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Without a Paddlefish!

January 2018

A snapshot of a swimming paddlefish.
Photo Credit: Hagerty Ryan/USFWS

a paddleshish swimming underwater

Join the next LIVE Conservation Connect broadcast on Thursday, January 18, 2 p.m. Eastern, for a special featuring an odd and primitive creature, the paddlefish. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions to a fisheries biologist!

Conservation Connect is a web-based video series produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). Their goal is to connect a new generation of conservationists, ages 8-16, with the great outdoors, wildlife species, and conservation careers. Conservation Connect is available to youth groups, schools, homeschoolers, nature centers, and other educational programs throughout the country, free of charge.

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How to enjoy ice fishing (if you hate fishing and the cold)

January 2018

You don't have to love ice fishing to have fun. Kissing the fish is up to you. Photo Credit: USFWS

A young boy kissing a frozen fishing.

If you’ve tried ice fishing and found it to be painfully cold and boring, but you want to show support for the ice fishing fanatic in your life, then you have come to the right place! Here are some tips and tricks whether you choose to play on the ice or stay inside.

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iPads Automate Field Data Collection and Transfer

January 2018

Going Digital. Photo Credit:
Monica Blaser, USFWS

A boater using ARCGIS Collector application.

The ArcGIS Collector application enables field crews forthe Asian Carp eDNA monitoring team of the Midwest Region Fisheries Program to improve data collection, increase efficiencies and safety. The most important positive outcome being reported, eDNA results can now be provided to our partners seven days earlier than with old data entry methods.

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link to take me fishing website and explore fish species
Last updated: February 7, 2018