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Charlie Wooley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Midwest Regional Director at Plum Island, sits sidways on a peir facing towards the camera with Lake Michigan in the backdrop.
Charlie Wooley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Midwest Regional Director at Plum Island, Wisconsin on Lake Michigan. Credit: Tina Shaw/USFWS

Service Official is President's Pick for Canada-U.S. Fishery Commission

December 14, 2018

Acting Midwest Regional Director Charlie Wooley has been picked by the President as the Federal Commissioner representing the United States on the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. Wooley joins three other commissioners of the United States.
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California condor in flgiht.
California condor chick #933 taking flight in Santa Barbara County. Credit: Santa Barbara Zoo

California Condor Chick Sets Milestones in Santa Barbara County

December 11, 2018
For the first time in more than three decades, an endangered California condor chick has successfully fledged from a cliff-side nest in Santa Barbara County.  Last month, condor number 933 took its first short flight after being raised by its parents for six months in the northern Santa Barbara backcountry of Los Padres National Forest. This chick represents another milestone in the condor recovery program: the first second-generation wild fledgling in Southern California. Its father fledged from the Santa Barbara backcountry in 1980.
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Wading birds at J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.
Wading birds at J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Credit: George Gentry/USFWS

National Wildlife Refuges Announce 2019 Fee-Free Days!

December 6, 2018
Across America, national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors amid scenic beauty. Thirty refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer free admission on certain days in 2019, and nearly 500 other refuges are free year-round. Wildlife refuges offer world-class recreation, from fishing, hunting and wildlife observation to photography and environmental education. Every state and U.S. territory has at least one national wildlife refuge.
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