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Tag: Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

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  • A team of USFWS employees gather in a circle for directions from Incident Commander Sami Gray.
    Information icon Incident commander Sami Gray holds a morning briefing. Photo by Dan Chapman, USFWS.

    A tough woman gets the job done

    October 16, 2017 | 10 minute read

    Big Pine Key, Florida – It was hot already at 8 a.m. with temperatures expected to soar under a cloudless, tropical sky. The men and few women gathered at the Nut Farm, a former coconut tree plantation tucked amid downed trees and storm-wracked buildings, were receiving their daily marching orders. It had been a week since Irma and her 180 mph winds came ashore a couple of Keys over, and the U.  Learn more...

  • Layne Hamilton, project leader at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

    October 11, 2017 | 3 minute read

    “I was lucky and grew up with parents curious about the wild world,“ says Layne Hamilton, project leader of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Merritt Island National Wildlife Complex. When Layne was a child, her mother “would walk in with a garter snake in hand and say, ‘Look at this little tongue! Look, the little eyes are so cute.’  Learn more...

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  • A tall, grey bird with red markings on its face laying low in the flooded grass
    Information icon Mississippi sandhill crane incubating its nest. Photo by USFWS.

    Endangered Mississippi sandhill cranes reintroduced to the wild

    December 17, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Yulee, Florida — White Oak Conservation is pleased to announce that three endangered Mississippi sandhill cranes that hatched this spring at White Oak were reintroduced to the wild last week at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge near Gautier, Mississippi. The three were released in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Audubon Species Survival Center. Only about 130 Mississippi sandhill cranes and 34 breeding pairs remain in the wild.  Read the full story...

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