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The students worked together to define climate issues and develop ideas to become climate resilient. Credit: Alejandro Morales / USFWS
The students worked together to define climate issues and develop ideas to become climate resilient. Credit: Alejandro Morales / USFWS

Service, Other Agencies Help Teens Tackle Climate Change at Inter-Tribal Youth Climate Leadership Congress

July 22, 2016
Nearly 100 Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students between the ages of 15 to 18, participated in the weeklong congress earlier this month to learn about climate change issues in indigenous communities, federal agency efforts on climate challenges, and most importantly, how the students can help their communities become more resilient in the face of these challenges.
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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell meets with Billy Frank Jr.'s eldest sister during the renaming ceremony. Credit: USFWS
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell meets with Billy Frank Jr.'s eldest sister during the renaming ceremony. Credit: USFWS

Secretary Jewell Joins Tribes, Local Leaders to Celebrate Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

July 21, 2016
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined federal, state, tribal and community leaders to celebrate the renaming of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Washington state as the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, in honor of the late, internationally recognized Native American civil rights leader and Nisqually Tribal member. The ceremony also highlighted the newly established Medicine Creek Treaty National Memorial within the refuge.
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The Refuge System includes four marine national monuments in the Pacific: Papahanaumokuakea, Pacific Remote Islands, Rose Atoll and Mariana Trench. Credit: Mark Sullivan / National Wildlife Refuge Association
The Refuge System includes four marine national monuments in the Pacific: Papahanaumokuakea, Pacific Remote Islands, Rose Atoll and Mariana Trench. Credit: Mark Sullivan / National Wildlife Refuge Association

A Beginner's Guide to the National Wildlife Refuge System

July 21, 2016
The lands and waters conserved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within the National Wildlife Refuge System are among the most picturesque natural places on Earth. Today, the National Wildlife Refuge System is beginning a series of weekly online stories that will use photos to highlight the conservation work and visitor opportunities within the Refuge System. The first story is designed to give veteran conservationists and newcomers alike a sense of what the Refuge System has become since its founding by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903.
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