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Midwest Refuge Landscapes. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)

Midwest Refuge Landscapes. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)


Connecting with America's Great Outdoors: Midwest Region First in National Wildlife Refuge System To Complete Website Redesign

Screenshot of new Seney National Wildlife Refuge website. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)
Screenshot of new Seney National Wildlife Refuge website. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)

By Tina Shaw
External Affairs

More than 6 million people visit refuge lands around the Midwest Region each year. Refuges provide many great opportunities to connect with the outdoors. Whether you’re into hunting, fishing, or just getting outside - refuges have something for everyone. Today, more and more people consider refuge lands among their favorite places to visit - both in person and virtually.

Mid-March marked an important date for the Refuge System as they celebrated the 110th birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Here in the Midwest, the Refuge program marked another milestone as they finished the launch of a region-wide website redesign with the assistance of External Affairs.

To make it even easier for people to connect to refuge lands, the Midwest Region has launched redesigned websites for all 57 National Wildlife Refuges and 12 Wetland Management Districts. These websites are designed to provide up to date information and help you find what you’re looking for quickly and easily.

“I am so pleased with our team here in the Midwest,” said Regional Director Tom Melius. “It’s great to see Refuges and External Affairs staff collaborating. It is not a small task and I thank everyone involved for getting these new websites up and running.”

Other Midwest Region programs have begun organizing their websites to make eventual conversion to a Service-wide content management system easier in the future.

Check out your favorite Midwest Region refuge’s website today.

-FWS-

 

Last updated: April 1, 2013