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The Weekly Wrap: October 22nd-October 28th

There was a chill in the air this week at Open Spaces. The first snow fall dusted both the Rockies and the eastern seaboard. 

Weather (pun intended) you had snow or no, we hope you enjoyed the week at the blog. Here's a rundown of the stories if you missed any for the week. Simply click on the headline or the pictures to catch yourself up!

5 Ways we Are Using Facebook and Twitter to Take You Outdoors While You Are Online

While we've only been at it for a little over a year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has one of the most extensive social media networks in government. How are we using it? Find out:


The Chambered Nautilus: More than Just a Pretty Shell

Earlier this week, the New York Times published an article titled “Loving the Chambered Nautilus to Death.”  Here's our take:

Everything You Need to Know About This Weekend's Federal Duck Stamp Contest

This Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28, and Oct. 29, we’re holding the nation’s oldest government-sponsored art contest and the most prestigious wildlife art competition. Read everything you need to know:


Section 6 Grants: What They Are and What They Can Do

We are now seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (Section 6) grants for fiscal year 2012. These grants did some AMAZING work last year in Colorado, Texas, and Hawaii:

Looking Back: Lucille Farrier Stickel

Our series looking back at the USFWS Refuge System continues this week with the amazing mangager and researcher, Lucille Farrier Stickel.

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