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  • Okaloosa darter deemed recovered

    Fish and Wildlife Service proposed de-listing from the threatened and endangered list under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Commentary: Trashing the beach

    Sea turtle volunteer overwhelmed by large amounts of garbage across Eglin beaches.
  • Four species of sea turtle nesting on Eglin's beach

    Nests from four threatened or endangered sea turtle species were discovered this year on the Eglin reservation. This is the first time in 30 years Eglin biologists documented four species nesting in the same year.
  • Prescribed burn maintains ecosystem, mission flexibility

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center wildland fire managers conduct a prescribed burn at White Point Recreation Area on the Eglin reservation in Florida. Prescribed fires maintain the base's ecosystem in its pristine state, reduce dangerous buildup of understory and enable maximum flexibility to conduct test and training missions without causing catastrophic wildfires.The Fire Management division here applies prescribed fire to an average of 90,000 acres annually.
  • Seeds to trees: Base beautification project

    Jackson Guard and Airmen volunteers participate in a beautification and reforestation project on the Eglin Reservation in Florida. The six-day project included preparing the area and soil, sowing wild flower seeds, planting 555 Eglin seed long leaf pines and 55 saw palmetto trees to beautify the retention pond with native plant species. The project also used pollinating flowers to support bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and moths.
  • Life on Santa Rosa Island Range

    Wildlife on Eglin's beach range
  • Nature scenes from the littoral range

    Nature scenes from the Santa Rosa Island littoral range.
  • Pink Rhapsody

    A pair of flamingos walk the bank of Weekly Pond June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. According to a Jackson Guard biologist the flamingos may be here because they were caught in a storm or seeking shelter from a weather front. This is the first time flamingos have been seen at Eglin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)
  • For the bats

    The 96th Civil Engineer Group’s Jackson Guard recently partnered with Eglin Cub Scout Pack 50 and the Niceville High School swim team to help conserve Eglin’s bat population. The youths assembled do-it-yourself bat house kits provided by JG. After the bat houses were painted with their initials, pack number and school name, JG installed six new