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  • Large brick building.
    Information icon Mammoth Spring Aquatic Conservation Center. Photo by Sara Seagraves, USFWS.

    Southeast Region snags Environmental Leadership awards

    March 16, 2018 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Region swept both of the Interior’s 2017 Environmental Leadership awards for energy conservation accomplishments in 2016. Congratulations to Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge and Mammoth Springs National Fish Hatchery, both located in Arkansas, for facility upgrades that won them Refuge of the Year and Fish Hatchery of the Year, respectively. Both facilities achieved LEED Silver status from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2016.  Learn more...

  • Two Southeast Region employees nominated for national science awards

    February 28, 2018 | 3 minute read

    Every year, the Service honors science leadership through three national awards. This year, the Southeast Region has two nominees for those awards, Bill Uihlein and Yvonne Allen. Both have demonstrated visionary leadership and innovation in helping the Service use science to address complex problems. Allen, an ecologist from the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative, has been nominated for the Rachel Carson Award. This award recognizes scientific excellence through the rigorous application of science to a conservation problem.  Learn more...


  • A white/gray butterfly with black spots blends into a flower bloom of similar color and markings.
    The endangered Miami blue butterfly feeds on a flower. © Holly Salvato. Used with permission.

    Five-Year Reviews of Listed Species

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducts reviews of the status of threatened and endangered species once every five years. Learn more and read the most current review of species found in the southeastern United States.  Learn more...


  • A biologist in warm clothes looks through binoculars in a dormant field with tall grassy vegetation.
    Information icon Service biologist Sue Cameron searches for birds. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Science in the Southeast

    Employees within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service use science on a daily basis as the foundation for carrying out our mission. Learn how we use science and discover online tools for natural resources conservation.  Learn more...

  • Tall mature trees line a wide river.
    Cooks Lake at Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas. Photo by Garry Tucker, USFWS.

    Science Resources for Conservation Planning

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service presents here a summary of online resources like reports, databases, mapping tools, journals and more a to support science-based management of America’s natural resources.  Learn more...

  • Birds splashing water as they fly off of a lake.
    Information icon Mallards taking flight. Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS.

    Science Support Partnership Project Map

    Through the Science Support Partnership (SSP) Program, the Service partners with USGS to provide the critical science information required to effectively manage our nation’s resources.  Learn more...

  • A flock of hundreds birds of various species in a marsh on the Chenier Plain.
    Information icon Mixed flock on the Cheneir Plain. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    Project List

    Search and filter Science Support Partnership (SSP) Program projects online.  Learn more...

  • Students gather around a seine in a stream.
    Each year local watershed group Haywood Waterways gets every 8th-grade student in North Carolina’s Haywood County outside exploring the Pigeon River. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Peer Review

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has always consulted experts to ensure that our decisions are based on sound science, through this peer review process we follow the guidelines for Federal agencies spelled out in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review released December 16, 2004. Part of the peer review process is to provide information on the Web about how each peer review is to be conducted, as described in this checklist.  Learn more...

  • Two biologists hold a net in a small stream.
    Seining on the Cane River in North Carolina. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.


    The Service’s mission is “working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people”. We recognize that we can’t do this work alone. To achieve our mission, the Service depends on partnerships with federal, state, non-government entities, and individuals. Research conducted within the Service and through our scientific partnerships (highlighted below) helps ensure that our decisions can be informed by sound science.  Learn more...

  • Science and Science Policy Frequently Asked Questions

    Where can I find FWS policy concerning staff publishing in scientific journals? Read the requirements for employees publishing scientific information in any outlet, including Service reports, reports for other agencies, Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, North American Fauna, and non-Service peer-reviewed journals. You can also review the Journal for Fish and Wildlife Management’s guide for authors. As a FWS employee can I be associated with a University through an affiliate or adjunct appointment?  Learn more...

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