Snow geese erupt in flight over Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. Credit: Photo courtesy of Benjamin Hoffman.
Snow geese erupt in flight over Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. Credit: Photo courtesy of Benjamin Hoffman.

National Wildlife Refuge System Turns 112 in March

February 26, 2015
If you love nature and wildlife, join us March 14 to celebrate the 112th birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the world’s premier network of public lands dedicated to wildlife conservation.
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Children fish at Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Maryland, with some friendly adult encouragement. Credit: Courtesy of Ed Grimes.
Children fish at Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Maryland, with some friendly adult encouragement. Credit: Courtesy of Ed Grimes.

National Wildlife Refuges Help You Go Fish

February 24, 2015
Teach a child to fish, and you do even more than feed her for a lifetime. You’ll spend a day outdoors together, learn a time-honored pastime, tune in to the natural world around you and share the thrill of the catch. Mark your calendar now for these learn-to-fish events on national wildlife refuges this spring and summer.
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The Service’s Allison Greenleaf transports Dark Canyon Pack cross-fostered male wolf from helicopter in Gila National Forest on Feb. 3. Credit: USFWS
An Oregon chub swims at Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Corvallis, Oregon. Credit: Rick Swart / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Chub Becomes First Fish Delisted Due to Recovery

February 18, 2015
The small but significant Oregon chub has become the first fish ever to be removed from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Animals due to recovery. The chub, listed as endangered in 1993 and reclassified as threatened in 2010, is a minnow found only in the Willamette River Basin in floodplain habitats with little or no water flow. Threats to the chub have been reduced through restoration and acquisition of habitat, promotion of natural river flows, and the reintroduction of the fish into historical habitat.
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