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Conserving the Nature of America

Test Your Knowledge

August 10, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife conserves thousands of cultural, historic and archaeological resources on national wildlife refuges. Take our 12-question “Name That Refuge: Culture & History Quiz” to see how much you know about those resources. There are two ways to take it. You can click on the video of the quiz to do all of the questions at once, quickly. Or you can search #WildlifeRefugeQuiz on Twitter to take the quiz one question per day through August 20.
Sarah and Ryan Voiland  standing in front of their crops.
Sarah and Ryan Voiland have owned and operated Red Fire Farm since 2007. Credit: Isaac Burke/USFWS

Nature's Good Neighbors: Getting into the Weevils

August 9, 2018

Conservationists, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have come to the aid of an organic vegetable farm in western Massachusetts fighting an invasive plant, mile-a-minute vine. Besides the hard work of weeding, they are using a biological control agent: weevils.
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A western meadowlark sings while perched on a pole at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.
A western meadowlark sings while perched on a pole at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Wenshu Chen/USFWS

Songbirds, Shorebirds and Other Migratory Birds to Benefit from $18 Million in Funding

August 8, 2018
Each spring, the air fills with the calls of millions of migratory birds making their annual journeys from wintering grounds in the Southern Hemisphere to breeding grounds in North America. Yet populations of many birds are in decline as a result of habitat loss and degradation. Thanks to the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act grants program, however, these long distance travelers will benefit from $18 million in federal and matching funds.
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