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.

Wisconsin sandhill crane sanctuary celebrates 40 years

Sandhill cranes in flight. Photo by USFWS.
Sandhill cranes in flight. Photo by USFWS.

We're celebrating Fox River National Wildlife Refuge, which was established 40 years ago this week. The refuge encompasses 1,054 acres of wetland and upland habitat along the Fox River in Wisconsin. Take a moment to learn about this special place and some of the wildlife that calls it home.

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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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