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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.

Working with tribes: Lake sturgeon recovery efforts

A middle school student releases a lake sturgeon fingerling into a stream that connects to the Red Lakes. Photo courtesy of Ryan Jorgenson/Red Lake Middle School.
A middle school student releases a lake sturgeon fingerling into a stream that connects to the Red Lakes. Photo courtesy of Ryan Jorgenson/Red Lake Middle School.

Recovery efforts for lake sturgeon - a fish once common in the Great Lakes, Mississippi, and Hudson Bay - involve partnerships across governments. We're committed to supporting tribes as they exercise their sovereignty in the management of fish and wildlife resources on Federal Indian trust land and treaty reserved areas. Learn more about how we work to support their natural resource objectives for lake sturgeon recovery in this story written by Pat Brown from the Red Lake Department of Natural Resources and republished with permission from Red Lake News.

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Three midwest tribes awarded tribal wildlife grants for species of traditional importance

A white-tailed deer, Blanding’s turtle and American woodcock. Photos by USFWS.
A white-tailed deer, Blanding’s turtle and American woodcock. Photos by USFWS.

We're pleased to announce funding for three tribal fish and wildlife conservation projects. These projects are awarded through our Tribal Wildlife Grant Program and total $563,279. The following federally recognized tribes will be awarded for their outstanding proposals: Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Indians, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.

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Weekly Wrap-up: July 6 - 12, 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 nesting wrens, tiny turtles, singing cicadas and more!

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How do birds keep cool in the summer?

An American robin splashes in a bird bath. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
An American robin splashes in a bird bath. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

Do you ever wonder how birds stay cool on hot summer days? We want to share some insights! Like people, birds can withstand changes in the weather and maintain their body temperature whether it’s hot or cold outside, but there are limits. When summer temperatures are on the rise, birds depend on adaptations to keep from overheating.

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