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Articles

  • Over twenty African-American students and members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity posing for a photo.
    Information icon Members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity enjoy the outdoors at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Phi Beta Sigma.

    Like birds of a feather

    February 4, 2019 | 3 minute read

    While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. may not, at first glance, seem to have much in common, the two organizations, like birds of a feather, have been flocking together to develop young men as well as conserve fish, wildlife, and their habitats. Phi Beta Sigma (Sigma) is a fraternal organization founded in 1914 that focuses on issues that impact African American communities. The fraternity has over 700 collegiate and alumni chapters across the country.  Learn more...

  • An open gate surrounded by live oaks covered in Spanish moss.
    Information icon Altama Plantation. Photo by Nicole Vidal, USFWS.

    A gem for hunters and hikers alike

    July 12, 2017 | 4 minute read

    Brunswick, Georgia – Altama Plantation is perhaps the most critical, and intriguing, piece of property along the entire Altamaha River corridor. It was here in the early 1800s that plantation owner James Hamilton Couper introduced the Dutch system of tidal floodgates to grow rice. He planted sugar cane and built a refinery whose red-brick remains still stand. Couper, a noted scientist, also recorded the first eastern indigo snake, a threatened species which bears his name (Drymarchon couperi).  Learn more...

News

  • States receive more than $1 billion for recreation access, conservation

    April 1, 2019 | 2 minute read

    Outdoor recreationists who hunt, shoot, fish and boat are providing more than $1 billion this year to support increased outdoor access and wildlife habitat conservation across the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is distributing the funds to all 50 states and U.S. territories today. The funds are generated through excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment and boat fuel. Authorized by Congress through the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act and Dingell-Johnson/Wallop-Breaux Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, these dollars support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects.  Read the full story...

  • Current and former state wildlife directors holding a giant check with the Service's principal deputy director.
    Information icon From left to right, Dan Forster VP Conservation Officer for Archery Trade Association, Ross Melinchuk Conservation Policy Officer for the National Turkey Federation, Eric Sutton Executive Director Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Nick Wiley Conservation Policy Officer for Ducks Unlimited, Greg Sheehan Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Photo by Tim Donovan, FWC.

    Florida to receive $26,588,009 in funding for conservation and sportsmen access

    March 20, 2018 | 3 minute read

    Midway, Florida – Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced $26,588,009 million in funding for Florida from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts. The announcement was made by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Principal Deputy Director Greg Sheehan from the Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center, which provides students the opportunity to learn about aquatic ecology, archery, angling and hunting in a natural setting.  Read the full story...

  • October 16 ribbon cutting ceremony to be held at Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area

    October 16, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Mt. Pleasant, Georgia – On Monday, October 16, the Department of Natural Resources will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the acquisition of the final phase of more than 19,000 acres purchased for the Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area. Featuring 12 miles of Altamaha River frontage and one of the largest gopher tortoise populations in Georgia, the area provides fishing opportunities, wildlife watching locations, canoeing, boating, and hunting for deer, turkey, and small game species.  Read the full story...

Podcasts

  • A young woman in waders fishing in a shallow river.
    Fishing the Green River. Photo by Katie Theule.

    Boating, fishing, and the Chattooga River

    February 29, 2012 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The Chattooga River is perhaps best known across the nation as the place where the movie Deliverance was filmed, beginning what seems like endless banjo and paddling jokes. Locally, the Chattooga enjoys a reputation as home to some of the wildest angling and paddling experiences in the Southern Appalachians. However, anglers and boaters haven’t recently been on the best of terms when it comes to sharing the Chattooga.  Learn more...

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