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The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

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Conserving the Nature of America

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Weekly Wrap-up: December 14 - 20, 2018

Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.
Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features traveling waxwings, snack stashes, opportunities for future biologists and more!

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Helping wildlife while avoiding common pitfalls

Providing lint and yarn in a suet cage can be hazardous to birds. Staged photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Providing lint and yarn in a suet cage can be hazardous to birds. Staged photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

We’ve been seeing a lot of tips for providing food, water and nesting materials to animals. Unfortunately, many of those tips are misguided end up being detrimental to the species we all want to help. Here are a few pitfalls you should avoid and some great alternatives that will help keep animals safe!

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President Donald J. Trump appoints Charlie Wooley as U.S. Commissioner for the international Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Charlie Wooley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Midwest Regional Director sitting on a dock along the lake. Photo by Tina Shaw/USFWS.
Charlie Wooley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Midwest Regional Director. Photo by Tina Shaw/USFWS.

President Donald J. Trump has selected Acting Midwest Regional Director Charlie Wooley for a prestigious appointment serving as the Federal Commissioner representing the United States on the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. In addition to his U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responsibilities, Wooley joins the U.S. delegation that includes the State Commissioner, Academic Commissioner and the Commissioner at Large. Commissioners of the United States are appointed by the President for six-year terms.

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Weekly Wrap-up: December 7 - 13, 2018

Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.
Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features beautiful buntings, playful otters, opossum hideouts and more!

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