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  • A biologist inspects vegetation on the edge of a marsh.
    A bog on the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announces more than $19 million in grants to protect coastal wetlands across the nation

    December 22, 2010 | 5 minute read

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the award of more than $19 million to support 24 conservation projects benefiting fish and wildlife on more than 5,900 acres of coastal habitats in twelve states in the U.S. through the 2011 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. These federal grants will be matched by nearly$18.7 million in partner contributions from state and local governments, private landowners and conservation groups.  Read the full story...

  • A tiny loggerhead hatchling hustles towards the ocean.
    Loggerhead hatchling meets ocean. Photo by Becky Skiba, USFWS.

    Georgia Aquarium and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service team up to save loggerheads

    April 20, 2010 | 5 minute read

    The Georgia Aquarium, internationally recognized for aquatic animal research and conservation, is lending a hand closer to home. The Aquarium has contributed \$11,000 for sea turtle conservation on the Georgia coast as part of a fledgling alliance between the Aquarium and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Coastal America Partnership. The money was granted to the Savannah-based Caretta Research Project, the nonprofit organization that protects federally threatened loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) on the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, one of Georgia’s coastal barrier islands.  Read the full story...

  • Grassy vegetation emerges from coastal beach dunes.
    Information icon Beach mouse habitat at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Photo by Steve Robinson CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Agency draft recovery plan for St. Andrew beach mouse available for review

    April 22, 2009 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comments on a draft recovery plan for the St. Andrew beach mouse, federally listed as endangered. Currently, there are only two known core populations of this beach mouse, which occurs in Bay and Gulf Counties, Florida. Public comments will be accepted on this draft recovery plan for 60 days until June 22, 2009. The Agency Draft Recovery Plan for the St. Andrew Beach Mouse describes necessary actions for species conservation and protection, establishes criteria for identifying the recovery levels for downlisting or delisting, and estimates the time and costs for implementing the recovery measures.  Read the full story...

Wildlife

  • Shot from above: a small bee that resembles a yellow jacket perched on a yellow flower with a sand beach below.
    Information icon Gulf Coast solitary bee. Photo by Center for Biological Diversity.

    Gulf Coast solitary bee

    The Gulf Coast solitary bee is a rare inhabitant of the sandy barrier islands and landward dunes along the Gulf of Mexico extending from Horn Island, Mississippi eastward to St. Andrew’s Bay in northwest Florida.  Visit the species profile...

  • Two dark gray mussels with striations on a red towel next to a ruler for scale.
    Information icon Suwannee moccasinshells. Photo by USFWS.

    Suwannee moccasinshell

    The Suwannee moccasinshell is a small freshwater mussel that rarely exceeds 2 inches in length found only in the Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia.  Visit the species profile...

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