The USFWS is so proud of all of our sponsors, volunteers, community members and visitors for making this year'sBirdFest and Bluegrass the best celebration we've had in years! Attendance was phenomenal and the music spectacular. Join us next year as we celebrate another BirdFest and the 50th anniversary of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
Our aptly named fisheries biologist, Rod Engle, shares his personal trials, triumphs, and tips after introducing his daughters to fishing.
NPR recently featured Dr. Robert Zarr, a Washington D.C. pediatrician who is prescribing nature to his patients, particularly those who are in need of some creative exercise solutions. And it's getting results.
Get some helpful tips from refuge staff on how to make nature a little less scary for kids (and quite a few adults, too).
Raise your invasive species IQ with the latest issue of our fun and interactive publication, Invasives Quarterly. Transform into the superhero you always dreamed of by becoming a Citizen Scientist. This and more awaits you in IQ.
Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery Open House
Just a short (and beautiful) drive from the Portland metro area sits a gem along the banks of the Columbia River, and you're invited to come and check it out on September 20th from 9am to 3pm. Take a tour of the hatchery and visitor center and even witness Tule Fall Chinook spawning in action. It's great for the whole family.See the full event details Learn more about Spring Creek NFH
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
Faces of nature blog
Play or Work? Why Can't It Be Both?
To the casual passerby, the sounds of young laughter and splashing in a river may evoke an image of youth hard at play; but USFWS intern, Kira Marie Cazenave, has a different story to tell.
In this installment of Faces of Nature, Kira offers a window into what it's like to be a young 'Biologist-For-A-Day' as a group of students from Washington team up with a pair of USFWS biologists to peer beneath the surface of the Newaukum River and check up on the health of mussels and the water...and have a little fun in the process.Read the full story
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