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Conserving the Nature of America
Paddling on Lake Drummond is popular at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia and North Carolina. Credit: USFWS
Paddling on Lake Drummond is popular at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia and North Carolina. Credit: USFWS

Serenity on the Water

May 24, 2017
Whether you’re in a canoe, a kayak or a rowboat, propelling yourself through waters in unspoiled nature is physically and spiritually exhilarating. It’s a wonderful way to spend a few hours outdoors – with friends or by yourself. Come along as we tour some national wildlife refuges across America.
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The White House. 
Credit: Martin Falbisoner, CC BY-SA 3.0
The White House. Credit: Martin Falbisoner, CC BY-SA 3.0

President Proposes $1.3 Billion FY 2018 Budget for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

May 23, 2017
President Donald Trump today proposed a $1.3 billion FY 2018 budget for the Service. The budget focuses funding on the nation’s highest priority conservation needs, access to public lands for all Americans, and the agency’s role in streamlining energy development, while containing costs through management efficiencies and other savings to address federal fiscal realities. It helps put the federal government on track to a balanced budget by 2027.
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USFWS Budget Justification »
Interior Budget in Brief »
Susan Jewell says the conservation path chose her. Credit: Photo Courtesy of Susan Jewell
Susan Jewell says the conservation path chose her. Credit: Photo Courtesy of Susan Jewell

Fish & Wildlife News: Why I Conserve

May 19, 2017
Helping to protect and conserve the wild things and wild places makes for a wonderful career. In the spring issue of the Service’s magazine, employees tell us why they conserve.
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