National Wildlife Refuge System

Children romp in the snow at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.
Children romp in the snow at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.
Credit: USFWS

Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge System

News for February 2011

Wild Angles is a reliable source of news about environmental issues, initiatives and events in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants.

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In a Pinch, Alaska Wolves Eat Fish  When they can't find enough fresh meat to eat, many grey wolves on the Alaska Peninsula supplement their diets with seafood. So finds a preliminary lab analysis of wolf hair and whiskers, says a biologist at Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuges.

Mussel Relocation Boosts Ecosystems  Three years after the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge helped rescue 16,000 mussels from an Allegheny River bridge demolition, the bivalves are now thriving. Some are back under the bridge at East Brady, Pennsylvania. Others are improving habitat and human health more than 100 miles away in the Monongahela, Elk and Ohio Rivers.

Scores of Events to Celebrate Wildlife Refuge System Birthday  Scores of national wildlife refuges will hold open houses and other public events in honor of the Refuge System's 108th birthday March 14.

A Flock of Birding Events Takes Wing  With so many national wildlife refuges located along the nation's four major fly routes, it's no wonder refuges are favorite bird festival sites. Here are some major bird festivals on tap for 2011. Several occur in April and May, when International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated.

Refuge Events Calendar  Here is a sampling of upcoming refuge events:

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Wild Angles is published monthly by the Refuge System, part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior.

For information about items in the tip sheet, contact:
Martha Nudel, 703-358-1858
Claire Cassel, 703-358-2357

Last updated: February 2, 2011