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Tag: Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office

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  • Biologist Maria Davidson wearing camoflage holding a Louisiana black bear cub
    Information icon The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Maria Davidson enjoys some up-close-and-personal time with a Louisiana black bear cub. Photo by USFWS.

    Bear biologist Maria Davidson educates people, relocates wayward bears

    March 10, 2016 | 2 minute read

    State of Louisiana employee Maria Davidson’s public outreach, relocation of “nuisance” bear and partnership efforts has helped the Louisiana black bear population recover.  Learn more...

  • Two biologists check on the health of a sedated Louisiana black bear
    Information icon The Service’s David Soileau (right) examines a tranquilized Louisiana Black Bear as part of an effort to study the recovery of the species’ population. Photo by USFWS.

    David Soileau: bringing the Louisiana black bear back from the brink

    March 10, 2016 | 2 minute read

    The Louisiana black bear recovery work of people like biologist/land conservation specialist David Soileau has been so successful that sightings of the species is no longer such an uncommon occurrence.  Learn more...

  • Three small black bear cubs yawning in unison.
    Louisiana black bear cubs. Photo by Brad Young, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

    Debbie Fuller: working hard at work worth doing

    March 10, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Endangered Species Coordinator Debbie Fuller reflects on the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing: to help the threatened Louisiana black bear population recover.  Learn more...

  • Conservationists from the Natural Resources Conservation Service gather around the hood of a truck to investigate paperwork
    Information icon As the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s State Conservationist for Louisiana, Kevin Norton (center) has partnered with many people, to the benefit of the Louisiana black bear.

    Easement program a win-win for landowners and black bears

    March 10, 2016 | 2 minute read

    The rapid expansion of agriculture in the state of Louisiana was one of the factors pushing the Louisiana black bear to the edge of extinction. USDA’s Kevin Norton plays a key role in ensuring the bear has habitat while farmers benefit from restoring and conserving their land.  Learn more...

News

  • Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.
    White fringeless orchid. Photo by USFWS.

    Southeastern orchid placed on federal threatened and endangered species list

    September 13, 2016 | 5 minute read

    Cookeville, Tennessee – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is adding the white fringeless orchid to the federal list of threatened and endangered species, as a threatened species to protect and conserve the rare plant. While the orchid is found in six Southern states – Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi - populations are small, isolated, and face a wide array of threats across their range. Because of the threat of collection, the Service is not designating critical habitat for this plant.  Read the full story...

  • Two birds on a grassy plain.
    Male greater sage-grouse struts for female. Photo by Jeannie Stafford, USFS.

    Service creates ESA listing workplan to provide predictability and encourage proactive conservation of imperiled wildlife

    September 1, 2016 | 4 minute read

    As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the effectiveness and implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and provide the best possible conservation for our nation’s imperiled wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released today its National Listing Workplan for addressing ESA listing and critical habitat decisions over the next seven years. This announcement comes as Service biologists wrap up work on a previous list of more than 250 species that had been identified as candidates for protection under the ESA.  Read the full story...

  • A small mouse white white belly and sand-colored back hides behind beach vegetation.
    Information icon Alabama beach mouse. Photo by USFWS.

    Fish and Wildlife Service conducting five-year status reviews of 22 Southeastern species

    August 30, 2016 | 5 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 15 endangered and seven threatened species occurring across the southeastern United States. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before October 31, 2016. These reviews will ensure listing classifications under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) reflect the latest available information and data. In addition to reviewing the classification of these species, a five-year review presents an opportunity to track the species’ recovery progress, and may benefit species by providing valuable information to guide future conservation efforts.  Read the full story...

  • TWo biologists on a beach wearing gloves photograph and document a dead sea gull.
    Information icon A USFWS biologist documents the GPS coordinates for a dead gull found in Gulfport, Mississippi, during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photo by Bonnie Strawser, USFWS.

    Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed as many as 102,000 birds across 93 species

    June 1, 2016 | 5 minute read

    In order to hold those responsible for an oil spill accountable for injury and death of wildlife biologists estimate the total number of animals killed, which can be a difficult process.  Read the full story...

  • Bright green needles emerge from a central cone of a longleaf pine tree
    Information icon Longleaf pine needles. Photo by Dot Paul, USDA NRCS.

    Seeing the forest for the trees

    April 6, 2016 | 3 minute read

    More than 30 animal species that depend on longleaf pine forests are federally listed as endangered or threatened, and many more are considered to be at-risk. This is why the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with partners to restore longleaf pine across the southeastern United States.  Read the full story...

  • A close up photo of a gray-silver salamander walking on a layer of wet moss.
    Information icon Cheoah bald salamander. Photo by Andy Kraemer, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Four Southeastern species do not require federal protection, two others under further review

    March 15, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a batch of 90-day findings affecting a variety of species across the nation. Biologists have determined the following species found in the southeastern United States do not require further review for federal protection at this time: Cheoah bald salamander in North Carolina Monito skink in Puerto Rico Southern dusky salamander in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and possibly South Carolina South Mountain gray-cheeked salamander in North Carolina.  Read the full story...

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