Spring Storm in the Great Basin Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve After a Spring Storm in the Great Basin Hunting Upland Birds at Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area Sandhill Migration on the Platte River Badlands Sunrise The Green River at Ouray NWR North Park Lupines Moab Sunset

Our Stories


A digital drawing of a book, laid open, with two sillhouetted birds flying over top, one crane, one raptor. To the left of the image, a silhouetted tree is seen on a low hill, and on the right appears a silhouetted owl. On the book's pages are a bison and owl standing in grass, a fish jumping out of the lake behind, backdroped by round, green hills, and an evergren tree stands to the side. The sun with fluffy clouds floats over the book. In the bottom right corner appears the artists signature, Mikaela R Oles

Field in Five Photos!

A herd of cows graze on a flat grassy pasture

Cyber Cows! Are "virtual fences" the future for livestock operations?

A man holds a beaker of juvenile Yellow perch to the camera

A REEL Good Time: Transferring Yellow Perch at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery

Three people stand at a table next to a hatchery pool. They are working with bowls of Paddlefish eggs during a spawning event

Spawning Paddlefish at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery

A person holds pliers to a mussel

Where There's a Gill, There's a Way

A person wearing protective gloves holds a prairie dog.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: A New Home for Prairie Dogs at Pueblo Chemical Depot

A USFWS employee smiles at the camera and holds a duck for the camera

Up at the Quack of Dawn: Duck Banding at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

A landscape of the National Elk Refuge, showing a herd on the plains, backdropped by snow-capped mountains

A Legacy of Conservation: Behind-the-Scenes at the National Elk Refuge

A Dakota skipper butterfly perches on a pink flower with a long stem, situated in a flat grassland. A person's hand and leg is visible in the right side of the frame

Skipping Towards Recovery: Release of 270 Dakota skippers in North Dakota

A person wearing grey gloves holds a Boreal toad to the camera. The toad is the side of a palm and is brown with yellow and black markings.

A TOAD-ally Important Reintroduction: Thousands of Boreal toad tadpoles released on the Rio Grande

A female Sage grouse picks at a green desert plant on a rocky landscape

Why did the Sage-Grouse Cross the Road? A day in the life of a Greater sage-grouse

A person wearing a blue glove holds a brown bat

Batty About Science! Using surveys to help monitor bat populations in Colorado

Four people stand in an aquatic lab, wearing green gaiters, holding razorback sucker fish for the camera

"School of Fish" Takes on a New Meaning

A creek in early autumn surrounded by trees with yellow leaves

Just Keep Swimming

a petri dish of orange fish eggs

Rainbow Trout: Unsung Heroes of Pallid Sturgeon Conservation

an overhead flume, which appears as an engineered structure placed on a river

Fish Passage…Now Boarding: A New Tool Supports Fish Passage Research at the Bozeman Fish Technology Center

three whooping cranes walking across a wetland

Rest Areas for Whooping Cranes

We are USFWS!

A man wearing a USFWS jacket smiles at the camera giving a thumbs-up

Louie Ocaranza: Finding Passion and Purpose in Wildlife Conservation

A woman wearing a blue hardhat and yellow shirt smiles for the camera

Helina Alvarez: The USFWS employee who's career in conservation seemed like "ancestral fate"

A man wearing a USFWS jacket stands in front of the Leadville National Fish Hatchery

Carlos R. Martinez: Making the Outdoors Accessible to Everyone

Four images in grid format showing four women working at various USFWS field sites and facilities

Four Wonder Women in Fisheries

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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.
Last modified: May 14, 2021
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