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  • Dam No. 5 on the Green River Kentucky.
    Information icon The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has halted demolition efforts on lock and dam No. 5 on Kentucky’s Green River until water levels drop in the spring. Photo Credit by Mark Davis, USFWS.

    Dam removal put on hold

    October 25, 2021 | 3 minute read

    Earlier this month, officials agreed to delay work on lock and dam No. 5 until river levels subside. The crews had demolished the lock, and were poised to take out the dam, but the weather didn’t cooperate, said Lee Andrews, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) supervisor who has been coordinating the demolition work.  Learn more...

  • Carp jumping at Lake Barkley Dam.
    Information icon Carp jumping at Lake Barkley Dam. Photo Credit: Invasive Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.

    High Tech Battle Waged Against Invasive Carp

    October 20, 2021 | 9 minute read

    The fate of millions of invasive carp — and fisheries along the Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers – hinges on the high-tech tools housed inside two, nondescript metal containers atop the bullnose that separates Lake Barkley’s lock from its dam.  Learn more...

  • An eastward view of St. Andrews Bay and the Fort Morgan Peninsula in coastal Alabama.
    Information icon An eastward view of St. Andrews Bay and the Fort Morgan Peninsula in coastal Alabama. Photo Credit: USFWS

    Preserving utopia: Pilot Town’s history and addition to Bon Secour

    October 18, 2021 | 9 minute read

    As part of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regionwide Trustee Implementation Group’s first restoration plan, Pilot Town is being acquired as part of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.  Learn more...

  • A dirt road with shrubs along the side.
    Information icon A road eroding away in southwest Georgia. Credit: Jim Bates, USFWS.

    Partners fix roads, and habitats, in southwest Georgia

    September 1, 2021 | 2 minute read

    Watersheds across southwest Georgia face a number of threats: irrigation; development; sedimentation; impoundments; and more. Fish, mussels, and migratory birds all suffer from the degradation of habitat. Partners for Fish and Wildlife, along with local and nonprofit groups, though, has undertaken a series of construction projects to boost priority watersheds in the rural corner of Georgia. Recently, Partners from West Georgia and the Florida Panhandle joined with the nonprofit Golden Triangle Resource Conservation & Development Council to fix eroding roads in Miller County.  Learn more...

  • A white sandy beach with an island in the distance.
    Information icon Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Jaime Yrigoyen, wildlife biologist, USFWS.

    Coastal Program restoration work aims to save endangered St. Croix lizard

    August 12, 2021 | 2 minute read

    Mongooses. Rats. Hurricanes. Rising seas. Invasive grasses. You name it, the St. Croix ground lizard experiences about the worst that Mother Nature throws its way. The federally endangered lizard is presumed extinct on the island that bears its name. But biologists with the Partners’ Coastal Program in the Caribbean may yet save the smallish lizard via habitat restoration on the nearby Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge. But first some background. The small Indian mongoose was introduced to St.  Learn more...

  • A man in a hard hat builidng a wooden barrier inside a cave.
    Information icon Jim Honaker, a contractor, fashions a cave barrier. Photo by Kristen Bobo.

    Ozark Big-Eared Bats Receive a Little Love and a Lot of Protection

    August 11, 2021 | 2 minute read

    On a cool, rainy day in late April, a small group gathered in a remote parking lot near Lee Creek Reservoir in Van Buren, Arkansas. They were waiting for a semi-trailer truck to arrive with nearly seven tons of steel destined for a series of bat caves on private lands in northwest Arkansas. The team consisted of staff from the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas; the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission; the U.  Learn more...

  • Yellow wildflwoers
    Information icon A Florida golden aster. Photo credit: B.J. Maynard.

    Fort De Soto and the Florida Golden Aster

    August 3, 2021 | 2 minute read

    The rare, and lovely, Florida golden aster has many friends and, now, some money to help the endangered species on the road to recovery. Tiffany Lane, worked with land managers from Fort De Soto Park and biologists from the Rare Plant Conservation Program at Bok Tower Gardens to study and preserve the short-lived perennial that’s found in only five counties in the Tampa Bay region. Bok Towers received $22,000 from the Coastal program to go along with $21,500 in matching funds.  Learn more...

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