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Several species of reptiles, amphibians beings considered for federal protection

...amphibian species and seven reptiles, including the hard-biting, spiky-shelled alligator snapping turtle, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.The Fish and Wildlife Service said this week that those species will undergo further study...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-07-10/several-species-reptiles
Ga. wildlife document shows successes, setbacks

...were in on the two-year drafting process to update the State Wildlife Action Plan first enacted 10 years ago. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requires each state to update plans every decade in order to receive federal grants that pay the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-08/ga-wildlife-document-shows-s
Okefenokee is an ever-changing ecological wonder

...and his wife, Joy, honeymooned there in 1984. They now own Okefenokee Adventures, a concession authorized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to offer tours and other visitor services inside the refuge's east entrance."People also come...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2015-05-30/okefenokee-eve
Georgia trout streams to stay open year round

...will be coming to those streams and lakes, thanks to a funding agreement between the Tennessee Valley Authority, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state agencies in Georgia and Tennessee.The agreement keeps open three fish hatcheries that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2015-05-14/georgia-trout-st
Nearly 150 gopher tortoises released in Georgia to help restore threatened reptile population

...because of ants near their pen.The research project was funded by a state grant for nongame wildlife programs from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that totaled $90,000 after matching funds, said Tracey Tuberville, SREL associate research...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-05/nearly-150-gopher-tortoises-r
Georgia solar industry growth threatening state's gopher tortoise population

...Power, the state's largest utility provider, to protect the gopher tortoise.Don Imm, a state supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said areas occupied by the reptiles are often cheap, unused agriculture land preferred by developers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-16/georgia-solar-industry-growth
Alligator snapper turtles slow to recover from heavy decline

...Saturday in many parts of the state.Georgia DNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000...Department of Natural Resources or our partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be stocked by opening day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-03-28/alligator-snapper-turtle
Pavey: Beavers aren't eager to see visitors

...Department of Natural Resources, a project to restore them was carried out during the winter of 1940-41, when the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released six beavers (captured in Georgia) at the Sandhills Wildlife Refuge in Chesterfield County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-04-04/pavey-beavers-arent-eage
Across South Carolina

...that killed 27 animals at a Wellford animal park.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a complaint to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service alleging that the Jan. 9 fire at Holly wild Animal Park resulted in the deaths of eight lemurs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-24/across-south-carolina
3 men sentenced for killing protected hawks, owls in Jasper County

...they're often trapped for days.Acting on a confidential tip, agents with the state Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service installed cameras on the plantation over a two-year period. Surveillance video showed Argetsinger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-29/3-men-sentenced-killin