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A close up shot of a Frosted-elfin butterflies on a the tip of a Q-tip.
Partners are hoping a coordinated effort to survey for this small, camouflaged butterfly throughout its historic range will find more populations. Credit: Geena Hill/Florida Museum

Butterflies, Craft Beer Help Each Other

May 17, 2019

Frosted-elfin butterflies contribute wild yeast used in the brewing of a craft beer. Beer brings attention and money to the recovery of the at-risk species.
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A tour group stops on a dirt tail to look out for birds.
A ranger leads a tour at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Rinus Baak

Enjoy Your Visit!

May 15, 2019
You’re in for a treat. No matter what leads you to visit a national wildlife refuge — curiosity, a bird festival or just a wish to unplug from the stresses of daily life — you are bound to enjoy the experience. To make sure you find what you’re looking for, and more, we’ve updated our “Visit” pages, highlighting lots of ideas under “Things to Do” and “Things to See.”
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A sunny view of the Tidmarsh Restoration Project.
A view of the Tidmarsh Restoration Project, which, with help from a coastal grant, will create habitat for fish and waterfowl, as well as opportunities for outdoor recreation and education for the community. Credit: USFWS

Interior Secretary Awards States More than $20 Million in Grants Supporting Coastal Wetlands Conservation, Recreation and Communities

May 8, 2019
In recognition of the critical role wetlands play in conservation, our economy and our daily lives, the U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is awarding more than $20 million to 22 projects in 11 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 7,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats. The grants are being made under the Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. State and local governments, private landowners, conservation groups and other partners will contribute more than $26.7 million in additional funds to these projects.
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