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  • A woman holding an award flanked on both sides by leadership from the region and the migratory birds program
    Information icon Karen Frizzell receives her 40-year plaque. Left to Right: John Stanton, Mike Oetker, Karen Frizzell, Catherine Rideout, and Dean Demarest. Photo by Phil Kloer, FWS.

    Karen Frizzell reflects on 40 years of federal service

    September 27, 2018 | 3 minute read

    Karen Frizzell, administrative support assistant for two Migratory Bird Field Offices, celebrates 40 years of federal service this year. Thirty-one of those 40 years have been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Karen serves the North Carolina Migratory Bird Office located in Columbia, North Carolina, and the East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture Office in Atlanta, Georgia, and Daphne, Alabama. Karen, who lives in Auburn, Alabama, and attended Auburn University, calls her career experiences “AUsome,” filled with many happy memories.  Learn more...

  • Service uses weevils to control invasive salvinia that threatens Louisiana coast

    September 6, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Giant salvinia is an invasive floating fern from Brazil that can double its surface acreage in less than one week in optimal conditions. It has been spreading and causing problems in coastal Louisiana since 1989. Once it covers the water’s surface, this floating plant will begin to stack up upon itself, and can extend 12 inches or more above the water surface. Under such conditions, oxygen recharge of underlying waters is greatly reduced.  Learn more...

  • A hillside with debris and trees snapped in half like twigs.
    Information icon A portion of Jose Roig’s coffee plantation immediately after Hurricane Maria struck. Photo by USFWS.

    Aid in the shade

    August 9, 2018 | 4 minute read

    In September 2017, Puerto Rico was already reeling from Hurricane Irma, which had doused it with torrential rains and caused widespread damage. Then, two weeks later, Hurricane Maria roared through, killing hundreds of residents, wiping out buildings, entire landscapes of vegetation, and practically the entire electrical grid. It was the worst natural disaster on record for the U.S. commonwealth island, which is still recovering from the Category 4 storm.  Learn more...

  • 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...

  • Dozens of children line up with bows and arrows preparing to shoot at targets down range.
    Information icon More than 300 kids learned the basics of archery. Photo by USFWS.

    The longest day of play

    July 18, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Kids love to have fun outside in the summer but sometimes the lure of electronics is more appealing. The Longest Day of Play event at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is designed to spark the imagination of the participants and give them hands-on games and activities to do at home. This event, co-sponsored by the local Russell County Health Coalition and its partners, attracted more than 325 participants from the local community, three summer school groups, and a nursing home summer day camp.  Learn more...

  • Three men help unload a 20ft tall pole from a flatbed truck.
    Information icon Staff members unload the new bat habitat poles. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery adds bat habitats

    July 18, 2018 | 1 minute read

    The next time you visit Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, you may notice some tall wood poles near the outdoor classroom and Hatchery Creek. In a joint effort with the Service’s field office in Frankfort, Kentucky, and Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, Wolf Creek added two new habitats to attract bats. The artificial habitats consist of 20-foot wooden poles fitted with BrandenBark, an artificial bark designed to mimic a dead standing tree.  Learn more...

  • Hundreds of visitors line a stream with fishing poles
    Information icon Children and their families surround Hatchery Creek during the 32nd Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby. Photo of Ashley Buffington, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek hosts 32nd Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby

    July 18, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosted its 32nd annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby in Jamestown, Kentucky on June 2. Each year, this event coincides with National Boating and Fishing Week and Free Fishing Weekend in Kentucky, offering residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Alexandria Bevans, age 5, proudly shows off her catches. Photo by Ashley Buffington, USFWS Since the derby’s beginning in 1986, it has grown into one of the largest of its kind in the nation.  Learn more...

  • A small garden with a few small shrubs and plants surrounded by concrete pavers.
    Information icon The butterfly garden at Warm Springs NFH. Photo by Alexander Londono, USFWS.

    Warm Springs butterfly garden gets expansion

    July 17, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery in Georgia continues to add to its butterfly garden with the expertise of hatchery manager Carlos Echevarria, who has brought the love of his lifelong hobby to the hatchery garden. With the addition of 83 new plants and 14 different species to the current 32 butterfly milkweeds, the garden will support all types of pollinators and will be a magnificent sight for all to enjoy. This ongoing pollinator restoration program will further help to recover endangered and threatened pollinators such as the the monarch butterfly.  Learn more...

  • Summer youth employment at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    June 26, 2018 | 1 minute read

    YCC students Hope Barras and Joshua Cumbie assisting Camp Helen State Park in Panama City, FL with maintenance. Photo by USFWS. The Panama City Field Office welcomes two local teenagers, Hope Barras and Joshua Cumbie, who will take part in the 2018 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). This is a federally funded youth employment program facilitated by the Department of Interior. Hope and Joshua both attend Mosley High School and are leaders in the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program.  Learn more...

  • Several dozen visitors surround a fast moving stream looking for trout.
    Information icon The fishing rodeo drew a large crowd. Photo by Andrew Currie, USFWS.

    21st annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo a success

    June 19, 2018 | 2 minute read

    On June 9, a total of 2,000 nine inch rainbow and 10 large display rainbow trout and brook trout were released in the creek below the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery in Celina, Tennessee, for the 21st annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo. Held in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, the Rodeo is open to young people 15 and under. Some of the large display fish were caught during the event.  Learn more...

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