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Scott Aikin USFWS

Scott Aikin USFWS
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Scott Aikin Appointed as FWS's National Native American Liaison


The FWS is pleased to announce the selection of Scott Aikin, a member of the Potawatomi Nation, as the agency’s National Native American Liaison (NAL).  Mr. Aikin brings a wealth of experience to this position that will strengthen and expand ties with Tribes throughout Indian Country.  Working directly with the Interior Department and the Service, Mr. Aikin  will work closely with Tribes to address fish, wildlife, and other natural resource issues of mutual concern.



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Tribal youth collect cattails on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Tribal youth collect cattails on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
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Celebrating A Century of Conservation


Burns Paiute Tribal members are celebrating more than 100 years of wildlife management and conservation partnerships restoring and managing meadows, wetlands, and sagebrush steppe habitats along the Malheur River in Oregon. Tribal members engage and educate tribal youth, sharing traditional ecological knowledge while addressing conservation goals for fish, wildlife, and habitat. The Tribe’s efforts benefit a diverse population of fish, wildlife, and plant species through weed control, improving water quality, and preserving Tribal cultural resources.



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Management practices at Malheur NWR


Federal wildlife officer Russell Haskett patrols the Snake River. Photo credit: Lance Roberts/USFWS

Federal wildlife officer Russell Haskett patrols the Snake River.
Lance Roberts/USFWS

Protecting Wildlife and Saving Lives is All in a Day's Work


Enforcing fish and wildlife regulations is central to a federal wildlife officer’s job. For federal wildlife officer Russell Haskett at the Southeastern Idaho National Wildlife Refuge Complex, rescuing stranded hunters just happens to come with the territory.



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