Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area was officially established about 100 miles south of Chicago with land donated by the Friends of the Kankakee. The refuge will be open in the near future for public hunting of deer and turkey as well as wildlife observation and photography. Read more here.
With the world of wildlife photography splashed across such social media platforms as Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and Twitter, Friends groups and refuges are embracing digital photography. Read more in the current issue of our Friends Forward newsletter here.
Since 2010, the National Wildlife Refuge System has embarked on strategically and collaboratively addressing the mounting challenges faced by conserving America’s wild plants, fish, animals and their habitats in our rapidly changing world.
The efforts have culminated in an array of plans and products that strive for new ways to conserve America’s wildlife and wildlife places. Read More...