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A USFWS staff in uniform with a group of hunters.
The Four W’s Outdoors, a nonprofit partner, recently took a group on a duck hunt at Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Tyrelle John Haney/USFWS

The Spaces In-between the Hunting Inspire First-timer

January 11, 2022

It wasn’t the duck hunt that helped Tyrelle John Haney, an intern with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Houston Urban Program, connect with nature. It was everything else, from the hoot of an owl to the sunrise, that restored the first-time hunter.

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view of shoreline of island, with small white sand beach, grass and small shrubs. Flat land and partly cloudy skies.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in partnership with North Florida Land Trust will protect 981 acres of salt marsh and maritime forest that will benefit a wide range of species, including piping plover, red knot, gopher tortoise, wood stork, Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon and West Indian manatee. Credit: © Patrick and Doris Leary Credit: Sarah Ortiz/USFWS

Service Awards More Than $20 Million To Help Coastal Community Resilience, Provide Economic Benefits and Protect Native Ecosystems

December 20, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding more than $20 million to support 25 projects in 13 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 61,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. State, local and Tribal governments, private landowners, conservation groups and other partners will contribute more than $17.6 million in additional funds to these projects. These grants will have wide-reaching benefits for local economies, people and wildlife – boosting coastal resilience, reducing flood risk, stabilizing shorelines and protecting natural ecosystems.

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Yakama Nation Fisheries and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff release a Pacific lamprey into the upper Wenatchee River
The Yakama Nation Fisheries and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff release a Pacific lamprey into the upper Wenatchee River. Credit: Sarah Ortiz/USFWS

Tribal-led Conservation Helps Restore Pacific Lamprey

December 15, 2021

Pacific lamprey are some of the oldest fish alive today and were once abundant in the upper Wenatchee River. Today, these ancient fish are far less common. The Yakama Nation Fisheries, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is using generations of traditional knowledge and modern science to tackle this potential conservation catastrophe.

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