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Conserving the Nature of America
Volunteer Jim Montgomery collects waterbird data.
Volunteer Jim Montgomery collects waterbird data. Credit: USFWS

Volunteers Keep Things Running

April 19, 2018
The Service has some stellar volunteers -- the 40,000-plus people who contribute more than 1.5 million hours of work each year to help achieve the agency's mission and many of our staffers, who give back to their local communities in some amazing ways.
Blog: Thank You to Volunteers Everywhere »
Photo Gallery of FWS Employees who Volunteer »
Chuda Dhaurali holds a buckling at Pine Island Community Farm in Colchester, Vermont.
Goat farmer Chuda Dhaurali holds a buckling at Pine Island Community Farm in Colchester, Vermont. Credit: Paul E. Richardson/Vermont Land Trust

Nature's Good Neighbors: A New American Dream

April 18, 2018

A Vermont farm gives back to the local community and the land, and proves that it’s possible to make a living on the land while looking after it, such as protecting local wetlands.
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Nature's Good Neighbors Stories »

Four ornery in flight over a tree.
Migratory birds take to the skies after being uncaged at Everglades National Park. The birds had been seized as part of Operation Ornery Birds. Credit: Dan Chapman/USFWS

Birds Seized in Operation Ornery Birds Released into the Everglades

April 18, 2018

After a long-running, undercover investigation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials and partners released about 130 birds, including painted buntings and northern cardinals, into Florida’s River of Grass last week. The birds had been bought by undercover agents from illegal trappers and traffickers, and seized in a series of arrests in the days leading up to the release.
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Six People Charged (DOJ) »