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2011 News Releases

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December
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12/14/11

Salazar Lauds Proposed Early Restoration Projects Under Deepwater Horizon National Resource Damage Assessment

12/07/11

Critical Reach of Spring Creek Set to Get Water Boost if Drought Hits Hard Again

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November
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11/04/11

New Report Shows U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Program Helps Support 68,000 Jobs in U.S. Economy

 

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October
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10/26/11

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from States for FY 2012 Endangered Species Grants (National News Release)

10/25/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act (National News Release)
10/24/11 Fish and Wildlife Service to Extend Public Comment Period on Proposed Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area
10/24/11 Draft Proposal for Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Expansion Available for Public Comment
10/19/11 Sarah Clardy New Refuge Manager of Three Alabama Refuges
10/17/11 Larry Williams Joins U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Vero Beach Office
10/11/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Status and Critical Habitat for Coquí Llanero
10/11/11 The Service Seeks Comment on the Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Five Endangered Southeastern Fishes
10/07/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists the Altamaha Spinymussel as an Endangered Species
10/06/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds 11 Aquatic-dependent Species Do Not Warrant Endangered Species Act Protection
10/06/11

Five-Year Survey Shows Wetlands Losses are Slowing, Marking Conservation Gains and Need for Continued Investment in Habitat (National News Release)

10/05/11

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists the Ozark Hellbender as Endangered and Moves to Include Hellbenders in Appendix III of CITES (National News Release)

10/04/11

Endangered Species Act Protection Not Warranted for Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid

10/03/11 Service Proposes Listing of Eight Mussels and Designation of Critical Habitat
10/03/11 New Manager at Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges

 

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September
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09/30/11 Service Supports "Double Up for the Ducks"
Ducks Unlimited Campaign for Wetlands and Waterfowl Habitat Conservation
09/27/11 Second public hearing this Saturday on proposed Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area
09/26/11 The Service Seeks Comment on the Revised Proposed Critical Habitat Designation and Associated Draft Economic Analysis for the Mississippi Gopher Frog
09/26/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds 374 Aquatic-dependent Species May Warrant Endangered Species Act Protection
09/20/11 First public hearing this Saturday on proposed Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area
09/19/11 Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery Celebrates a Century of Conservation
09/07/11 AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar Unveils Proposed Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area

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August
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08/26/11 Reward Offered in Bald Eagle Shooting
08/24/11 Salazar Announces $53 Million in Grants to Support Habitat Acquisition and Conservation Planning for Endangered Species
08/24/11 Newnan Man Sentenced for Killing Florida Panther in Georgia
08/09/11 Fish and Wildlife Service Emergency Lists Miami Blue Butterfly as Endangered
08/09/11 Final Recovery Plan for Endangered Pyne's Ground-Plum Available
08/09/11 Endangered Status for Five Southeastern Fish Species
08/04/11 Conservation Success: Tennessee Purple Coneflower Delisted

 

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July
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07/29/11 U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comments on Environmental Assessment - Restoring Wildlife Habitat on Desecheo Island
07/18/11 Manager of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky Wins 2011 Federal Land Manager of the Year Award
07/14/11 Florida’s Wildlife Division Chief to Lead Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative
07/12/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Multi-state, Multi-species Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
07/12/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Initiates Status Review of Bay Skipper Butterfly

 

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June
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06/30/11 Two Public Scoping Meetings for Upper Ouachita and Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuges Expansion
06/27/11 Listing Ozark chinquapin under Endangered Species Act ‘not warranted’
06/21/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Broadened Florida Manatee Protections in Kings Bay
06/15/11 Pelicans Rescued from Gulf Spill Nesting in Georgia
06/07/11 Emily Jo Williams Returns to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region as Migratory Bird Chief
06/06/11 Striped Newt a Candidate for Listing under the Endangered Species Act
06/02/11 Tulotoma Snail on the Road to Recovery

 

