start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence
to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.
Other Ways You Can Help:Purchase a Federal Duck Stamp Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as “Duck
Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Postal Service for the U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service. They were
originally created in 1934 as the federal licenses required for hunting
migratory waterfowl. Today, Federal Duck
Stamps are a vital tool for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar
generated by the sales of Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease
wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.Get a Pass! The America the Beautiful - National Parks and
Federal Recreation Lands Pass covers recreation opportunities on public lands
managed by four Department of the Interior agencies – the National Park
Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau
of Reclamation, and by the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service. One
hundred percent of the revenue derived from passes sold at federal recreation
sites will directly benefit the selling agency and no less than 80 percent of
the revenue will remain at the site where the pass was sold. The pass applies
to those locations that currently have entrance or standard amenity fees.
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Blue crab are bottom-dwellers and can be found in every type of habitat in the Gulf of Mexico -- from back bays and estuaries to the saltiest and deepest of waters, they thrive in the low tide line or at depths of 120 feet. Throughout the various stages of their lives, they are an important food source for many species, including humans.