The 2016 season kicked off with a special event featuring a talk from archeologist Ken Ames on Cathlapotle Village archaeology. Visitors were able to view artifacts excavated from the Cathlapotle site and go on guided hikes focusing on wildlife at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. The Plankhouse will now be open most weekends from 12pm-4pm.
On March 9th you can join us in a Free Sagebrush Ecosystem Webinar. This training for educators and partners will help us share these tools and reach out to the next generation of sagebrush stewards. Webinar starts at 8:30 am PST Dial: 1-866-732-8654 Passcode: 18374033#
This year we mark the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds - also called the Migratory Bird Treaty - that was signed on Aug. 16, 1916. This treaty and three others that followed, form the cornerstones of our efforts to conserve birds that migrate across international borders.
Check out Conservation Connect LIVE, a new web-based video series that aims to connect youth with the great outdoors and conservation careers. Broadcasts take place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. March's presentation will focus on mussels and American eels.
Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in celebrating this tribute to Mother Earth by practicing ways to make a better planet for fish, wildlife and their habitat. Learn more about how this monumental effort has been instrumental in the development of some of the most powerful and effective environmental legislation!
100 Years / 100 Bird Walks
2016 is marked at the year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar. But for the Fish and Wildlife Service - 2016 is the Year of the Bird. In our efforts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty, we are kicking off a year of birding adventures with our 100 Bird Walks program! Join us for 100 “knock-your-socks-off” bird walks that span several seasons and many states — from Washington’s snowy North Cascades to the humid rainforests atop Hawaii’s volcanoes.
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Ridgefield NWR Habitat Restoration
Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Head to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge every Wednesday and Saturday to assist with the ongoing removal of invasive Ricefield Bullrush plants. Come lend a hand while exploring the refuge's wetlands.Get the Full Event Details Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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Intern Adventures Part XII
From catching catfish to tracking endangered Bull trout, AmeriCorps intern, Michaela Lowe, shares her experience working with the Fish and Wildlife Service in our Lacey, Washington Office. Read all aboaut her adventures and the educational opportunities available through our internship programs.Read all about her experience
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