Mountain-Prairie Region
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Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: USFWS.

Two Educational Programs Scheduled for August at National Elk Refuge


The National Elk Refuge will host two programs during the first week of August at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. Both programs, offered in cooperation with Refuge partners, are family-friendly and free of charge.

Painting. Credit: USFWS.

Service's Black-footed Ferret Recovery Coordinator Receives Achievement Award


Dr. Donald “Pete” Gober, Black-footed Ferret Coordinator for the Service, received a 2014 Special Achievement award from the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) at their summer meeting in San Antonio, TX, July 22.

White-faced ibis. Credit: USFWS.

New Policy Proposed to Benefit At-Risk Wildlife, Provide Credits to Landowners Taking Voluntary Conservation Action


As part of an on-going effort to provide more flexibility under the ESA, the Service proposed a new policy that would give landowners credit for voluntary conservation actions for at-risk species.

Regional Newsletter

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Peaks to Prairies is the Mountain-Prairie regional interactive online newletter. The Spring 2014 edition is available now!

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Prairies Conservation Campaign
image of a grassland prairieA coordinated, partner-driven campaign to bring public attention to the dramatic conversion of grasslands and wetlands to cropland in one of America's last intact grassland ecosystems - the prairie pothole region.
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National wildlife refuges provide free and low-cost recreational opportunities for all age groups, year-round. From paddle trips to fishing to snowshoeing, refuge lands offer something for everyone. The great news? There's a refuge within an hour drive of most major cities, so find one near you today!


The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with
Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and
their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
July 30, 2014
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