Southwest Region
Conserving the Nature of America
Southwest Region USFWS facebook page Southwest Region USFWS page Southwest region USFWS Flikr page USFWS YouTube site
Two Texas Songbird Populations Improving Thanks to Efforts by Largest U.S. Army Installation
August 2017

Golden cheeked warbler, left and the black capped vireo, right. Credit: USFWS.

 

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle and Col. Fox attend the prestigious Military Conservation Partner Award. Credit: USFWS.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized Fort Hood as the recipient of the prestigious Military Conservation Partner Award.  The award was presented to Colonel Todd Fox U.S. Army Garrison Commander for Fort Hood, The 2017 Military Conservation Partner Award serves as a symbol of the Southwest Region's appreciation for our partnership with Fort Hood and recognizes their outstanding contributions to natural resource conservation.”

 

 

Dan accepting his award at the recent Intermountain West Joint Venture board meeting. Credit: USFWSColonel Todd Fox, U.S. Army Garrison Commander, Fort Hood, addresses the audience. Credit: USFWS.

More 75 people attended the Award Ceremony, held in the West Atrium of the III Corps Headquarters at Fort Hood including Copperas Cove Mayor Frank Seffrood, Killeen Mayor Jose Segarra, Harker Heights Mayor Spencer Smith, Texas State Representative Hugh Shine, and representatives from the offices of Senator John Cornyn, Congressman John Carter and Congressman Roger Williams.

Fort Hood is one of the Army’s premier installations and the largest installation in the continental U.S., encompassing 218,824 acres in Bell and Coryell counties, Texas. It provides 103 ranges and multiple training areas for military exercises, conducting the full range of mission-related training activities. The Fort also manages the largest known populations of the endangered golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo. The Service has worked in cooperation with the military to conserve fish and wildlife resources found on the 30 million acres of land owned and managed by the Department of Defense since passage of the Sikes Act more than 46 years ago. Under the Sikes Act, many military installations have accomplished exceptional conservation work through partnerships with other agencies.​

Last updated: October 3, 2017July 31, 2018er">

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Home Page

About the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior
USA.gov
Accessibility
Privacy
Notices

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with
others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and
their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

All images Credit to and Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unless specified otherwise.


DOI Children's Privacy Statement
Southwest Home
R2 Photo Credits
Contact Us
Disclaimer
FOIA
line
HOME SCIENCE WILDLIFE
REFUGES
ECOLOGICAL
SERVICES
FISHERIES MIGRATORY
BIRDS
LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWSROOM GET INVOLVED
About the Region Our Approach Find a Refuge Endangered Species About Us Migratory Birds Contacts by State News Releases Permits
RD's Corner Advancing Science Biology Electronic Library Aquatic Invasive Species Staff & Functions State Agencies FWS Field Notes Working w/ Tribes
Working w/ Tribes Our Stories Fire Management Environmental
Contaminants
Native American
Trust
Migratory Bird Partners Agent Inspector
Jobs
Publications Jobs
Grants - WSFR Climate Change Planning Energy Education & Outreach Joint Ventures Permit
Information
Federal Register Volunteering
Student Opportunities Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Visitor Services Partners Program Contact Us Eagle Permits CITES
Information
Digital Library Duck Stamps
Regional Media Gallery Surrogate Species Volunteering Texas Coastal Program   Permits Hunting Information   Let's Go Outside
Contact Us   Water Resources National Wetlands
Inventory
    Wildlife Trafficking   America's Great Outdoors
 USFWS Home     Field Offices     Service Law
Enforcement
  Contact Us