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Geese landing in the restored wetland on Viola Farm on the Delmarva peninsula. Photo by Kayt Jonsson, USFWS.

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Sam Shine’s 6,200-acre donation to a Florida wildlife refuge is just the latest in a life dedicated to conservation

Atlanta, Georgia — Sam Shine, for years, quietly bought up North Florida property and set about conserving it. A successful Midwestern manufacturer, Shine made a number of under-the-radar land deals that received little notice outside the Panhandle conservation community. Until now. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just received 6,200 acres of ecologically critical pine lands and headwaters adjoining the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Shine is donating the land to the Service — a gift — not merely selling of a chunk at a good price or establishing a conservation easement.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries seek public input on proposed reforms to improve and modernize implementation of the Endangered Species Act

When in flight, some of the PR Parrots show their beautiful blue primary feathers. En español: Algunas cotorras muestran sus bellas plumas primarias azules al volar. Bosque del Estado, Maricao, Puerto Rico. Photo by Jan Paul Zegarra, Biologist, USFWS

Continuing efforts to improve how the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is implemented, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries today proposed revisions to certain regulations to ensure clarity and consistency. The changes incorporate public input, best science and best practices to improve reliability, regulatory efficiency and environmental stewardship. “The Trump Administration is dedicated to being a good neighbor and being a better partner with the communities in which we operate.

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