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NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

October 18, 2002

CONTACT: Betsy Beneke, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, 435-723-5887 ext. 16

ARTIST SIGNING OF 2002 NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM POSTER

Clark Ostergaard, Utah native and artist for the 2002 National Wildlife Refuge System poster, will be at Brigham City Community/Senior Center on October 26th between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm for a poster signing. Randy Stokes will also be giving a western poetry reading. If you would like to have your own FREE 2002 National Wildlife Refuge System poster signed by the artist, please come to the Brigham City Community Center on the corner of Forest Street and 300 West. The Museum-Gallery entrance is on the west side of the building.

Clark Ostergaard’s detailed knowledge of his wildlife and habitat subjects helps him create scenes that come alive on the canvas. This year’s poster depicts a small river with cottonwoods along the shore, sagebrush uplands in the foreground, and mountains in the distance. The variety of wildlife found in these habitats are also shown. On the back of the poster, the information and activity ideas can help children and adults learn about the value of our nations’s public lands.

Clark worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a landscape architect for many years. He has studied art throughout his life. Clark has done illustrations for a number of wildlife books and magazines. He has won numerous art contests, including the Wyoming Conservation Stamp Contest (1988), Delaware Trout Stamp Contest (1988), and the Utah Ducks Unlimited poster contest (1990).

Please join us for this special celebration to commemorate National Wildlife Refuge Week. Refreshments will be served.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System which encompasses nearly 540 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 78 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.

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