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A bicolored striped-sweat bee pollinates a sunflower
A bicolored striped-sweat bee pollinates a sunflower. Credit: Photo courtesy of Sankax/Creative Commons.

Have a Mouthwatering Pollinator Week

June 18, 2018
Today is the start of National Pollinator Week. Pollinators are a vital part of not only nature but also farming. The economic value of native pollinators in the United States is estimated at $3 billion a year, but they do it for FREE! Let’s meet some favorite summer foods and their pollinators.
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Nadya Seal Faith and her husband, Luke Faith, near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, with valleys and moutain ranges in the background.
Nadya Seal Faith and her husband, Luke Faith, near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Robyn Gerstenslager/USFWS

Nature's Good Neighbors: Condor Conservation, Oil Research Link Couple

June 15, 2018
Can a biologist working on California condor recovery find happiness with a guy who searches for oil? Absolutely, provided the two share a core belief: that conservation and industry can go hand-in-hand.
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Group photo of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex fire crew standing in front of there emergency vehicles.
The San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex fire crew. Credit: Jack Sparks/USFWS

Driving Home, Service Fire Crew Comes Across and Helps Fight Five Small Fires

June 14, 2018
A Service fire crew from San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex in California was traveling home from a three-day “skills and drills” workshop last week when the firefighters encountered not one but five vegetation fires burning in the median of Interstate 5 just outside Maxwell, California. The crew—including two new seasonal firefighters—sprang into action. Working with local firefighters, they soon put the fires out.
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