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Conserving the Nature of America
Photo colloge of USFWS Veterans. (From left to right): Laura Daugherty (USN), Lloydene Hill (USAF), Johnnie French (USA) and Ken Nekotani (USA).
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory has several veterans (from left to right): Laura Daugherty (USN), Lloydene Hill (USAF), Johnnie French (USA) and Ken Nekotani (USA).

Thank You, Veterans

November 8, 2018
The brave women and men in the military make daily sacrifices to safeguard our freedoms. We are privileged that after their military careers, many veterans put their skills toward the defense of wildlife and their habitats. Continuing in the service of the country, these veterans join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as biologists, story-tellers, administrators, law-enforcement officers and more. Our military branches also are key partners in conservation, using their lands to protect and recover wildlife.
FWS Veterans Photo Gallery »
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Pip the canine in all his splender.
Finding scents is a game for Pip and other Conservation Canines. Credit: Jaymi Heimbuch

Doggie Detectives Sniff for Science

November 2, 2018
Research commissioned by the Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees recently confirmed that mink populations are reduced along New York’s Hudson River, which is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Who helped scientists get the data that led to the findings? Conservation Canines like Pip. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service represents the Department of the Interior on the Trustees.
The dogs have also located New England cottontails »
Video Thumbnail: Pond Lily Nature Preserve
Video Thumbnail: Pond Lily Nature Preserve

Building a Stronger Coast

November 2, 2018
It’s been just two years since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners removed the dilapidated and dangerous Pond Lily Dam in New Haven, Connecticut. Now, with the help of local volunteers, the pond behind the dam has been replaced by a sprawling green nature preserve and a free-flowing river complete with migratory fish. Neighborhood streets are also protected from extreme flooding events caused by the old dam.
Video »