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.

New leadership announced for conservation in the midwest

Regional Director Charlie Wooley on a dock at Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Regional Director Charlie Wooley at Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS.

We're pleased to announce that Charlie Wooley is the new Regional Director for the Service in the Department of the Interior’s Unified Region 3 – Great Lakes, based in Bloomington, Minnesota. Wooley has more than 40 years of experience working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has been Acting Regional Director for more than a year.

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Weekly Wrap-up: September 6 - 12, 2019

Collage featuring a skunk, falcon and bear.
Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features bulking bears, skunk season, wandering falcons and more!

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Commemorating 25 years of Missouri River conservation

Scenic view of the river and trees along the Jameson Island Side Channel
Jameson Island Side Channel. Photo by USFWS.

We're celebrating 25 years of conserving Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Missouri. The lower Missouri River is the largest free-flowing river in the United States, encompassing nearly 1.5 million acres of bottomland habitat for fish, wildlife and plants, while providing commercial transportation and recreation opportunities for communities across our nation’s heartland. Take a moment to learn more about this extensive refuge and plan a trip to experience it first-hand.

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Weekly Wrap-up: August 30 - September 5, 2019

Collage featuring a hummingbird, spider and turtle.
Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features impressive webs, softshell sightings, hummingbird migration and more!

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