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Service staff and partners standing in woods area and wearing firer protection gear as they use fire controlling equipement to control fire a-blazed in front of them.
During the winter months, sandhill cranes, snow geese and Ross’s geese often cover the landscape at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Credit: Celestyn Brozek

How to Get the Most out of a Visit to a National Wildlife Refuge

July 10, 2019

Timing is everything. “If you go to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico in the summer, you’re not going to see much,” says National Wildlife Refuge System Chief Cynthia Martinez. “If you go in November, you will see a spectacle of wildlife and birds covering every part of that place. There’s a real seasonality to our refuges.”
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Service staff and partners standing in woods area and wearing firer protection gear as they use fire controlling equipement to control fire a-blazed in front of them.
Service staff and partners work together to stay ahead of the potential for difficult wildfires in the Pacific Region. Credit: Brent Lawrence/USFWS

Managing with Prescribed Fire

July 02, 2019
Prescribed fires are never as simple as lighting a match and letting it burn. They’re scientific undertakings planned by the burn boss, who carefully considers safety, weather and more to achieve the fire’s objectives. Improved public safety and habitat management are two priorities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fire Management Program.
Prescribed Burns in the Pacific Region »
Two outstretched hands hold a small turtle with yellow markings on its head and tail.
Besides fishing, the young men learned about aquatic life. Credit: Mark Davis/USFWS

Service, Others Share Expertise at Steve Harvey Event

July 02, 2019
Last month, more than 200 young men participated in the 2019 Steve Harvey Mentoring Camp for Young Men in Georgia. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was there, helping give the urban youth a taste of the outdoors.
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