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Miles Meyer
Works at US Fish & Wildlife Service
Attended University of South Carolina
Lives in Vero Beach, Florida
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The Florida Grasshopper Sparrow is a highly endangered species located on habitat around Avon Park Bombing Range in the Kissimmee Basin. This NPR story discusses some of the problems we are having with this species. There is another sparrow that is also highly endangered located in the Everglades. That species is the Cape Sable seaside sparrow. Last year we experienced extreme rain events that effected the breeding and nesting success for both of these sparrow species. The populations of both have dropped significantly over the last couple years. We are now waiting to see how both of these species do in 2017. http://www.npr.org/2016/10/20/498736786/last-gasp-to-save-the-florida-grasshopper-sparrow-from-extinction
A tiny bird called the Florida grasshopper sparrow is on the brink of extinction. Fewer than 150 are believed to remain in the wild.
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I had a little time this morning to write another blog post. This one includes ideas on how to celebrate Family History Month in October. Take a look and get some ideas on how to spend your "free" time next month. https://milesgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/09/october-is-family-history-month-again.html
Welcome back. I just returned from a week in West Virginia for work related training. It is always nice to get up there because it is cooler and they have topography. Here in Florida it is hot, humid and flat. While I was the...
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CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers' views on climate change have evolved over the years, and he no longer considers himself a "skeptic."
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More genealogy data is now available on FamilySearch.org. Amazing how quickly it is being added.
Most serious family historians and genealogists are aware of the progress of the digitization of the 2.4 million rolls of microfilm archived in the vast Granite Vault outside of Salt Lake City, Utah by The Church of Jesus Chr...
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This is why I do the job I do:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ojbm_Km2uA
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Here is an op-ed piece from the October 27th Miami Herald. http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article110936942.html
The most important issue isn’t what we must do next. That question is already answered and is uncontroverted scientific fact: Send more clean water south to the Everglades and Florida Bay.
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I just added a new post to my genealogy blog. This one discusses the German census and where you might be able to find a few of them. http://milesgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/09/german-censuses-where-do-i-find-them.html
Good morning! I have been wanting to post more stories to my blog but keep forgetting what the topics are. Maybe one day I will start writing notes to myself to remind me what I am thinking about. So, since I couldn't remembe...
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Join in and help preserve your local cemetery information. it is a good excuse to get outside and enjoy yourself while doing something good for your community.
Do your part for history. Help preserve your local cemetery. Attend this special event or plan one of your own. Visit a cemetery in need to take photographs and videos of headstones, explore the grounds, and share stories and discoveries with others who want to make a difference.
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Federal and State partners are working to improve conditions in Florida Bay through a variety of projects, including bridging Tamiami Trail, increasing flows to Shark River Slough, and storing water along the eastern boundary (South Dade Detention Basins). But it isn't happening fast enough.   http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/25/politics/national-park-anniversary-florida-everglades/index.html
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This year is on the way to being the deadliest year on record for the Florida panther. Here's one that managed to be rescued along Alligator Alley. http://www.wftv.com/news/local/trapped-florida-panther-rescued-along-alligator-alley/316005663
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In remarks at the National Geographic Society and released early on Medium, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today laid out a vision for actions the nation can take to build upon America’s rich conservation legacy and pass on healthy public lands and waters to the next generation.

https://www.doi.gov/video/next-100-years-conservation
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Introduction
I am actively involved in church, Boy Scouts, and family history. I enjoy teaching people about their environment, how cultural biases influence our views of the world around us and how those views have changed over time. I also enjoy teaching and speaking on genealogy related topics. I am interested in trying out new tech toys, beta testing software and websites, and doing random research on many other topics. My current job is working on the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem.


Suggestions for Circles I would like to be involved in are Genealogy, LDS, Environment, Technology, Android Users, Scouting, as well as others.

Family names I am researching are Westerheide, Bielefeld, Wesner, Walker, Meyer, Mescher, Garman, Wise, Coker, Stueve, Bruns, Lexow, Reeder, LeBoeuf, Vickery and many others.
Bragging rights
I have a wonderful family who are involved in church and Scouting. My son earned his Eagle and Order of the Arrow at the age of 14.
Education
  • University of South Carolina
    Marine Science, 1991 - 1993
  • Jacksonville University
    Biology/Marine Science, 1987 - 1991
  • Houston High School
    1987
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Collections Miles is following
Work
Occupation
Biologist
Employment
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
    Supervisory Biologist, 2014 - present
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
    Biologist, Interagency Liaison, 2001 - 2014
  • Jacksonville University
    Adjunct Professor, 1996 - 2014
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
    Project Manager, 1994 - 2001
  • US Forest Service
    Field Biologist, 1991 - 1991
  • Jacksonville Museum of Science and History
    Naturalist, 1987 - 1990
Places
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Currently
Vero Beach, Florida
Previously
Jacksonville, Florida - Sidney, Ohio - Pierre, South Dakota - Columbia, South Carolina - Moorehead City, North Carolina
Great food. Especially like the curries and bento boxes for lunch.
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Eclectic collection of knick knacks.
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reviewed a week ago
They always have the best oranges and juice.
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They make the best tacos. Small Mexican store with a kitchen in the back.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Love the farmers market. Lots of variety and friendly vendors.
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Best wraps in downtown Vero. Staff are friendly and get to know all their customers.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
Working with David Rome and Ted Busetto on our purchase of a Chevy Volt was a great experience. They gave us the time to test the vehicle and answered all our questions. We had been looking at several other cars and decided to try the internet sales department at George Moore instead of just getting the first sales person that saw us drive up. That was the right choice to make and resulted in less pressure from the sales people. David was prompt in responding to our internet request. One of your fellow dealers took about a week to respond to a request that was sent at the same time. We worked with Nate Bailey on the financing and payments. That took several days to finally get a correct contract. There were always numbers or math errors that could not be explained. We eventually got to a point where we agreed upon the contract. Even though we had problems with the contracts we enjoyed talking to Nate and he was always friendly.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 4 years ago