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Summer camp at refuges is all about nature discovery. Campers at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Minnesota try wearing duckweed. Credit: USFWS
Summer camp at refuges is all about nature discovery. Campers at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Minnesota try wearing duckweed. Credit: USFWS

Summer Camp on National Wildlife Refuges

March 29, 2017
Summer’s still months off, but it’s not too soon to sign your kids up for a camp they’ll long remember. Summer day camps on national wildlife refuges spark a sense of natural wonder and give youngsters a chance to learn new outdoor skills.
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Fishing is permitted in 12 public fishing areas at J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge in North Dakota.  Credit: Gary Eslinger / USFWS
Fishing is permitted in 12 public fishing areas at J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge in North Dakota.  Credit: Gary Eslinger / USFWS

Gone Fishing

March 22, 2017
Anglers are a secretive bunch, keeping their favorite fishing spots to themselves. Not us. We’re proud to say that more than 270 national wildlife refuges provide wonderful fishing spots; and we want everyone to know.
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Miami blue butterfly. Credit: Molly McCarter / USFWS
Miami blue butterfly. Credit: Molly McCarter / USFWS

DOI Announces $3.74 Million to 12 States for Species Recovery

March 17, 2017
More than $3.7 million in funding will support nine projects on 12 national wildlife refuges across 12 states to help recover some of the nation’s most at-risk species on or near national wildlife refuges. Species to benefit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Cooperative Recovery Initiative program include the Miami blue butterfly, ocelots, Puritan tiger beetles, masked bobwhite and spectacled eiders. Since 2013, the Service has funded 66 projects for nearly $27 million through the CRI.
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