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  1. Expect to see more smoke in the skies above Jackson Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... see even more smoke on Friday. Firefighters have been conducting prescribed burns since Monday at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. They have been burning about 200 acres a day. They plan to burn between 5,000 and 6,000 acres ...


  2. Fish & Wildlife Service plans prescribed burning today at Mississippi Sandhill Crane refugeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Mississippi Press

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will conduct prescribed firing operations today at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. The potential burn site represents a total of 130 acres located within the Gautier city limits, approximately one mile west of Bayou Bend Road and three-fourths of a mile south of Interstate 10 Mile Marker 60. Smoke may move through some adjacent areas and that refuge equipment and personnel will be in the area.


  3. Sampling History: Sandhill Cranes discovered in south Jackson County in 1938Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | The Mississippi Press

    ... who lived at Fontainebleau Farm on U.S. Highway 90, had reported the presence of the Florida Cranes, also known as Sandhill Cranes. Warren Carroll and his family of Corpus Christi, Texas, were visiting the Local Genealogy and History Department at ...


  4. Guilty verdict for man accused of dog fightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A Rankin County jury quickly reached a verdict in the case of a man accused of dog fighting. The charges and indictment came after deputies raided his Sandhill home, finding pit bulls and dozens of abandoned vehicles.


  5. Volunteers clean up Indian Point PreserveRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    ... and flourish. Project partners include Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Coastal Preserves, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, University of ...


  6. Trash fire apparently started woods fireRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2014 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... ut Monday, with more than a dozen fire trucks, forestry plows and a helicopter provided by the National Mississippi Sandhill Crane Refuge.


  7. East Jackson County fire about 85 percent contained, smoke could become driving riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    ... Forestry Commission, U.S. Forestry, Escatawpa Volunteer Fire Department, Northeast Jackson County Fire Department, Sandhill Crane refuge and Acadian Ambulance responded to the scene. "We're trying to get this fire contained before it can get up to ...


  8. Sandhill cranes raised in New Orleans, released in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Raised in New Orleans, four six-month-old Mississippi Sandhill cranes were released Wednesday inside the Sandhill Crane Wildlife Refuge in Jackson County. The crane release program at the refuge in Jackson County is the largest and longest running in the world.


  9. 4 captive raised MS Sandhill cranes released into the wildRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Four captive raised Mississippi Sandhill cranes were released at the wildlife refuge in Jackson County on Wednesday. The birds were raised in New Orleans by an Audubon group.


  10. Chicago school children produce video about Jacob Valentine, father of Mississippi Sandhill Crane refugeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    A group of gifted students in Chicago have created an informational video about Jacob Valentine II, who is considered the father of the Mississippi Sandhill Crane refuge. The seven-minute video was created by second through fifth grade students in the gifted program at Chicago's Community Consolidated School District 89. It describes Valentine as an "unsung hero" and details how he helped to save the Mississippi Sandhill Crane from extinction and strengthened the 1973 Endangered Species Act.


  11. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Fish and Wildlife's mission is twofold. First, is to protect the Mississippi Sandhill Crane, a critically endangered species.


  12. Mississippi sandhill cranes get sassy with food-stealing raccoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 |

    COURTESY MISSISSIPPI SANDHILL CRANE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGEA remote camera trap captured a trio of Mississippi sandhill cranes defending their food from a raccoon on the National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier last week.


  13. Controlled burn set for Sandhill Crane Refuge TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2014 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    If you see smoke near the Mississippi Sandhill National Wildlife Refuge today in Jackson County, it's part of a controlled burn.


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