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Events

  • A kid shows off his catch of five trout.
    Information icon A participant shows off his catch. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Kids Fishing Rodeo

    June 8, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 EST

    Description The Kid’s Fishing Rodeo is open to youth 16 and under. The event will take place rain or shine. Attendees must bring their own fishing gear and bait. Free lunch and prizes will be provided through Friends of the Hatchery. Georgia Sport Fishing regulations apply. For more information call the hatchery at (706) 838-4723 or contact us on facebook. Location 4730 Rock Creek Road, Suches, GA 30572 (GPS doesn’t work well, please call for directions)  Learn more...

Infographic

  • 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...

  • Hurricane Irma and sea turtles

    This infographic discusses the impact of hurricanes in Florida during sea turtle nesting season, and asks that you never touch any exposed eggs or disturbed nests. Although nearly 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the United States occurs in Florida in March through October, a major hurricane there during this period doesn’t mean all is lost. Mother sea turtles “hedge their bets” by depositing eggs in several nests over the course of the season, so there is a high probability that at least a few of the nests will incubate successfully even if a serious storm hits.  Learn more...

Series

  • Conserving paradise

    Take a trip with us down the Altamaha River. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service traveled the river from Jesup in Southeast Georgia to the barrier islands where the free-flowing Altamaha empties into the Atlantic Ocean.  Learn more...

State

  • Bright purple flower.
    Georgia aster flower. Photo by USFWS.

    Conservation in Georgia

    Related content Chattahoochee-Forest Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery Warm-Springs-Fish-Technology-Center Warm Springs Fish Technology Center Chattahoochee-Forest Document library Chattahoochee-Forest Frequently asked questions Oct 26, 2020 | 3 minute read Articles Pitcher plant prairies pop in the Panhandle Oct 7, 2020 | 5 minute read Faq Eastern black rail - final 4(d) rule Oct 7, 2020 | 14 minute read Faq Eastern black rail final listing as a threatened species Oct 7, 2020 | 4 minute read News Service finalizes listing the eastern black rail as threatened under the Endangered Species Act Oct 6, 2020 | 3 minute read Articles New projects in the sights Sep 28, 2020 | 8 minute read Faq Endangered Species Act decisions for longsolid, round hickorynut and purple lilliput mussels Sep 28, 2020 | 6 minute read News Service proposes to list two eastern freshwater mussels as threatened under the Endangered Species Act Sep 25, 2020 | 11 minute read Faq Proposed downlisting of the red-cockaded woodpecker from endangered to threatened Sep 25, 2020 | 13 minute read News Trump Administration proposes downlisting of red-cockaded woodpecker under Endangered Species Act Sep 21, 2020 | 10 minute read Faq Reopening of comment period on revised proposal to list Atlantic pigtoe as threatened under the ESA Sep 21, 2020 | 3 minute read News Service reopens public comment period on proposed listing and critical habitat for declining freshwater mussel Aug 18, 2020 | 7 minute read Articles Gator hunting Jul 31, 2020 | 7 minute read Articles Berry big business Jul 31, 2020 | 7 minute read Articles Berry big business Jun 9, 2020 | 7 minute read Articles History, both natural and human, lives in Georgia coastal preserve May 12, 2020 | 5 minute read Articles Staying indoors leads to getting outdoors May 7, 2020 | 3 minute read Articles Breakthrough for recovering endangered Florida salamanders encourages scientists Apr 27, 2020 | 5 minute read News U.  Learn more...

Warm-Springs-Fish-Technology-Center

  • A shallow river flows between two banks covered with trees. Marsh grasses emerge from the water with a small rapid in the foreground.
    Information icon Cahaba River. Photo by Paul Johnson, ADCNR.

    Conservation genetics lab

    Co-located at Warm Springs Fish Technology Center and Auburn University, the Conservation Genetics Lab performs cutting-edge genetics research. We study a variety of aquatic organisms ranging from sturgeon to snails. The lab provides scientific support to national fish hatcheries, and partner with other agencies to use genetic data for improving conservation efforts. We also provide genetic expertise to other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices to incorporate genetics research into management efforts.  Learn more...

Wildlife

  • A small black bird with red eyes walks in the marsh grasses.
    Information icon Eastern black rail. Photo © Tom Johnson, used with permission, The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

    Eastern black rail

    Black rails are the smallest rails in North America. One of four recognized subspecies of black rail, the eastern black rail is perhaps the most secretive. This small inhabitant of shallow salt and freshwater marshes is rarely seen and has a distinctive “kick-ee-doo” call that is often heard at night.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small, slimy, green salamander in hand.
    Eastern hellbender. Photo by Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Eastern hellbender

    This large amphibian can be found crawling around the bottoms of clear, silt-free mountain streams. They are generally nocturnal, spending most of the day under rocks on the stream floor, emerging at night to hunt crayfish.  Visit the species profile...

  • Two splotchy brown birds swimming in a pond
    Information icon A pair of gadwalls. Photo by Stacey Hayden, USFWS.

    Gadwall

    Sometimes known affectionately as the “gray duck” by hunters, gadwall are medium-sized dabbling ducks common across temperate areas worldwide. As their nickname indicates, both males and females have gray-brown to gray plumage that is less flashy than many other species. Conservation status Low concern. Related content Nov 12, 2018 | 2 minute read News Hunting season opens with a bang on Merritt Island Refuge Range Gadwall primarily nest in the Prairie Pothole Region of the north-central United States and Canada and, to a lesser extent, in southern portions of the boreal forest and prairie parklands.  Visit the species profile...

  • Dozens of green plants in the shape of a pitcher.
    Information icon Clump of green pitcher plants. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Green pitcher plant

    The carnivorous green pitcher plant has hollow leaves contain liquid and enzymes. When insects fall into the pitchers, they’re digested and the nutrients in the bodies are incorporated into the plant’s tissues.  Visit the species profile...

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