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  • Ten plus monarch butterflies perched on a single yellow plant.
    Information icon Monarch butterflies gathering in Chenier Plain coastal prairie. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    Monarchs on the ranch

    April 18, 2019 | 3 minute read

    Perryville, Arkansas -— Diamond TR Ranch is a 340-acre working ranch located on Arkansas Highway 10 west of Little Rock. The ranch is divided by the Maumelle River which provides 95 percent of the input for Lake Maumelle, a source of drinking water for about 450,000 residents of central Arkansas. When I first pulled up to the ranch I was greeted by a man who had clearly been up since before sunrise.  Learn more...
  • A man standing in front of a large pine tree trunk
    Information icon Tarver, who grew up in Alabama, is a longleaf fan. His property, 200 miles south of Atlanta, is named Longleaf Plantation. Photo by Mark Davis, USFWS.

    Safe harbor for woodpeckers

    January 29, 2018 | 8 minute read

    Newton, Georgia – They’d probably spent 20 minutes touring the forest when the agent and potential buyer stopped. The client took it all in – the southwest Georgia sky, a blue that got only deeper as it reached to heaven; and, closer to earth, the longleaf pines, their brilliant green needles prickling that lovely sky. That was enough for Charley Tarver. He turned to the agent. Charley Tarver bought a plantation in southwest Georgia 18 years ago and has turned it into a habitat for the red cockaded woodpecker, or RCW.  Learn more...
  • Two biologists check on the health of a sedated Louisiana black bear
    Information icon The Service’s David Soileau (right) examines a tranquilized Louisiana Black Bear as part of an effort to study the recovery of the species’ population. Photo by USFWS.

    David Soileau: bringing the Louisiana black bear back from the brink

    March 10, 2016 | 2 minute read

    The Louisiana black bear recovery work of people like biologist/land conservation specialist David Soileau has been so successful that sightings of the species is no longer such an uncommon occurrence.  Learn more...
  • Conservationists from the Natural Resources Conservation Service gather around the hood of a truck to investigate paperwork
    Information icon As the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s State Conservationist for Louisiana, Kevin Norton (center) has partnered with many people, to the benefit of the Louisiana black bear.

    Easement program a win-win for landowners and black bears

    March 10, 2016 | 2 minute read

    The rapid expansion of agriculture in the state of Louisiana was one of the factors pushing the Louisiana black bear to the edge of extinction. USDA’s Kevin Norton plays a key role in ensuring the bear has habitat while farmers benefit from restoring and conserving their land.  Learn more...
  • A biologist taking a health assessment for a tranquilized bear
    Information icon Dwight LeBlanc with bear named “Liberty.” The bear was eating watermelons and corn and overturning beehives near Woodville, Wilkinson County, MS. Photo courtesy of Dwight LeBlanc.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife services plays key role in Louisiana black bear recovery

    March 10, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Back in the old days – in the early 90’s – when the Louisiana black bear was first listed under the Endangered Species Act, the Black Bear Conservation Committee (BBCC) was formed and USDA’s Wildlife Services was a key component. “We suggested to the first chair of the group that in order for recovery to succeed, they had to address the human/bear conflicts that would arise – both immediate and future conflicts – as a result of increasing numbers of bears,” said Dwight LeBlanc, Louisiana Wildlife Services state director.  Learn more...

Endangered-Species-Act

  • A brownish-yellow salamander sanding on a mossy rock with large round eyes.
    The Pigeon Mountain salamander is no longer at-risk of needing federal protection. Photo by John P. Clare, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    At-risk species conservation

    The Endangered Species Act provides a variety of ways for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and our partners to conserve and recover species while reducing regulatory burden.  Learn more...
  • A small gopher tortoise with tan shell standing on sandy grass covered soil.
    Information icon Gopher tortoise. Photo by Randy Browning, USFWS.

    Voluntary Conservation Tools

    If you or someone you know would like to manage property to conserve wildlife and natural resources we’re here to help!  Learn more...

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