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

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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.

Meeting with our Native American Partners

Federal and Tribal leaders stand together after welcoming remarks at the 2018 annual Native American Fish and Wildlife Society meeting. Photo by Alejandro Morales/USFWS.
Federal and Tribal leaders stand together at the 2018 annual Native American Fish and Wildlife Society meeting. Photo by Alejandro Morales/USFWS.

We value our partnerships with Native American Tribes. From September 23 – 26, 2018, our staff gathered with biologists and conservation law enforcement officers from federally recognized tribes in the Midwest to discuss, learn and understand current wildlife conservation research, projects and management breakthroughs at the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Great Lakes Region’s annual meeting.

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Michigan migratory bird hotspot turns 65

Blue-winged teal on a wetland. Photo by Jim Hudgins/USFWS.
Blue-winged teal on a wetland. Photo by Jim Hudgins/USFWS.

We're celebrating Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, which was established 65 years ago this week. This refuge has a wide range of habitats, from bottomland forests of maple, oak and hickory to grasslands filled with prairie flowers and butterflies. Take a moment to learn about this peaceful refuge and plan a trip to experience it first-hand.

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Prehistoric fish swims again in the Maumee River

Young participants show off lake sturgeon at the Toledo Zoo’s first release of the native fish into Ohio’s Maumee River. Photo by Justin Chiotti/USFWS.
Young participants show off lake sturgeon at the Toledo Zoo’s first release of the native fish into Ohio’s Maumee River. Photo by Justin Chiotti/USFWS.

Ohio’s Maumee River, which 100 years ago supported thousands of lake sturgeon, is now the center of a recovery effort for the ancient fish. We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have partnered with the Toledo Zoo, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Purdy Fisheries, University of Toledo, University of Windsor, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and Michigan Department of Natural Resources to help re-establish this living relic in the river and Lake Erie.

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Weekly Wrap-up: October 5 - 11, 2018

Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.
Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features turkeys in the tress, snack stashes, skink sightings and more!

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