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Group photo of Scouting Troop 2119 at the Rocky Moutain Aresenal NWR rest stop.
Scouting Troop 2119 conducts pollinator garden and bluebird rest stop maintenance at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. Credit: USFWS

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge: A Refuge for All

June 14, 2021

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding Denver’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge $1 million in additional annual funding to expand their Urban Wildlife Conservation Program. With this funding, the refuge will be able to better support local communities in the metro Denver area by offering a safe outdoor place for the community and visitors to enjoy recreation in their nearby nature.

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A biologist examines a gray bat by expanding it's wing-span.
A biologist examines a gray bat. Credit: G. Peeples/USFWS

Casual Sighting Leads to Endangered Bat Discovery

June 9, 2021

On May 9, 2016, biologist Chris Kelly saw a lone bat on a bridge crossing the French Broad River outside Asheville, North Carolina. Five years later, everything wildlife biologists thought they knew about endangered gray bats in this corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains has been upended.

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Kayakers at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kayakers at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Credit: USFWS

Top Five Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoorse

June 4, 2021

June is Great Outdoors Month and #TeamPublicLands at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service presents our top five list to get you outside. There are so many great activities, we hope to pique your interest. America’s public lands, including national wildlife refuges, national fish hatcheries, parks, and forests, offer tremendous opportunities to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Have fun on your adventure!

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