Tag Archives: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Are those mussels legal? Two species now protected

October 2, 2013


While mussels may be tasty, beware — eating a couple of species is now a federal offense. Two species of freshwater mussels have been designated as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The mussels are only found in portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems. The agency designated 24 critical habitats in […]

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Feds designate critical habitat for Mississippi gopher frog

June 11, 2012


      The endangered Mississippi gopher frog has just been assured it’ll have some hopping-around room for some time to come. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating 6,477 acres in Mississippi and Louisiana as critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog, commonly known as the Mississippi gopher frog, the agency said […]

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Feds insist bald eagles protected – except when they’re not

March 15, 2012

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In offering a $2,500 reward recently for information leading to the arrest of the killer of a bald eagle in Lucedale, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proclaimed that “every eagle” is protected. Not exactly. A pair of the national birds in Wyoming will soon be sacrificed in a religious service that has the blessing […]

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Noxubee Refugee name change honors late FWS director Hamilton

February 15, 2012


President Obama signed into law Tuesday legislation to change the name of Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi to the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, in honor of the late director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “It is fitting that Sam’s distinguished career and extraordinary contributions to wildlife conservation – and […]

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