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  • A man wearing a yellow hard hat and firefighting gear
    Information icon Stephen McGuin. Photo by Nicole Vidal, USFWS.

    On the front lines

    July 27, 2018 | 7 minute read

    Austin Griffin and Stephen McGuin are training to become wildland firefighters, an odd career choice given their unusual, at-times troubled backgrounds. Yet they’re perfect fits for a still-new training program crafted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to put a diverse and economically disadvantaged cadre of young men and women on the front firefighting lines.  Learn more...


  • A massive hurricane threatens Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
    Information icon Hurricane Irma mid-day on September 6, 2017 off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Satellite Image by NOAA GOES-16.

    Emergency consultation

    Occasionally, federal agencies must respond to emergency situations where human life and property are in danger. Examples include oil spills, wildland fire, and weather events such as Hurricane Michael, Irma, and Maria. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) and its implementing regulations recognize the need to respond immediately to emergencies and provide special procedures that allow federal agencies the latitude to complete their emergency responses in order to secure human life and property without delay, while still providing them with protections that normal compliance under the ESA would have afforded them.  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...

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