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Aghileeen Pinnacles show through the mist at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
Missisquoi Refuge, home to the largest great blue heron rookery in Vermont, wears a thin glaze of ice.
Credit: USFWS

December 2009 Media Tip Sheet

Dust Bowl Legacy April 14, 2010 will mark the 75th anniversary of "Black Sunday" — the day in 1935 when the worst dust storms of the Dust Bowl era swept the Central Plains, darkening skies as far east as Chicago and Washington, DC. One good outcome: the establishment of more then 63 national wildlife refuges dedicated to wildlife habitat development and the reversal of environmental degradation. . . . Read More

Annual Christmas Bird Count. Join a tradition over 100 years in the making. From December 14 through January 5, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in the Annual Christmas Bird Count. . . Read More

Events Calendar: Explore National Wildlife Refuges in Winter. Sure, it may be cold and snowy. It’s also a great time to visit a national wildlife refuge without the summer crowds. . . Read More

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