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Gregory Siekaniec. Credit: Becca Hiller
Gregory Siekaniec. Credit: Becca Hiller

Gregory Siekaniec Appointed as Regional Director for Alaska

May 05, 2016
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the appointment of Gregory Siekaniec as the agency's Regional Director for Alaska. Siekaniec, a career Service employee, previously served as the agency's Deputy Director for Policy, before leaving the Service in 2012 to assume the leadership of Ducks Unlimited Canada.
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Eagles hold a revered place in our nation’s history and culture. Credit: Todd Harless/USFWS
Eagles hold a revered place in our nation’s history and culture. Credit: Todd Harless/USFWS

New Science Provides Foundation for Proposed Changes to Service’s Eagle Conservation and Management Program

May 04, 2016
In a move designed to maintain strong protections for bald and golden eagles, the Service is opening a 60-day public comment period on proposed improvements to its comprehensive eagle conservation and management program. The proposed changes include modifications to the regulations governing permits for incidental take of bald and golden eagles that will protect eagle populations during the course of otherwise lawful human activities.
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Exelon will jump start fish restoration by trapping American shad (pictured) and river herring at Conowingo and transporting them upstream of all dams on the river to their spawning grounds. Credit: USFWS
Exelon will jump start fish restoration by trapping American shad (pictured) and river herring at Conowingo and transporting them upstream of all dams on the river to their spawning grounds. Credit: USFWS

Landmark agreement with Exelon uses cutting-edge science to drive fishes' return to Susquehanna River

May 02, 2016
Exelon Generation and the Service have agreed to restore American shad and river herring to the Susquehanna River, the East Coast’s largest river, over the next 50 years. Shad and river herring are returning to their spawning grounds on the Susquehanna at their lowest numbers since the 1980s. Exelon will improve fish passage facilities at Conowingo Dam and transport up to 100,000 American shad and 100,000 river herring annually to their spawning grounds above all four dams.
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