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  • A green and blue LiDAR image showing subtle differences in elevation caused by the presence of a historic factory
    Information icon An image captured by laser imagery depicts shell rings at Raleigh Island on the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Ten centuries ago, the island was the site of a bead-making operation. Photo by Ken Sassaman, the University of Florida.

    A refuge gives up its secret

    November 12, 2019 | 4 minute read

    Today, it is the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, but long-ago it was a factory where natural resources became treasures. Native Americans transformed the shells of lightning whelks into products in demand far beyond the shores where they were made. Working in what is now western Florida, craftsmen turned those shells into beads. By the time Europeans arrived at those Gulf coast flatlands about 500 years ago, the bead-making operation had been operating for centuries.  Learn more...

  • Two dozen or more conservationists gather for a discussion at high altitude on a cold, foggy morning.
    Information icon Service biologist, Sue Cameron, gives instructions on planting red spruce. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Mapping the sky islands

    October 9, 2019 | 7 minute read

    Asheville, North Carolina — On November 24, 1983, a Cessna 414A left Chicago en route to Sylva, North Carolina, a small town just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The plane’s last radar contact showed an altitude of 6,100 feet. About a mile later, at an altitude of about 6,000 feet, it crashed into the ridge between Waterrock Knob and Mount Lynn Lowery, in North Carolina’s Plott Balsam Mountains — the last mountain range before descending to Sylva.  Learn more...

  • 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...

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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