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  • Data Management

    Data management refers to the collection, storage, retrieval, and analysis of information throughout an organization’s entire lifecycle. Data management practices and procedures empower leaders to make timely, informed decisions to further conservation. A 2013 Executive Order made open and machine readable the new default for government information. Machine readable data formats makes it easier for data management systems across government to communicate and share data more effectively. The Pigeon Mountain salamander is no longer at-risk of needing federal protection.  Learn more...

Articles

  • Three men standing together look on at a drone they’re controlling
    Information icon Jason Duke (middle), R4 GIS Coordinator and John Edwards (right), R4 IT Specialist for north Florida, practice flying the 3DR Solo UAS with DOI Office of Aviation Services instructor pilot Steve Stroud (left). Photo by USFWS.

    Unmanned Aircraft Systems take flight in Southeast Region

    December 20, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Have you heard the latest buzz? It’s not a rumor. That buzz is the sound of four whirring propellers that are part of the newest addition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) aircraft fleet. The Service recently purchased 35 3DR Solos, or drones. Also called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), these drones have been used for more than a decade by the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and U.  Learn more...

  • A flowering bush with pink flowers.
    Information icon Roan Mountain bluet. Photo by BlueRidgeKitties, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

    Mars Hill College Students Help Conserve Endangered Plant

    October 14, 2008 | 3 minute read

    A group of Mars Hill College students are working with professor Scott Pearson to bring the power of the school’s computers to bear in an effort to help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) protect the endangered Roan Mountain bluet. Roan Mountain bluet is found at only a handful of high elevation sites in five western North Carolina counties. With such a limited distribution, knowing where every plant is found is critical to scientists working to save the plant.  Learn more...

Conservation-Tools

  • A screen shot of an interactive map showing areas of high priority across the south Atlantic coast.
    A screen capture of the South Atlantic LCC Conservation Planning Atlas Blueprint Simple viewer.

    Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA)

    A Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA) is a science-based mapping platform where conservation managers and LCC members can go to view, retrieve, and perform analyses on spatial information with specific conservation goals in mind.  Learn more...

Gis

Lafayette

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    The Louisiana Field Office utilizes the latest GIS applications to provide spatial analyses to all programs; Civil Works, Coastal Restoration & Protection, Conservation Planning Assistance, Endangered Species, Environmental Contaminants, and Partners for Fish & Wildlife. These tools provide the capability to look at landscape conservation and ecosystem management; assess habitat suitability, wildlife habitat management, and where to best put limited resources towards protection and recovery. We also provide GIS and GPS (global positioning system) support to national wildlife refuges for management plans, oil and gas exploration, elevation and geodetic benchmark surveys, remote sensing and habitat mapping.  Learn more...

News

  • A map of southeastern Florida.
    Information icon An excerpt of the Palm Beach County, FL map. Map by Roy Hewitt, USFWS.

    Fish and Wildlife Service responders bringing technology to aid Hurricane Irma response, bolster safety

    September 8, 2017 | 3 minute read

    With Hurricane Irma heading toward the mainland United States, Josh O’Connor has a tool that can help search and rescue efforts after the storm has passed. It fits in one hand and is no larger than a cell phone. In fact, it is a cell phone – one with some modifications that have already helped search parties plying the murky waters left by Hurricane Harvey. A fire specialist with the U.  Read the full story...

  • A street map of Orange, Tx.
    Information icon A portion of the map of Orange, Texas, which was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. Map by Josh O’Connor, USFWS.

    Fish and Wildlife Service responders add technology to aid Hurricane Harvey response, bolster safety

    September 2, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Josh O’Connor, a fire specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Department of the Interior, wanted to help search-and-rescue teams in five Texas counties that were in Hurricane Harvey’s devastating path. He had a powerful piece of technology that he had used to aid in fighting wildland fires that he believed could be adapted to help Texas emergency management responders speed their response activities and do it safely.  Read the full story...

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