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2013 News Releases

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December

12/31/13 Endangered Whooping Cranes Make it to Florida Following Ultralights Good Chance for St. Marks Flyover on New Year’s Day
12/30/13 Endangered Whooping Cranes Now in Georgia on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida
12/23/13 National Wildlife Refuges Announce Fee-Free Days for 2014
12/20/13 Refuge Therapy
12/19/13 FWC, partners offer reward for information about suspicious panther death
12/17/13 Wildlife Officers Seek Information on Tundra Swan Killings -$1,000 reward offered-
12/13/13 Christmas Bird Counts on National Wildlife Refuges in the Southeast
12/12/13 Endangered Whooping Cranes Now in Alabama on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida - some with a little help -
12/6/13 Secretary Jewell Praises Major Milestone in Gulf Coast Recovery and Restoration During Visit to Louisiana


November

11/26/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Comment Period on Proposal to List the Northern Long-eared Bat as Endangered
11/21/13 Federal Officials Request Assistance in Sixth Gunshot Red Wolf
11/21/13 Alcoa Moves to Protect Rare Plant Found Only Along Yadkin River
11/20/13 Endangered Whooping Cranes Now in Tennessee on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida
11/20/13 Secretary Jewell Highlights Collaborative, Landscape Level Work to Conserve Longleaf Pine Habitat in Southeastern U.S.
11/20/13 Federal Officials Request Assistance Regarding Latest Red Wolf Killing
11/19/13 Landmark Study Reveals Low National Rate of Frog Abnormalities on Wildlife Refuges
11/15/13 Endangered Whooping Cranes Enter Kentucky on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida
11/15/13 Federal Officials Request Assistance Regarding Two More Red Wolves Missing or Dead
11/15/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces No Fish Hatchery Closures This Year, Issues Report Highlighting Onogoing Budget Challenges
Agency to Work with Stakeholders to Put System on More Sustainable Footing
11/15/13 Mollicy Bayou and Ouachita River Reconnected Once Again
Conservancy and USFWS team up to restore floodplain for fish, ducks, and people
11/14/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Approves Incidental Take Permit for NiSource Multi-state Habitat Conservation Plan
11/5/13 Local and National Conservation Organizations Increase Reward to $21,000 for Investigation Assistance Related to Red Wolf Deaths
11/5/13 National Wildlife Refuges Support Over 35,000 Jobs, Pump $2.4 Billion into Local Communities Southeast Region Attracts the Most Refuge Visitors, Creates the Most Jobs
11/4/13 Public Meeting Scheduled for Proposed Urban Refuge In Jackson
11/1/13 Reward Offered for Information Regarding to a Second Red Wolf Death


October

10/30/13 Reward Offered for Information Regarding Red Wolf Death
10/30/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Region Honors Conservation Efforts of Partners, Volunteers, and Employees
10/29/13 Essential Habitat Reopening for the Endangered Fish, Vermilion Darter
10/23/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists Three South Florida Plants as Endangered
10/21/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to List Three Caribbean Plants and to Designate Critical Habitat for Each
10/21/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to List Two South Florida Plants as “Endangered” and to Designate Critical Habitat for Both
10/18/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists the Florida Bonneted Bat as Endangered
10/18/13 Service Protects Sunfish Under Endangered Species Act
10/18/13 Federal, state agencies announce $3.7 million to restore Alabama natural resources
Part of a $5 million settlement with BASF following pesticide releases
10/18/13 Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida
10/17/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Status for the Northern Long-eared Bat Listing Not Warranted for Eastern Small-footed Bat


September

09/28/13 Service Proposes to List Red Knot as a Threatened Species Under the Endangered Species Act
09/25/13 State-by-state Breakouts of the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation are Now Available
09/24/13 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Offers a Vision for a Healthy Gulf of Mexico Watershed
09/20/13 Celebrate Nature at the the 17th Annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival
09/17/13 Deer Hunt Proposed for Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Public Invited to Comment on Draft Environmental Assessment
09/17/13 New Conservation Agreement Signed for the Louisiana Pine Snake
09/16/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists Neosho Mucket as Endangered and Rabbitsfoot as Threatened
09/16/13 New Project Leader at Okefenokee and Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuges
09/16/13 New Project Leader at White River National Wildlife Refuge
09/11/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Threatened Status and Critical Habitat for the Georgia Rockcress
09/9/13 Welcome Home, Winged Mapleleaf Mussel
09/4/13 Longleaf Stewardship Fund Will Support 15 Projects in Seven Southeastern States
09/4/13 Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge Bulls Island December 2013 Archery Hunt Cancelled
09/4/13 Lassiter Mill Dam Taken Down in Randolph County, North Carolina


August

08/28/13 Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids Likely Harmed Threatened Kentucky Fish Species
08/26/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Officer Earns Honors for Rescue
08/26/13 Service Re-opens Review of Draft Economic Analysis for the Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Two Freshwater Mussels
08/21/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identifies critical habitat for diamond darter
08/19/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Provides $5.1 Million in Grants to 11 States for Conservation Projects Partners offer $3.1 million in matching funds In Southeast: North and South Carolina get grants
08/19/13 Service Announces More Than $7.3 Million in Grants to Boost Recreational Boating
08/14/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds Listing Warranted But Precluded for Rattlesnake-Master Borer Moth
08/14/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to List Two South Florida Butterflies as “Endangered” and to Designate Critical Habitat for Both
08/6/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Recovery Plan for the Alabama Sturgeon
08/2/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection and Critical Habitat Designation for Three Plants in the Southeast


