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Several species of reptiles, amphibians beings considered for federal protection

...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 to decide...

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

...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 majority...

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

...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 here to...

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

...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 together...

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

...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 scientist...

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

...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

...many parts of the state.Georgia DNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout during...of Natural Resources or our partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be stocked by opening day, March 28...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-03-28/alligator-snapper-turtle
3 men sentenced for killing protected hawks, owls in Jasper County

...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 and Gebhardt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-29/3-men-sentenced-killin
Wood storks head to Augusta no longer endangered

...in nongame conservation.As a result, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upgraded the rare birds to "threatened...be nest abandonment."Terri Jenkins, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer, said cold, wet weather is also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-26/wood-storks-head-augusta-no-l
Across the region

...beach.Liggett said the project needs to start by early April to be finished by June 30. After that, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prohibits the town from disrupting the beach because of sea turtle nesting season.The sand will be added...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-16/across-region