Despite late June’s hazardous heat at Columbia River Gorge National Fish Hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff and partners at the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs and the Yakama Nation worked together to safely transfer 348,000 spring Chinook salmon to a hatchery with cooler water, and release 7.15 million juvenile upriver bright fall Chinook salmon eight days ahead of schedule so they could reach the Pacific Ocean before river temperature hit the danger range.
A community in Georgia forced off land that later became Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge is holding a three-day observance this week stressing the community’s connection to the area. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has entered into a partnership with the descendants of the community to amplify the voices of those who lived on the land before it was a refuge.
Conservation heroes are all around us, writes Juliette Gutierrez Fernandez, project leader at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex in southwestern Washington. Rachel Carson certainly is one of them, but so is the aunt who joined her in outdoor wandering and inspired her conservation career. Juliette's experiences drive her to reach out to the Hispanic community, go back to schools she attended as a child, share experiences, and provide opportunities.
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