Midwest Region Conserving the nature of America

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The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you and plan your visit today »

Conserving the Nature of America

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Weekly Wrap-up: November 8 - 14, 2019

Collage featuring monarchs, a shrike and bergamot
Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features monarchs in mexico, shrike snacks, honoring veterans and more!

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Wisconsin piping plovers have banner nesting year

Two piping plovers with leg bands on the beach
A record of 14 piping plover chicks were banded at Cat Island in 2019. Photo by Betsy Galbraith/USFWS.

Endangered piping plovers, among Wisconsin’s rarest birds, recorded their best breeding season ever, a promising payoff after more than 20 years of partner efforts to protect nests, monitor their young, and increase habitat.

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Honoring veterans in the midwest

Collage of five veteran employees
Collage of five veteran employees. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

In honor of Veterans Day, we are highlighting some exceptional employees. These are just a few of the veterans who have gone above and beyond in their everyday duties. We honor and thank you all for your bravery and commitment to protect our freedom and the opportunity to fulfill our mission of conserving fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

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Weekly Wrap-up: November 1 - 7, 2019

Collage featuring an owl, woodpecker and hummingbird
Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features owl adaptations, woodpecker deterrents, hummingbird sightings and more!

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