Our mission begins with the words, "Working with others." We invite you to join us in conserving wildlife and wild places for today and for generations to come.

You can get involved by volunteering, partnering, sampling learning opportunities, taking part in education programs, and attending events. You can also comment on proposed rules and notices. Here’s how.

Volunteering

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Common Volunteer Opportunities

Help staff the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Greet refuge visitors and answer their questions about refuge wildlife and recreational activities. Also track visitation, operate videos upon request, and help with other special projects. Shifts available Monday to Friday from 8am...
Work with another volunteer to staff the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Greet refuge visitors and answer their questions about refuge wildlife and recreational activities. Also track visitation, operate videos upon request, and help with other...
Volunteers at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge provide their talents, energy, gain knowledge about the refuge, and become part of a community dedicated to the stewardship of wildlife. Become part of the Weekly Maintenance Crew where you can enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to...

Careers and Internships

Are you passionate about conservation, science, nature, plants and wildlife? A career with us might be just what you’re looking for. It might also be the ticket if you’re into law enforcement, information technology, maintenance, real estate, engineering, communication, cartography, finance, budgeting and more. 

Join us in advancing our mission of working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance, fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. 

Partnering With FWS

Partners are valuable allies to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and play a vital role in meeting the Service's conservation goals.

Featured Partners

Here are just a few of our nationals partners. You can view the full list of FWS partners, along with the regions and areas of focus our work together entails.

Learning Opportunities

We offer many types of learning opportunities including formal and informal training. Some of the education we offer includes job training, career enhancement training, and education for environmental or technical professionals and students.

Education Programs

The Fish and Wildlife Service offers many great education programs.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Virtual Outdoor Adventure Programs Two asynchronous videos that can be used by anyone. 1.) What is a National Wildlife Refuge 2.) Mammals: Predators & Prey. Fun exciting educational virtual field trips that meets the needs of both the FWS sites as well as...
Do you love exploring in nature? Become a Junior Naturalist today! This program is free and open to anyone who wants to participate. Once completed with the booklet, send us an email and we will send you a patch!
The Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp educational program. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students may express their newfound knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.

Proposed Rules and Notices Open for Comment

Rulemaking is the policy-making process for agencies of the federal government. Each rule goes through a structured reviewing timeline, including a period for public comments. View policy open for public comment on regulations.gov.

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Events

The Fish and Wildlife Service hosts many public events at sites across the country.

Outdoor Activity

Join Phil from Wild Birds Unlimited and enjoy a birding hike through Humbug Marsh. All skill levels are welcome.

This hike could be anywhere from 1/2 mile - 2 miles. Please be responsible and stay home if you are not feeling well the morning of the event.

We do have...

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
Outdoor Activity

Join Phil from Wild Birds Unlimited and enjoy a birding hike through Humbug Marsh. All skill levels are welcome.

This hike could be anywhere from 1/2 mile - 2 miles. Please be responsible and stay home if you are not feeling well the morning of the event.

We do have...

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
Outdoor Activity

Join Phil from Wild Birds Unlimited and enjoy a birding hike through Humbug Marsh. All skill levels are welcome.

This hike could be anywhere from 1/2 mile - 2 miles. Please be responsible and stay home if you are not feeling well the morning of the event.

We do have...

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Get Involved Stories

Male wood duck sitting on teal-green water with ripples, facing right with an orange bill, green head and rusty chest
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Where Art and Science Meet
Growing up I always doodled. I scribbled on everything and everything I could get my hands on (even things I shouldn’t, like my bedroom walls). It was how I was able to express myself and share the world through my eyes.
Aerial view of a small island with sand and green vegetation on it, surrounded by deep blue water
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A Beginner’s Guide to the National Wildlife Refuge System
Not quite sure what the National Wildlife Refuge System is and all that it encompasses? This primer gives a quick overview.
Monarch butterfly on purple coneflower
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5 resolutions for a changing climate
As climate change continues to affect our daily lives, wildlife, and the important ecosystems we depend on, we can all resolve to make small changes that will have huge positive impacts on the health of our planet.
Northern Shoveler
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Tennessee Jr. Duck Stamp Program
If you enjoy art and science, you will love this unique art contest!
A ponderosa pine looms tall from below, with frost covering the needles and blending the many scraggly branches into the gray-blue sky
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Draft Compatibility Determination for Commercial Timber Harvest
The Refuge is seeking public review and comment on the Draft Compatibility Determination for commercial timber harvest by December 30, 2022.
Visitors at Holiday Open House
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Holiday Open House
The holidays are in full swing at Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery. Our Open House Event was successful and fun.