Pacific Region Highlights


A pair of ruddy ducks - painted by wildlife artist Jennifer Miller
A pair of ruddy ducks - painted by wildlife artist Jennifer Miller FWS Image

Put Your Stamp on Conservation


Ruddy ducks took center stage today for hunters, conservationists and stamp collectors as the new Federal Duck Stamp went on sale. The 2015-2016 Federal Duck Stamp was painted by wildlife artist Jennifer Miller of Olean, NY - one of only three woman ever to win the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.  The Federal Duck Stamp is the nation’s most unique and successful conservation stamp and has raised more than $800 million to protect more than 6 million acres of habitat for birds and other wildlife.  Waterfowl hunters, birders, outdoors enthusiasts, artists and stamp collectors contribute to conservation with the purchase of a Duck Stamp.
 


Purchase your Duck Stamp today

Learn more about the Duck Stamp Program


Celebrate Pollinators!
Celebrate Pollinators graphic

Bee on the lookout for pollinators this week - Birds, Bats, Bees and Butterflies


We call your attention to those little known creatures that help nature bring fruits and vegetables to your table. These insects and animals travel from plant to plant, carrying pollen on their bodies, essential for the transfer of genetic material needed to reproduce most flowering plants. These animals are essential for a healthy ecosystem and are in trouble. Learn how you can protect these species by planting a pollinator garden, building a bee block, or simply reducing your pesticide use.


Pollinator Week 2015

Learn More from USFWS

The buzz about pollinators

Learn about the FWS' Save the Monarch Initiative


Patience is a huge part of fishing.  Just wait for it.....and surprise!  a four pound rainbow trout will just appear on the end of the hook.

Patience is a huge part of fishing. Just wait for it.....and surprise! a four pound rainbow trout will just appear on the end of the hook. USFWS

Proposed Expansion of Hunting, Fishing on National Wildlife Refuges


Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the agency will expand hunting and fishing opportunities throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System, opening up new hunting programs on six refuges and expanding existing hunting and fishing programs on another 21 refuges. The rule also modifies existing refuge-specific regulations for more than 100 additional refuges and wetland management districts. The Service manages its hunting and fishing programs on refuges to ensure sustainable wildlife populations, while offering traditional wildlife-dependent recreation on public lands. 


News Release

Guide to Hunting on Refuges

Guide to Fishing on Refuges


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