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Conserving the Nature of America
Man in blue jacket driving a charter boat.
Joonya Lopez is the owner and operator of Whisper Charters, an eco-friendly option for visitors to enjoy southern sea otters and other wildlife of Elkhorn Slough in a safe, natural and minimally invasive way. Credit: Hazel Rodriguez/USFWS

Nature's Good Neighbors: Sea Otters Lure the World to Tiny Coastal Town

July 20, 2018
The return of southern sea otters to parts of the central California coast like Elkhorn Slough has meant a boost in visitors — a boost to the tiny town’s local economy, too. People from across the globe make the trek to the central California coast to explore the slough and see the sea otters.
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Young girl stands firmly as she holds her bow up and ready to shot her target in the distance.
A young woman takes careful aim on a sunny afternoon. Credit: USFWS

Texas Refuge Has the Cure for the Summertime Blues

July 18, 2018
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in south Texas have come up with an awesome way to help local youth fight those summertime blues. Refuge Ranger Raul Garza and a local youth and recreation center partnered to create a Youth Outdoor Skills program. The course brings backyard fishing and archery to youth, many for the first time.
Learning Archery and Fishing Skills »
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Upclose picture of a herd of cattle.
Curious cattle. Credit: Krista Lundgren/USFWS

Wyoming Partnerships Help Land from Dust to Lush

July 17, 2018
The Service and partners work in Thunder Basin National Grassland in northeastern Wyoming to improve rangeland to benefit owners of working lands while conserving local wildlife.
Learning Lessons from the Dust Bowl »