Tag: Native American
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September 27, 2018 | 9 minute read
Egmont Key, Florida — The history of this spit of an island is without parallel. Sadly, the Key itself could soon be history. Native Americans, for example, hunted the island at the mouth of Tampa Bay centuries ago. Spanish explorers mapped it in the 1500s. Billy Bowlegs and Polly Parker, Seminole Indian legends, were imprisoned here during the so-called Third Seminole War. Palms on the key’s western beach killed by the rising, salty gulf waters. Learn more...
January 23, 2018 | 4 minute read
Before the United States was settled by Europeans, longleaf pine forests covered about 90 million acres of the Southeast. Most of these forests were logged for turpentine and lumber, and by 1975 they had been reduced to about 5 million acres. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is working with countless private landowners, state and federal agencies and conservation groups, to restore the glory of the longleaf. The motivation for many of these conservationists is to help the many at-risk and endangered birds and wildlife that thrive in longleaf forests from the red-cockaded woodpecker to the gopher tortoise. Learn more...
July 12, 2017 | 13 minute read
It meanders 137 miles through the wild heart of Georgia, a blackwater beauty that nourishes longleaf pine forests, cypress swamps, saltwater estuaries and the barrier islands that protect the Atlantic coast and migratory birds alike. Learn more...
March 28, 2017 | 4 minute read
On Tuesday, March 28, a large yellow machine with a pile driver affixed to its arm clanked onto the concrete shoulder of lock and dam No. 6 on the Green River. Its operator lifted the driver, a slender length of steel ending in a point. He aimed it at a spot where workers had toiled to build a wall a century earlier. Learn more...
April 13, 2016 | 4 minute read
Florida is considered “Ground Zero” in America’s fight against the spread of non-native species with more non-native reptile and amphibian species than anywhere else in the world. Learn more...
Deputy Secretary Bernhardt announces more than $52 million in federal funding to bolster tribal, state wildlife conservation projects
August 15, 2017 | 4 minute read
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced more than $52 million in funding to Native American tribes and state wildlife agencies through the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program and the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program. The funds, which are provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, give critical support for a diverse array of species and habitats across the country. Under the SWG program, more than $48 million will support imperiled species and habitats listed in approved state wildlife action plans. Read the full story...
February 23, 2016 | 4 minute read
Power companies, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and state and federal agencies have come together to conserve the sicklefin redhorse, a fish found in only six Appalachian counties worldwide and being considered for the federal endangered species list. The sicklefin redhorse is found in Jackson, Macon, Swain, Clay, and Cherokee counties, North Carolina; and Towns County, Georgia. It was only recently discovered to be a distinct species, triggered by the 1992 observations of Roanoke College’s Robert Jenkins. Read the full story...
Revised policy strengthens Service–Native American tribal collaboration for conservation of shared natural heritage
January 20, 2016 | 3 minute read
Native American leaders and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) officials gathered today to recognize new measures to strengthen the agency’s 20-year-old policy guiding government-to-government relations between tribes and the agency. Service Director Dan Ashe signed the updated Native American Policy (NAP) during a Washington, D.C., ceremony attended by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Michael Bean and numerous tribal representatives. The Service manages lands and resources of great importance to tribes. Read the full story...
May 28, 2010 | 4 minute read
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will re-open Bo Ginn National Fish Hatchery in Millen, Georgia. The transfer occurred through an agreement negotiated in December 2009 with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which has overseen the hatchery since 1996. Bo Ginn NFH becomes the 71st hatchery in the National Fish Hatchery System. The Service expects to bring the hatchery, spread over 100 acres, into operation in the spring of 2011, at least on a limited scale, and to have it fully operational by 2012. Read the full story...
April 27, 2010 | 6 minute read
The petite Key deer is dependent on fresh water in a place where fresh water can sometimes be scarce – the Florida Keys, the only place where the Key deer lives. At National Key Deer Refuge, fresh water collects in small ponds that form in the limestone, known as solution holes, providing life for the refuge’s federally listed Key deer population. But are the solution holes plentiful enough, and fresh enough, to support the refuge’s deer? Read the full story...