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.

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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.

Weekly Wrap-up: April 5 - 11, 2019

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 killdeer flocks, singing meadowlarks, frog sightings and more!

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Midwest states receive more than $190 million for recreation access, conservation

White-tailed deer. Photo by Larry Palmer/USFWS.
White-tailed deer. Photo by Larry Palmer/USFWS.

Outdoor recreationists who hunt, shoot, fish and boat are providing more than $1 billion this year to support increased outdoor access and wildlife habitat conservation across the United States. We're pleased to announce that more than $190 million of these funds will be distributed to midwest state wildlife agencies. The Service distributes funds to all 50 states and U.S. territories. The funds are generated through excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment and boat fuel.

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Weekly Wrap-up: March 29 - April 4, 2019

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 returning vultures, kingfisher calls, pelican migration and more!

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Inspiring conservation after listening to the delicate sound of butterfly wings in Mexico

Wintering monarchs roosting clusters look dark and dense on the branch tips of Oyamel fir trees. Photo by Lori Nordstrom/USFWS.
Wintering monarchs roosting clusters look dark and dense on the branch tips of Oyamel fir trees. Photo by Lori Nordstrom/USFWS.

Join Lori Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director of Ecological Services, as she witnesses wintering monarchs in Mexico, providing a new perspective on the conservation efforts to ensure this remarkable phenomenon continues.

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