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  • Service’s Jon Wessman receives conservation award

    August 3, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Jon Wessman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s farm bill coordinator for Arkansas, , received the 2018 Rex Hancock Wildlife Conservationist of the Year Award presented by the Arkansas Wildlife Federation in July, 2018. Jon Wessman with Rex Hancock Wildlife Conservationist of the Year Award, presented by Jim Taylor, Treasurer, Arkansas Wildlife Federation. Photo by Tom Edwards, Louisiana Migratory Bird Field Office, USFWS. The award recognizes Wessman’s contributions and commitment to the management, enhancement and restoration of wildlife resources during his 16-year career in Arkansas.  Learn more...

  • Service biologist and refuge volunteer each hold their Kentucky Colonel certificates for the camera surrounded by friends and family.
    Information icon Ray Stainfield and Stacey Hayden receive their Kentucky Colonel certificates. Photo by USFWS.

    Two Colonels at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

    May 31, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Education Specialist Stacey Hayden, and long-time refuge volunteer Ray Stainfield, are Kentucky Colonels. The honored title is given in recognition of an individual’s contribution to his or her community, state, or nation. This respect is recognized by the Governor, and is the highest honor awarded in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Ray Stainfield, a retired engineer, has served as a long-time volunteer on public lands in western Kentucky. He has volunteered for the U.  Learn more...

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    Information icon Mammoth Spring Aquatic Conservation Center. Photo by Sara Seagraves, USFWS.

    Southeast Region snags Environmental Leadership awards

    March 16, 2018 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Region swept both of the Interior’s 2017 Environmental Leadership awards for energy conservation accomplishments in 2016. Congratulations to Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge and Mammoth Springs National Fish Hatchery, both located in Arkansas, for facility upgrades that won them Refuge of the Year and Fish Hatchery of the Year, respectively. Both facilities achieved LEED Silver status from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2016.  Learn more...

  • Two Southeast Region employees nominated for national science awards

    February 28, 2018 | 3 minute read

    Every year, the Service honors science leadership through three national awards. This year, the Southeast Region has two nominees for those awards, Bill Uihlein and Yvonne Allen. Both have demonstrated visionary leadership and innovation in helping the Service use science to address complex problems. Allen, an ecologist from the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative, has been nominated for the Rachel Carson Award. This award recognizes scientific excellence through the rigorous application of science to a conservation problem.  Learn more...


  • An aerial photograph of a forest with dark soil after a fire.
    A forest stand on Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge after a wildfire. Photo by USFWS.

    Service presents first annual fire safety award

    April 16, 2014 | 2 minute read

    In a formal ceremony on April 14, 2014, at its Southeast Region Office in Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) presented its first annual National Fire Safety Award to Rocky Chesser, a long-time maintenance and equipment supervisor with fire qualifications at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. “The Branch of Fire Management created the award to recognize outstanding leadership and service in wildland fire safety,” said John Segar, FWS Fire Director from the National Interagency Fire Center, who flew to Atlanta to present the award.  Read the full story...

  • Three employees pose for a photo in front of a lake and Refuge sign at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
    Southeast Regional Director Cindy Dohner stands between Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius (left), and agency Director Dan Ashe (right). Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.

    Department of the Interior honors Fish and Wildlife Service employees at 66th awards convocation ceremony

    May 13, 2009 | 3 minute read

    During a special awards ceremony this month in Washington, DC, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar cited the safety efforts of the Service’s heavy equipment operators and the career accomplishments of one member of senior management, Cynthia Dohner, Deputy Regional Director of the Southeast Region headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Dohner was honored with the Department’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award and cited for her long-standing dedication to public service leading to outstanding national accomplishments in the field of wildlife conservation.  Read the full story...

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