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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.

Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy honored with military conservation partner award

Aurelia Skipwith holds a bull snake during a field visit with staff
Aurelia Skipwith holds a bull snake during a field visit with staff. Photo by Larry Dean/USFWS.

On July 11, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Aurelia Skipwith presented the Military Conservation Partnership Award to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin for their excellence in habitat restoration and wildlife management. The first Midwest Region installation to receive the award, Fort McCoy recently completed 107 high priority conservation projects, exceeding a 98% completion rate.

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Weekly Wrap-up: July 5 - 11, 2019

Collage featuring prairie coneflowers, a pink katydid and a blooming wood lily.
Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features surprising colors, badger sightings, native flowers and more!

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More than $2 million in grants will support midwest recreational boating infrastructure projects

Rock and Dock Marina boat slips with restaurant and parking in the background.
Rock and Dock Marina boat slips with restaurant and parking in the background. Photo by Anthony Hewitt/USFWS.

We are pleased to announce $20.6 million in grants to States and U.S. territories through the Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program. These contributions benefit recreational boaters and local communities and their economies by supporting boat tie-up facilities and associated amenities, helping Americans enjoy the nation’s waters and our cherished wildlife and natural and cultural resources.

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Weekly Wrap-up: June 28 - July 4, 2019

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Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features wildlife crossings, family time, flycatcher fledglings and more!

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