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Veterans carry their hog through a swamp.

Hog heaven

March 28, 2018 | 3 minute readFeral pigs are widely considered a nuisance species. The wild hogs cause an estimated $1.5 billion in property damage every year all over the United States on both public and private lands, according to the Mississippi State University Center for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts. They are an invasive species that can disrupt entire food chains. “They’re really bad for the ecosystem,” said Craig Sasser, refuge manager at Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. Learn more...

Two wounded warriors and a volunteer, accompanied by a cameraman, carry a feral pig through the swamp at Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by SOWW.

A man standing in front of a large pine tree trunk

Safe harbor for woodpeckers

January 29, 2018 Learn more...

Tarver, who grew up in Alabama, is a longleaf fan. His property, 200 miles south of Atlanta, is named Longleaf Plantation. Photo by Mark Davis, USFWS.

Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery presents certificates honoring volunteer support

November 30, 2017 | 1 minute readChattahoochee Forest project leader Kelly Taylor and program assistant Crystal Thomas met with community representatives and volunteers in October, including representatives from Trout Unlimited chapters, government agencies, local newspapers, chambers of commerce, and a local radio station. Project leader Kelly Taylor presented appreciation certificates for volunteer support provided throughout the hatchery’s 2017 fishing and outreach events, including the Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo, Special Kids Fishing Rodeo, Seniors Fishing Rodeo and Family Fishing Festival. Learn more...

A woodpecker perched on a tree with a bug in its mouth

The woodpecker’s journey

November 20, 2017It was getting dark. A light rain fell. Distant thunder rolled across the steamy, late-summer sky. The hunters were apprehensive. Their prey: endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers. Learn more...

A red-cockaded woodpecker has dinner outside its nesting cavity. Photo by USFWS.

A military officer in uniform releases a gopher tortoise next to a burrow.

Boosting the gopher tortoise

August 22, 2017 Learn more...

Col. Matthew Higer, 96th Test Wing vice commander, bends down to release a gopher tortoise into its new home deep within the Eglin Air Force Base. Photo by Samuel King Jr., U.S. Air Force.

A sunrises over a stream.

Soul River meets Loxahatchee

July 26, 2017 | 2 minute readIn mid-June, five inner city youths from Portland, Oregon, visited the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to meet with staff members, learn about careers in natural resources, and understand the importance of the refuge and the mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The three-day visit was sponsored by Soul River Inc., a non-profit organization that introduces military veteran mentors and inner city youth to numerous outdoor and cultural experiences to promote leadership and environmental awareness. Learn more...

Sunrise at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR. Photo by Phil Kloer, USFWS.

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