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  • Heavy machinery begins pounding away at a concrete dam.
    Photo by Mark Davis, USFWS.

    Dam going, nature returning

    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...

  • Mature trees form a canopy shading the river from the sun.
    Conasauga River shaded by trees. Photo by USFWS.

    Saving an endangered southern river

    March 22, 2017 | 6 minute read

    Crandall, Georgia – The Conasauga River courses through Jimmy Petty’s corn, bean and dairy farm near the Tennessee line. The Conasauga River flows through Jimmy Petty’s farm near Crandall, Ga. Photo by Dan Chapman, USFWS. Petty and his brothers own seven miles of riverfront, much of it covered one recent morning in bright green winter wheat, along both sides of the Conasauga. The mountains of the Chattahoochee National Forest offer a postcard-perfect backdrop.  Learn more...

  • Heavy machine operator Rick Campbell wearing a hard hat.
    Rick Campbell hammers away at the decripit dam. Photo by Mark Cantrell, USFWS>

    Cecil, Campbell, and the Southeast Region’s vision

    August 22, 2016 | 3 minute read

    A day after the Fit for the Future of Conservation training workshop wrapped up, Ricky Campbell, project leader for Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery, headed northeast from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to just outside Brookford, North Carolina, where he and a team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees would begin to take down the Shuford Mills Dam. This team was getting ready to put this new vision to work. During the four-hour drive to Brookford, Campbell couldn’t quit thinking about the discussions triggered by the training around the vision, aligning our work for the future, and setting ourselves up to execute the work needed to make the vision real.  Learn more...

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