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Articles

  • A head-on photograph of two grey fighter jets flying in formation with a blue sky and clouds in the background.
    Information icon Two F-22 Raptors from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly in formation. Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Meneguin, U.S. Air Force.

    Biologists on bases: Fish and Wildlife joins the military

    April 26, 2017 | 6 minute read

    Melanie Kaeser is embedded with the military at Tyndall Air Force Base. She patrols the pine forests and swampy wetlands as F-16s and F-22s maneuver overhead. Her mission: protect those in harm’s way - the gopher tortoises, the St. Andrews Beach mice and the Godfrey’s butterworts.  Learn more...

  • A tiny beige tortoise walking on sandy soil.
    Baby gopher tortoise. Photo by Randy Browning, USFWS.

    Protecting military readiness and the iconic gopher tortoise at the same time

    March 24, 2017 | 6 minute read

    Tifton, Georgia – There isn’t a military base for 50 miles, but the Army plays a critical role at the Alapaha River Wildlife Management Area. A first-in-the-nation conservation plan, crafted by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and wildlife agencies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, protects at-risk gopher tortoises here while helping military bases to continue training and testing missions across the tortoise’s Southern turf.  Learn more...

Events

  • Six individuals hang a sign for the veterans fishing rodeo outside of the education center.
    Information icon Members of the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery Friends Group hang a sign in preparation for the Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo. Photo by USFWS.

    Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo

    May 3, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 EST

    Description The Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo is open to all U.S. military veterans. The event will take place rain or shine. Participants 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 contact the hatchery at (706) 838-4723 or visit us on Facebook. Location 4730 Rock Creek Road, Suches, GA 30572 (GPS doesn’t work well, please call for directions)  Learn more...

  • Six individuals hang a sign for the veterans fishing rodeo outside of the education center.
    Information icon Members of the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery Friends Group hang a sign in preparation for the Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo. Photo by USFWS.

    Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo

    May 8, 2020 09:00 - 12:00 EST

    Description The Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo is open to all U.S. military veterans. The event will take place rain or shine. Participants 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 contact the hatchery at (706) 838-4723 or visit us on Facebook. Location 4730 Rock Creek Road, Suches, GA 30572 (GPS doesn’t work well, please call for directions)  Learn more...

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