In the late 19th century, Longstreet Cabin at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada was built into a mound above an underground spring.

Credit: USFWS
In the late 19th century, Longstreet Cabin at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada was built into a mound above an underground spring. Credit: USFWS

Learn History on a National Wildlife Refuge

July 07, 2015
There are cultural, historical and archaeological resources galore at national wildlife refuges. That includes 10 National Historic Landmarks, 110 National Register-listed properties, 384 paleontological sites, 1,815 historic structures and 15,441 archaeological sites.
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Blue-winged teal brood. Credit: USFWS
Blue-winged teal brood. Credit: USFWS

Service Releases 60th Annual Report on Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Trends

July 02, 2015
The Trends in Duck Breeding Populations report summarizes information about the status of duck populations and wetland habitats during spring 2015, focusing on areas encompassed by the Service and Canadian Wildlife Services’ Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey. The total duck population estimate was 49.5 million in the traditional survey area, an estimate similar to the 2014 and is 43 percent higher than the long-term average.
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Temminck's ground pangolin. Credit: Maria Diekmann/Rare and Endangered Species Trust
Temminck's ground pangolin. Credit: Maria Diekmann/Rare and Endangered Species Trust

Pangolins Benefit as United States, Range States Gather to Plan Critical Conservation

July 02, 2015
Delegates came away from the first Pangolin Range States Meeting with growing hope that their efforts will conserve imperiled pangolins, thought to be among the most trafficked mammals in the world. The meeting was co-hosted by Vietnam and the United States and organized by Humane Society International.
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