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  • A man wearing a yellow hard hat and firefighting gear

    On the front lines

    July 27, 2018 | 7 minute readAustin Griffin and Stephen McGuin are training to become wildland firefighters, an odd career choice given their unusual, at-times troubled backgrounds. Yet they’re perfect fits for a still-new training program crafted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to put a diverse and economically disadvantaged cadre of young men and women on the front firefighting lines. Learn more...

    Stephen McGuin. Photo by Nicole Vidal, USFWS.

  • Five volunteers sit under an outdoor pavillion for students at the local elementary school.

    Students go wild at school

    June 19, 2018 | 2 minute readStudents at White Oak and D.F. Walker Elementary Schools in Edenton, North Carolina, have not just been reading about wildlife; they’ve been creating homes for wildlife right in their schoolyard. Over the past two years, students, teachers and many volunteers worked together to plant over 1,000 pollinator-friendly plants, enhance a wetland, and construct a trail and seating areas so that students will have their own space to learn outside. It’s called the Sandy Ridge Outdoor Classroom and it’s the students’ new favorite place at school. Learn more...

    Local Ruritan group constructed seating area with donated materials. Photo by Kendall Smith, USFWS.

Faq

  • A small reddish-brown wolf with a large collar around its neck

    Red wolf proposed 10j rule and draft environment assessment announcement

    June 27, 2018 | 7 minute readWhat is a red wolf? The red wolf is a native North American canid, a family that includes wolves, jackals, foxes, coyotes and the domestic dog. Adult red wolves can weigh 53-84 pounds and are about four feet from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. Is the red wolf a true species? The most recent scientific publications continue to provide conflicting interpretations and support for various recommendations on the correct taxonomic status, the U. Learn more...

    Red wolf (Canis rufus) with radio collar. Photo by Ryan Nordsven, USFWS.

News

  • A huge circular cloud formation covering a huge portion of the visible earth as seen from space.

    Waters rise as storm crawls

    September 15, 2018 | 2 minute readTropical Storm Florence, no longer a hurricane, continues moving slowly across the Carolinas, dumping historic amounts of rainfall on areas already under water. After making landfall Friday morning on the North Carolina coast, the storm is now headed toward Columbia, South Carolina, said meteorologist Denver Ingram. He briefed officials Saturday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), who have been monitoring the storm from the Service’s Atlanta regional offices. Read the full story...

    Hurricane Florence is pictured from the International Space Station as a category 1 storm as it was making landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Photo by NASA.

  • The sun over a round, blue earth covered in part by an enormous circular cloud formation

    Storm weakens, wanders

    September 14, 2018 | 2 minute readHurricane Florence hit the coast of North Carolina Friday morning, weakening as it struck near Wilmington. But, even with its winds subsiding, the storm remained a threat to coastal areas in at least two states. Florence, once a Category 4 hurricane, is now Category 1, said Kevin Scasny, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) meteorologist. Though its winds, he said this morning, occasionally gusted to 90 mph. Even so, Scasny said in a telephone call with Service officials in Atlanta, the storm is a significant hazard — and will remain so for several days. Read the full story...

    Hurricane Florence from space on September 14, 2018. Photo by Ricky Arnold, NASA.

  • A circular cloud pattern as seen from space.

    Florence being felt at Coastal Wildlife Refuges

    September 13, 2018 | 2 minute readHurricane Florence’s travel plans remain somewhat uncertain, even as it nears land with the promise of once-in-a-lifetime rainfall and flooding. The storm, now a Category 2 with winds hitting 110 mph, remains aimed at Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) meteorologist Kevin Scasny told Service officials in a conference call with the agency’s Southeast regional office in Atlanta. The hurricane should strike the coastal city Friday, he said, but outer bands are already being felt at coastal wildlife refuges. Read the full story...

    Hurricane Florence as seen from the International Space Station. Photo by NASA.

  • A circular cloud formation as seen from space.

    “Dramatic shift” in hurricane’s path

    September 12, 2018 | 3 minute readHurricane Florence now appears poised to make a “big, grand tour” of several Southeastern states and elsewhere in the United States before petering out next week. That’s the assessment from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) meteorologist Kevin Scasny, who’s been tracking the storm since it whirled into life last week. “Stand by for a change in the next two days,” Scasny said in a Wednesday morning call to the Service’s Southeast regional headquarters in Atlanta, where officials are preparing for the hurricane’s landfall on Friday. Read the full story...

    A high-definition video camera outside the space station captured stark and sobering views of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm. The video was taken on Tuesday as Florence churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles per hour. Photo by ESA/NASA–A. Gerst.

  • A circular cloud seen from space.

    Service prepares for Hurricane Florence impact in Carolinas

    September 11, 2018 | 2 minute readHurricane Florence has the Carolinas in her sights. The Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 130 miles per hour, is expected to hit the North Carolina coast north of Wilmington late Thursday night, bringing a storm surge of 4-12 feet, according to Kevin Scasny, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) meteorologist. Florence has the potential to cause “catastrophic damage,” Scasny said Tuesday morning on a planning conference call conducted by the Service. Read the full story...

    Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station. Photo by Astronaut Ricky Arnold, NASA.

  • A male red wolf looks on as two pups play

    Service reopens comment period on new management rule for red wolves in North Carolina

    August 10, 2018 | 3 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period on a proposed rule to replace the existing regulations governing the nonessential experimental population of the red wolf under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On June 28, 2018, the Service published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would remove management efforts from existing private lands and instead focus continuing efforts on certain public lands in Hyde and Dare counties, North Carolina. Read the full story...

    Red wolf (Canis rufus) with pups. Photo by Valerie, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

  • A red wolf in a full run on a grassy field.

    Service proposes new management rule for non-essential, experimental population of red wolves in North Carolina

    June 27, 2018 | 3 minute readMore than 30 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners began efforts to reintroduce the endangered red wolf into the wild in North Carolina. While many of the captive-bred wolves adapted well to a wild environment, the program faced unforeseen challenges, including hybridization of wolves with coyotes and conflicts with humans. After initially increasing, the population plateaued and then declined. Today, only approximately 35 wild wolves remain, with a further 200-plus wolves in captive breeding facilities. Read the full story...

    A sprinting red wolf. Photo by Curtis Carley for USFWS.

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