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  • An orange caution sign warns about smoke ahead.
    Information icon A prescribed fire at Savannah NWR in Georgia. Photo by Judy Doyle, USFWS.

    2009 prescribed burning projections announced for Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

    January 9, 2009 | 3 minute read

    Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is busy preparing for another prescribed burn season. Generally, the burn season begins in the fall and runs through mid-spring, but the 2008 fall weather conditions were not conducive to burning. In addition, some units may be burned outside this range to accomplish management objectives. Prescribed burns are management-ignited fires conducted for specific management objectives under specified conditions. Objectives include reducing pine straw, dead grass, shrubs, and other vegetation that could fuel an uncontrolled wildfire, as well as rejuvenating marshes and other habitat types by removing dead grass and encroaching shrubs.  Read the full story...

  • An adult red wolf walking stealthily in a caged enclosure at the zoo.
    Information icon Adult Red wolf. Photo by Brad McPhee, Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability of the red wolf five-year review

    October 10, 2007 | 2 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today the completion and availability of the five-year status review of the red wolf. After reviewing all of the best scientific and commercially available information and data, the Service recommended that the current listing classification for the red wolf remain unchanged. This means the world’s only wild red wolf population, restored in North Carolina, continues to have non-essential, experimental status. Red wolves located at island propagation sites and in captive breeding facilities continue to have full endangered status.  Read the full story...


  • An adult wolf wearing a transmitter collar.
    Information icon A collared red wolf in the wild in North Carolina. Photo © John Troth, used with permission.

    Red wolf

    Once common throughout the Eastern and South Central United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the early 20th century as a result of intensive predator control programs and the degradation and alteration of the species’ habitat. When the red wolf was designated endangered in 1967, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated the Red Wolf Recovery Program in an effort to conserve and recover the species.  Visit the species profile...

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