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  • Hurricane Irma

    This infographic shows the eye of Hurricane Irma and details the Southeast Region response. The Service sent out teams with fuel, water, food and chainsaws to make sure that employees were safe, to inspect homes and buildings, to clear roads and to find staging areas for equipment. Hurricane Irma impacted 45 national wildlife refuges, three national fish hatcheries, two ecological services field stations, two fish and wildlife conservation offices and three law enforcement offices in the Caribbean and Southeast U.  Learn more...


  • An 18-wheeler used for emergency response.
    Information icon North Mississippi Task Force responds to Hurricane Irma. Photo by USFWS.

    Knocking on doors, saving lives

    September 15, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Big Pine Key, Florida – Hurricane Irma killed eight people in the Florida Keys. Sami Gray, newly arrived and in charge, did her part to make sure there wouldn’t be a 9th body found, not on her watch. Gray, the incident commander for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service response to the hurricane asked law-enforcement officers to undertake another round of “wellness checks” Thursday afternoon in and around the National Key Deer Refuge.  Read the full story...

  • A small deer with velvet covered antlers in a recently burned forest.
    A Key deer in velvet. Photo by USFWS.

    Stimulus funds help determine future of endangered key deer at Florida Keys Refuge

    April 27, 2010 | 6 minute read

    The petite Key deer is dependent on fresh water in a place where fresh water can sometimes be scarce – the Florida Keys, the only place where the Key deer lives. At National Key Deer Refuge, fresh water collects in small ponds that form in the limestone, known as solution holes, providing life for the refuge’s federally listed Key deer population. But are the solution holes plentiful enough, and fresh enough, to support the refuge’s deer?  Read the full story...

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