorate President Theodore Roosevelt's Historic Journey to Breton National Wildlife Refuge
Media Advisory
10 Service Suspends Issuance of Incidental Take Permits in Accordance with Ccourt Order "No Surprises" Assurances
9 Secretary Norton Announces Grants in 16 States, 21 Latin American and Caribbean Countries to Conserve Migratory Birds
9 Three Florida Salt Marsh Voles - an Extremely Rare Subspecies - Discovered on Florida's Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
7 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Selects New Manager for Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina
3 Critical Habitat Designated for Braun's Rock-Cress
2 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Publishes Recovery Plan for Endangered Mussel
1 New Refuge Manager Selected for Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex
May
28 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Rule to Allow Defense Department to Take Migratory Birds
27 Whooping Crane Reintroduction Project Meets with Success--and Surprises--but These Endangered Birds Still Face Many Dangers
26 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals for National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants
26 Secretary Norton, International Paper Sign Landmark Environmental Agreement to Protect and Manage Aquatic Resources
24 Two Captive-Born Red Wolf Pups Adopted By Wild Packs -- 2002 Foster Pup Produces Wild Litter
24 Interior Secretary Norton Announces $1.3 Million in Grants to Support 14 Cooperative Conservation Projects in Kentucky
24 Interior Secretary Norton Announces $1.3 Million in Grants to Support 14 Cooperative Conservation Projects in Louisiana
24 Interior Secretary Norton Announces $1.3 Million in Grants to Support 14 Cooperative Conservation Projects in Alabama
24 Interior Secretary Norton Announces $1.3 Million in Grants to Support 14 Cooperative Conservation Projects in Florida
24 Enjoy National Fishing and Boating Week -- June 5 to 13, 2004
21 Company President Pleads Guildy to Caviar Smuggling Conspiracy
21 Interior Secretary Norton to Announce $21 Million in Grants to Fund Conservation Projects in 43 States
Media Advisory
21 Company Admits to Poisoning Eagle
20 Secretary Gale Norton & International Paper Sign Landmark Environmental Agreement to Protect and Manage Aquatic Resources
Media Advisory
20 U.S. Investigation Fuels Wildlife Trafficking Arrests in Brazil
18 Global Protections for Seahorses to Take Effect This Month; New Permit Requirements Introduced for International Trade
18 Flight to Freedom! Five Captive Puerto Rican Parrots are Released into the Caribbean National Forest (El Yunque)

¡Vuelo Hacia la Libertad! Cinco Cotorras Puertorriqueñas Liberadas en el Bosque Nacional del Caribe (El Yunque)
12

Puerto Rican Parrot Release Postponed Due to Weather Conditions

8

International Migratory Bird Day
Opinion - Editorial by Sam D. Hamilton

4 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Publishes Updated List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act Listing
3 Flight to Freedom: Five Captive Puerto Rican Parrots to be Released into the Caribbean National Forest -- El Yunque
MEDIA ADVISORY

Vuelo hacia la libertad: cinco cotorras puertorriqueñas serán liberadas en el Bosque Nacional del Caribe, El Yunque
2

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy Dedicate Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

April
29

Strong and Free: Big Bertha Flies Again

29

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Selects New Manager for Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge

28

Assistant Secretary Manson Announces Revised Regulations for Endangered Species Conservation Agreements on Private Lands

24

Episcopal Youth Group Cleans Local Refuge Beaches

23

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge Dedication Ceremony
Media Advisory

21 Technical Agency Draft Recovery Plan for the Guajón Available for Review
21 East Tennessee Man Charged With Killing Protected Birds
20 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Selects Project Manager for a New National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Southwest Louisiana
19 New Refuge Manager Selected for Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi
7 Community Plants Final Trees of The Millennium Forest on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
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