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Articles

  • Three Native American men stand in front of a sign.
    Information icon Coushatta Tribe members (from left) Bertney Langley, Ernest Sickey and Gardner Rose show a sign that honors the habitat restoration partnership between the tribe and the Service. Photo courtesy of the Coushatta Tribe.

    Woven from the Landscape

    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...

  • An employee in a neon yellow shirt helps guide a heavy machine operator.
    Information icon Cory Gullett (USFWS), a member of the Aquatic Habitat Restoration Team, helps to position the new culvert into place as it is lifted by an excavator. Photo by Bryan Watkins, USFWS.

    Culvert repair partnership in Tennessee a win-win for landowner, endangered fish

    October 24, 2017 | 3 minute read

    The little laurel dace, which grows to less than two inches long, is a freshwater minnow found in only six small streams on Walden’s Ridge, part of the Cumberland Plateau in central Tennessee. The federally endangered laurel dace. Photo by Conservation Fisheries, Inc. During their breeding season in May and June, both males and females exhibit stunning colors of black, gold, silver, and red. The laurel dace lives in pools and slow runs in clear, cool streams that are surrounded by dense riverbanks covered in mountain laurel.  Learn more...

  • Purple/grey and bright orange flowers bloom in a grassy field.
    Information icon Two species of milkweed, common and butterfly, grow wild in the barrens. Milkweed is a favorite plant of monarch butterflies. Photo by J. Brent Harrel, USFWS.

    Partners join to conserve rare prairie barrens in Kentucky

    August 31, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Monarch butterflies descend on the fields in droves, drawn by the abundance of milkweed, their favorite pollinator plant. Endangered northern long-eared and Indiana bats swoop through the sky. On the ground, biodiversity abounds, with rare plants like scurf pea and false gromwell. This little Eden - 160 acres now owned by the non-profit Southern Conservation Corps (SCC) – is a combination of forest and extremely rare prairie barrens habitat in Garrard County, a mostly rural county in central Kentucky.  Learn more...

  • A many wearing a wide-brimmed hat walking through a forest next to a young longleaf pine seedling.
    Information icon Reese Thompson is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others to conserve a natural longleaf pine stand on his south Georgia land. Photo by Bill O’Brian, USFWS.

    Longleaf pine for Georgians

    August 22, 2017 | 9 minute read

    Longleaf pine trees once blanketed the landscape from southern Virginia to east Texas. They were majestic hallmarks of the Southeast.  Learn more...

  • Two finely manicured hands reach for a tiny gopher tortoise hiding in its shell on sandy soil.
    Information icon A gopher tortoise hiding in its shell. Photo by Ben Williams.

    Florida couple dedicates property to conservation

    July 20, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Ben and LouAnn Williams own approximately 3,400 acres of pinelands interspersed with bottomland hardwoods in Putnam County, Florida, between Jacksonville and Daytona Beach. Their property contributes to conservation on a regional scale because it is adjacent to publicly owned conservation areas, creating an important link in a chain of conservation lands from central Florida to the Georgia state line. Sandhill after prescribed burn. Photo by Ben Williams. In 2012, the Williams’ began establishing longleaf pine on their property and reintroduced prescribed burning.  Learn more...

  • Fuzzy yellow and purple flowers emerging from a green grass-like stalk.
    Information icon American chaffseed. Photo © Robert Sincliar. Copyright release form S://EA/Photo Permissions/american-chaffseed.pdf

    Recovery progress for the American chaffseed

    June 27, 2017 | 2 minute read

    American chaffseed is a perennial herb that has been listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act since 1992. As part of an ongoing recovery effort, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently introduced 70 seedlings in Dorchester County, South Carolina. The project included Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife biologist Joe Cockrell, Service botanist April Punsalan, and Jeff Glitzenstein, a research associate with Tall Timbers. The seedlings were planted in an open area of restored longleaf pine forest and near the edge of a restored freshwater depressional wetland on an Audubon chapter preserve.  Learn more...

  • A biologist in a red shirt poses in front of a display with a corn snake.
    Information icon Whitney Wiest, South Carolina Field Office’s Fish and Wildlife Biologist, with Penny, the corn snake. Photo, Chris Hernandez, USFWS.

    Partners for Fish and Wildlife goes “wild”

    May 22, 2017 | 2 minute read

    For the past 35 years, Charleston, South Carolina, has gone wild during the month of February. In what has become known as the largest event of its kind in the nation, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition never fails to disappoint. The three-day art and wildlife exposition exceeded attendance records this year with over 43,000 attendees. Chris Hernandez, South Carolina Field Office’s Coastal Program Biologist, with Penny, the corn snake.  Learn more...

  • $425,000 in recovery funding to help restore wildlife habitat on Western North Carolina private lands

    November 10, 2009 | 3 minute read

    As part of the federal economic stimulus effort, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has awarded $425,000 in grants to three western North Carolina non-profits to help restore wildlife habitat on private lands. The Little Tennessee Watershed Association, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, and the Blue Ridge Resource Conservation and Development Council will use the funds for stream and wetland restoration projects on private lands in three of the Service’s priority areas: the Little Tennessee River watershed, the Upper French Broad River watershed, and the Upper Nolichucky River watershed — each home to federally endangered species.  Learn more...

  • A tiny turtle in the palm of a hand.
    Information icon A tiny bog turtle. Photo by Rosie Walunas, USFWS.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gives $115,000 to help Mitchell and Yancey County streams

    October 22, 2008 | 2 minute read

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced it’s awarding $115,000 in grants to improve water and stream quality and help ensure fish and other aquatic life can freely move up and downstream in the Upper Nolichucky River Basin, “The Upper Nolichucky River is a priority focus area for conservation and the Service remains committed to helping local people and local organizations restore and protect it,” said Anita Goetz, a biologist with the Service.  Learn more...

Podcasts

  • A group of children runs through shallow water with a net in the foreground.
    Collecting fish in the North Toe River. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Economic impact of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program

    May 26, 2014 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. We all stood on the bank of Mitchell County’s North Toe River, watching as the track hoe chipped away at the old, decrepit Spruce-Pine dam. Removing the crumbling dam allowed fish to move upstream and take advantage of that habitat, and removed a safety hazard for local paddlers. The dam’s removal was paid for in part by Partners for Fish and Wildlife, a program of the U.  Learn more...

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