More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.Volunteers are critical to the management of our wildlife and habitats. You can enjoy a productive and rewarding experience as a volunteer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Contact the Complex office for information on volunteer opportunities.
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The Merced NWR hosts the largest wintering concentration of Lesser Sandhill Cranes in the Pacific Flyway with as many as 20,000 cranes using the Refuge.