Conserving the Nature of America
A black-footed ferret checks out his surroundings. Credit: Ryan Moehring /USFWS
A black-footed ferret checks out his surroundings. Credit: Ryan Moehring /USFWS

Black-footed ferrets Return to Ancestors’ Stomping Grounds in Wyoming

July 28, 2016
One of North America’s most endangered mammals, the black-footed ferret, took another step toward recovery this week thanks to a historic reintroduction back to the ranches where the species was rediscovered in 1981 after having been believed to be extinct. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the owners of two ranches released 35 black-footed ferrets outside Meeteetse, Wyoming.
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Students from the Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environment Center help with native restoration at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Ian Shive / USFWS
Young Women Explore the Outdoors. Credit: Girls Inc. of Holyoke

Service Announces Historic Partnership with Girls Inc. to Engage Young Women in Wildlife Conservation

July 27, 2016
careers in wildlife conservation, the Service has signed a partnership agreement with Girls Inc. – a national organization that provides girls with life-changing experiences that inspire them to be strong, smart and bold. The agreement commits the two organizations to work together to develop education programs, hands-on conservation projects and training, and encourage young women to pursue careers in wildlife conservation and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
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Students from the Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environment Center help with native restoration at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Ian Shive / USFWS
Students from the Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environment Center help with native restoration at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Ian Shive / USFWS

Over $2 Million Awarded to New and Expanded Urban Partnerships Across the U.S.

July 27, 2016
The opportunities for residents of major urban areas across the country to gain that all-important access to nature and the outdoors have received a substantial boost thanks to new and expanded partnerships led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through its Urban Wildlife Conservation Program. This initiative connects city residents with nature and engages thousands of volunteers in restoring local environments. These programs were made possible by the 2016 Five Star grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
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