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December 14, 1999
Reforestation Partnership with Illinova Corporation Will Bring 50 Million Trees to the Lower Mississippi River Valley

December 8, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Selects North Carolina Native to Head Field Office in Raleigh

December 3, 1999
Theodore Roosevelt IV to Talk on Restoring the Lower Mississippi

December 3, 1999
Theodore Roosevelt IV to "Collar" Bear

November 30, 1999
Killing of Threatened Eastern Indigo Snake Highlights Need for Endangered Species Education

November 24, 1999
U.S. Marines To Help Babbitt Blow Up Dam

November 18, 1999
Revision of Critical Habitat for Endangered Beach Mouse Subspecies May Be Warranted, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds

November 17, 1999
North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Venus Flytraps

November 17, 1999
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Selects New Manager for Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge

November 4, 1999
Sea Turtles Tagged with Satellite Transmitters

November 3, 1999
Fish Experts Develop Strategies to Slow Decline of Southeastern Imperiled Fish Populations

October 22, 1999
Decline in Southeastern Fish Populations is Subject of Public/Private Workshop

October 19, 1999
Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Seven Freshwater Mussels

October 14, 1999
Cabo Rojo Salt Flats Become Part of National Wildlife Refuge

October 8, 1999
Celebrate Wildlife During National Wildlife Refuge Week October 10-16, 1999

October 7, 1999
Open House for the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Plan

September 30, 1999
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Awards Three Arkansas Employees

September 16, 1999
Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comments on Proposed Refuge Use Policy "Compatibility Determinations" to Involve Public

September 9, 1999
Public Invited to Sept 13, Nashville Meeting on Proposal to Delist Bald Eagle

September 8, 1999
Manatees' Future Heating Up - Power Companies, Manatee Researchers, and Environmental Managers Meet to Discuss Manatee Winter Habitat

September 2, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Appoints New Georgia Field Supervisor

September 2, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Selects New Manager for National Key Deer Refuge

August 20, 1999
The Peregrine Falcon is Back! Babbitt Announces Removal of World's Fastest Bird From Endangered Species List

August 20, 1999
Media Advisory
Babbitt: Birds Bounce Back From Brink
Interior Secretary To Mark Endangered Species Act ‘Trifecta' Trend with possible final delisting of Peregrine Falcon, just weeks after proposals to delist Aleutian Canada Goose and Bald Eagle

August 19, 1999
Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Heller's Blazing Star (Liatris Helleri) Porter Available for Review

August 19, 1999
Manatees to be Released on August 19

August 17, 1999
Service Proposes to List Golden Sedge as Endangered Species

August 16, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Loses Great Patriot and Conservationist, Tom Atkeson

August 8, 1999
Restored Wetlands Will Be Returned to Pinellas County as Part of Settlement for Tampa Bay Oil Spill

July 28, 1999
Hunting and Fishing Opportunities Abound on National Wildlife Refuges in Louisiana

July 16, 1999
A Record 5300 Acres Reforested in Mississippi Delta Near Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge

July 2, 1999
The Bald Eagle is Back! President Clinton Announce proposal to Remove our National Symbol from Endangered Species List

June 30, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Appoints New Project Leader for St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

June 24, 1999
Questions and Answers
Proposed Listing of the Alabama Sturgeon

June 24, 1999
Statement from Mitch King, Geographic Assistant Regional Director
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Atlanta

June 24, 1999
Statement from Paul Hartfield, Endangered Species Biologist
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Atlanta

June 23, 1999
Statement from Sam Hamilton, Regional Director
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Atlanta

June 22, 1999
Public Invited to hearing on Proposed Listing of Alabama Sturgeon

June 7, 1999
Major Environmental Contamination Case Concludes

June 4, 1999
Changes in Baiting Regulations Support Wetlands Management

May 28, 1999
Private/Public Partners Gather in Atlanta to Address Decline in Reptiles and Amphibians

May 28, 1999
16 Mussels and a Snail will be Reintroduced in Joint State and Federal Effort to Restore Mussel Shoals

May 24, 1999
Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery to Host Youth, Senior Fishing Events

May 20, 1999
Expansion Proposed for Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge

May 20, 1999
Efforts to Rescue Manatee Thwarted Again

May 17, 1999
Cindy Dohner Named Program Assistant Regional Director for Fish & Wildlife Service's Ecological Services

May 19, 1999
Manatee Protection Efforts Intensified Throughout Florida

May 13, 1999
Former Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Inducted Into National Fish Culture Hall of Fame

May 13, 1999
Georgia Private Landowners Awarded Grants of $130,000 to Fund Habitat Restoration Across the State

May 12, 1999
Public Invited to Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge Plan Discussion

May 7, 1999
Site of U.S. Open a Hole-in-One for the Endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

April 30, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Special Agent Honored by U.S. Department of Justice

April 30, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Honors Science Students

April 28, 1999
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is Helping to Reforest the Delta With More Than Half a Million Seedlings to Restore Wetlands

April 27, 1999
New Project Leader for Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

April 1, 1999
Flatwoods Salamander Receives Endangered Species Act Protection

April 1, 1999
Georgia's Coastal Islands Provide Winter Habitat for Great Lakes' Most Endangerd Bird - Piping Plovers

March 23, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Status for Alabama Sturgeon

March 22, 1999
Fish and Wildlife Service Completes Plan to Expand Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

March 17, 1999
Rare Caribbean Plant is Added to Federal List of Endangered Species

March 14, 1999
America's First Refuge, pelican island, Celebrates 96th Anniversary; Acquires Additional 38 Acres of Land

March 10, 1999
Retired Florida Refuge Manager Receives Distinguished Service Award from President Clinton, Secretary Babbitt

March 1, 1999
New Project Leader for Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

February 21, 1999
Organochlorines are preliminary cause of death in birds and fish near Lake Apopka, Florida

February 19, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Withdraws From Savannah Harbor Deepening Stakeholder Group

February 18, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Approves International paper's Red-cockaded Woodpecker habitat Conservation Plan

February 11, 1999
Two National Wildlife Refuges Receive $150,000 Reforestation Grant

February 11, 1999
International Paper to Enhance Red-cockaded Woodpecker Habitat with Innovative Conservation Plan

February 9, 1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Investigating Wildlife Deaths at Lake Apopka, Florida

January 19, 1999
New Manager Appointed to Head North Carolina's Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

January 19, 1999
Right-of-Way Permit for Natural Gas Pipeline to Cross Wheeler Refuge Approved

January 14, 1999
The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana Completes it's Largest Financial Acquisition of an Important Conservation Area with the Purchase of 4,750 Acres from Plum Creek Timber Company

January 11, 1999
Federal Court Upholds Federal Authority to Regulate "Taking" of Red Wolves

January 11, 1999
$1 Million Settlement by U.S. Fish & Wildlife at Vertac Superfund Site Net Monies to Restore Arkansas Resources

January 11, 1999
Manatee Law Enforcement

January 11, 1999
USFWS Law Enforcement Agents Conduct Weapons Requalification at the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge

January 5, 1999
Expansion Proposed for Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge

January 5, 1999
Fish and Wildlife Service Moves to Establish Lake Houma Unit in Southern Louisiana

January 4, 1999
Legal Agreement will Prevent Flooding of Endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Habitat

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