July

07/29/13 Fungus that kills bats prompts continued precautions at Arkansas caves
07/25/13 Service adds West Virginia fish to endangered species list
07/19/13 Eight Arrested in Puerto Rico on Charges of Illegal Trade in Endangered Sea Turtles for Human Consumption
07/17/13 Service Estimates Economic Impacts of Terrestrial Critical Habitat Designation for Northwest Atlantic Population of Loggerhead Sea Turtles
Re-opens Comment Period for the Critical Habitat designation
07/12/13 2013 Duck Breeding Population Estimates Released
Most duck populations are still strong, and pond numbers are up.
07/09/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Boosts State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts with $32 Million in Grants FL,, GA, TN., AR, and NC. receive grants
07/08/13 Service Estimates Economic Impacts of Critical Habitat Designation for Cape Sable Thoroughwort in South Florida
07/03/13 The Service is Soliciting Public Comment on the Draft Recovery Plan for Three Endangered Mollusks in the Mobile River Basin


June

06/28/13 Brevard Turtles Set Record Pace for Nests
Record night of 235 at Archie Carr Refuge nearly doubles mark
06/27/13 KY, MS. NC, TN Among 28 States Receiving Grants for Work on Deadly Bat Disease
06/27/13 Eagle Shooter Still At Large, Reward Offered
06/26/13 Deer and Feral Hog Hunts Proposed for Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
06/25/13 Night Thrills On The Refuge
06/18/13 $3,500 Reward Offered in Suspected Poisoning of Two Bald Eagles in Thibodaux, La.
06/18/13 Draft Recovery Plan for Endangered Golden Sedge Available
06/13/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Partners in the Imperiled Butterfly Working Group Conclude Florida Zestos and Rockland Grass Skipper Butterflies are Likely Extinct
06/12/13 Fewer Red Wolf Litters Reported for 2013 Whelping Season
06/05/13 Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Approves Acquisition of 9,000 Acres of Wetlands for National Wildlife Refuge System
Other projects in the Southeast include Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee

 


May

05/31/13 Great Outdoors Month, 2013
by THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
05/29/13 Eagle Shooter Still At Large, Reward Offered
05/23/13 Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to List Kentucky Glade Cress and Designate Critical Habitat
05/22/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Investigating Manatee Video
05/21/13 $22,000 Reward for Information Involving Bald Eagle Shootings ($11,000 per eagle/responsible subject)
05/17/13 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries News: Up to $3,000 in Reward Money Offered for Information in Whooping Crane Shooting
05/17/13 Agencies Announce Funding Agreement for Federal Trout Hatchery Operation, Tennessee Valley Stocking
05/16/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Award Winners: Experts from Arkansas, Florida, and Tennessee Honored
05/14/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Delists Magazine Mountain Shagreen – First Invertebrate Recovered under the ESA
05/08/13 Service Estimates Economic Impacts and Releases Draft Environmental Assessment of Critical Habitat Designation for Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot
05/01/13 Secretary Jewell Tours Everglades, Affirms Administration’s Unprecedented Commitment to Restoration Efforts in South Florida. Meets with Stakeholders and Employees; Briefed on Projects to Restore Quality, Quantity, Timing and Distribution of Water and Efforts to Combat Invasive Species


April

04/29/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Invites Public to Provide Input to Environmental Assessment to Review Use of Genetically Modified Crops
04/26/13 Fish and Wildlife Service Invites Public Comment on Spring Pygmy Sunfish Status, Critical Habitat Designation, and Draft Economic Analysis
04/26/13 Service Estimates Economic Impact of Critical Habitat Designation for Fluted Kidneyshell and Slabside Pearlymussel
04/18/13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners Starting Captive Breeding Program In Race Against Time to Prevent Extinction of Florida Grasshopper Sparrows
04/04/13 Wildlife Detector Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Illegal Wildlife Shipments
First graduating class will be on front lines of battle to halt trafficking in protected species
04/04/13 2013 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners
04/02/13 Paint Rock River Refuge Proposal Available for Review and Comment
Public Meeting in Franklin County

 


March

03/22/13 Federally Endangered Bat Found in North Georgia: First Indiana Bat in Almost 50 Years
03/22/13 Service Identifies Coastal Beach Habitat Important for the Recovery of Northwest Atlantic Population of Loggerhead Sea Turtles
03/11/13 Red tide bloom affecting manatees along southwest Florida coast
03/05/13 Another Bald Eagle Dead – $7,500 Reward Offered for Information on Shooter


February

02/27/13 Marksville Man Arrested for Killing Black Bear in Avoyelles Parish
02/26/13 $5,000 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Shooting
02/20/13 Undercover Wildlife Operation Cracks Down on Poaching in North Carolina, Georgia: Multi-Agency Operation Something Bruin Charging More Than 80 Violators
02/11/13 Injured Whooping Crane to be Released Back into the Wild at Hiwassee State Wildlife Refuge in Meigs County, Tennessee
02/06/13 $2,500 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Shooting
02/04/13 New Deputy Regional Director Named for the Southeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

 


January

01/29/13 Reward Offered for Investigation Assistance Relating to Red Wolf Death
01/28/13 Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex Issues Pest Management Plan
01/09/13 AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: White River and its Watershed in Arkansas and Missouri Recognized as Second “National Blueway”

 

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