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  • A deep red, wooden baseball bat commemorating the opening of Fayetteville’s new baseball stadium

    Endangered woodpecker is baseball’s newest mascot

    November 13, 2018 | 3 minute readMinor League Baseball has a new mascot, a new team: the Fayetteville Woodpeckers. The team, based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, has adopted the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker to adorn team caps, shirts and other items. Note the bat; that bird’s been busy. Photo courtesy of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers. Take a look at the all-new mascot for the all-new Fayetteville Woodpeckers Minor League Baseball team. Note the fierce gleam in the eye, topped by a scarlet crest. Learn more...

    A baseball bat commemorating the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina’s bew baseball stadium groundbreaking - August 21, 2017. Photo by the City of Fayetteville.

  • A man wearing an orange Tennessee NWR shirt releases a brownish grey bird, which takes flight.

    Banded together

    September 4, 2018 | 8 minute readNew Johnsonville, Tennessee — They gathered in a large group, more than 100. They didn’t know it yet, but they were about to help science. That began when Clayton Ferrell into their midst and selected one Aix sponsa ­– a wood duck. He held her with his left hand. His right grasped a set of needle-nose pliers. Something flashed in the sun — a small piece of aluminum, slightly curved, with a number engraved on it. Learn more...

    A wood duck heads skyward after banding as Bill Ross watches. Photo by Mark Davis, USFWS.

  • hundreds of birds dot a small island below a bright blue sky.

    Meet the Gulf Restoration Office

    May 31, 2018 | 3 minute readAs the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rolled into fiscal year 2018, we ushered in many exciting changes to our Gulf of Mexico restoration initiative that emerged from the Global Settlement for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This comprehensive legal settlement resolved the governments’ civil claims under the Clean Water Act and natural resources damage claims under the Oil Pollution Act stemming from the 2010 disaster in the Gulf, the largest offshore oil spill in history. Learn more...

    DOI is leading a $72 million restoration of Breton Island off the coast of Louisiana that will benefit brown pelicans, terns, skimmers and gulls. Photo by Brian Spears, USFWS.

  • A building built on steel footings ready for hurricane force winds.

    Service facilities built to withstand nature’s worst

    November 9, 2017 | 5 minute readHurricanes are never welcome, but they can prompt changes in buildings to make them better, stronger, and more capable of handling high water and even higher winds. Learn more...

    The rebuilt Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge visitor's center built to withstand future storms.

  • A man posing for a selfie in front of the Pelican Island NWR sign.

    Jeremy Edwardson, deputy project leader at the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge Complex

    August 14, 2017 | 3 minute readWhen Jeremy Edwardson tells you he always wanted the type of job he has with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, you can take him at his word. While still only an undergraduate pursuing a Bachelor of Science in wildlife management at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, he’d already built an impressive wildlife-related resume. He was a member of the student chapter of the Wildlife Society; had served as the president of the student chapter of Ducks Unlimited; was a part-owner and the wildlife manager of a hunting outfitting business; had been a wildlife program guide at a prestigious hunting lodge; had led hunts for youths as a certified huntmaster with the Texas Youth Hunting Program; and had worked as a biological science aid as an intern at the Service’s Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more...

    Jeremy Edwardson stands before a sign for Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. The island was turned into a national refuge for birds in 1903. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Edwardson, USFWS.

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  • A small black bird flies over a lush green marsh

    Proposed listing for the eastern black rail

    October 5, 2018 | 12 minute readWhat action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking? The Service is proposing to protect the eastern black rail, a small secretive marsh bird native to the United States, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Partially migratory, the eastern black rail is known in as many as 36 states, plus multiple territories and countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America. It is one of four subspecies of black rail, which live in salt, brackish, and freshwater marshes. Learn more...

    Eastern black rail in flight – Texas, April 2016. Photo © Jesse Huth, used with permission, Huth Avian Services.

  • A patterned black and gray snake blends in to the strewn, dark pine needles on the forest floor.

    Listing of the Louisiana pinesnake under the ESA, and the Louisiana pinesnake proposed 4(d) rule

    April 5, 2018 | 8 minute readWhat action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) taking? The Service is listing the Louisiana pinesnake, a reptile from Louisiana and Texas, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service is also proposing a rule under section 4(d) of the ESA that would reduce regulatory burdens while providing for the conservation of the snake. The Service is opening a 30-day comment period on the proposed 4(d) rule for citizens to provide additional scientific information that will assist us in making a final determination. Learn more...

    Louisiana pinesnake. Photo by Michael Sealy, USFWS.

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