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May
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05/19/11 Reward for Information Involving Bald Eagle Killing in Haywood County
05/13/11 Wild Whooping Crane Chicks Hatch at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Central Wisconsin
05/12/11 Fish and Wildlife Service Invites Comments on Economic Analysis and Proposed Critical Habitat for the Altamaha spinymussel
05/08/11 Pains Bay Fire on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
05/04/11 Service’s Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge expansion proposal tabled to make way for long-term planning effort

 

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April
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04/26/11 Listing smooth-billed ani under Endangered Species Act ‘not warranted’
04/14/11 Data Collection Project in Choctawhatchee Bay Results in Accidental Dolphin Deaths
04/13/11 White-nose syndrome confirmed in Kentucky
04/05/11 2011 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners Chosen Today!

 

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March
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03/31/11 $2,500 Reward for Information Involving Bald Eagle Shooting in Warren County
03/31/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Initiates Status Review of the Spring Pygmy Sunfish
03/28/11 Okaloosa Darter On the Road to Recovery
03/23/11 Draft Recovery Plan for Gentian Pinkroot Available for Review
03/21/11 Berry Cave Salamander Placed on Federal Candidate Species List
03/18/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Awards: Southeast Awardees From NC, TN
03/17/11 Litzenberger named Refuge Manager of the Year
03/17/11 Friends of Chassahowitzka Wins National Award
03/14/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Break Ground on “Green” Aquatic Conservation and Education Center
03/11/11 Metro Atlanta Piano Company and CEO Sentenced for Smuggling Illegal Elephant Ivory into the United States
03/10/11 Florida Partners Win National Coastal Award
03/08/11 Second Eagle Found Shot in Tennessee – $17,000 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Killings – ($8,500 per eagle/responsible subject)
03/02/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Partners Work to Protect Rare Rush Darter

 

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February
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02/28/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for the Golden Sedge
02/24/11 $2,500 Reward for Information Involving Bald Eagle Shooting
02/22/11 Whooping Cranes Return Celebrated at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area
02/18/11 Second Whooping Crane Found Dead at Weiss Lake, Alabama
02/17/11 Public Scoping Comment Deadline Extended to March 31, 2011 for the Proposed Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area
02/14/11 Generous Donation by Cummer Family Adds 14 Acres to Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
02/09/11 Ultralight-led Whooping Crane Found Dead in Alabama
$6,000 Reward Offered for Information on the Killing of Whooping Crane 12-04
02/09/11 Interior Clears the Way for Return of Whooping Cranes to Louisiana Reintroduction of Cranes Expected Later this Month
02/09/11 Malady deadly to bats found in North Carolina
02/07/11 Interior Clears the Way for Return of Whooping Cranes to Louisiana
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02/07/11 Two More Public Scoping Meetings for Proposed Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area
02/02/11 JOINT U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE AND FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION NEWS RELEASE: Habitual Manatee Zone Violator Sentenced for Killing a Manatee in Brevard County, Florida

 

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January

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01/27/11 Reward Fund Now at $20,800: Georgia DNR Board Passes Resolution in Support of Investigating Whooping Crane Killing
01/26/11 Habitat Restoration by Partners Aids Gulf Striped Bass
01/26/11 Lake Ophelia and Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuges Go for Green, Gold
01/19/11 New National Wildlife Refuge Proposed in Florida: Public Scoping Meetings Announced to Discuss the Proposed Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area
01/19/11 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Freshwater Mussels
01/12/11 Endangered Whooping Cranes were Killed by Gunshot Near Albany, Georgia -- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Offers $12,500 Reward for Information on Shooting
01/07/11 Salazar Announces Initiative to Conserve Working Lands and Wildlife Habitat in the Everglades Headwaters
01/05/11 Wildlife Agencies Investigating the Deaths of Three Whooping Cranes in South Georgia
01/04/11 Recovery Plan for the St. Andrew Beach Mouse Available
 

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