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Gray wolf Gary Kramer/USFWS

Trump Administration Returns Management and Protection of Gray Wolves to States and Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts


More than 45 years after gray wolves were first listed under the Endangered Species Act, the Trump Administration and its many conservation partners are announcing the successful recovery of the gray wolf and its delisting from the ESA. State and tribal wildlife management agency professionals will resume responsibility for sustainable management and protection of delisted gray wolves in states with gray wolf populations, while the Service monitors the species for five years to ensure the continued success of the species.


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Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge

"With the utmost respect and gratitude, we are granting veterans and Gold Star Families free access to the iconic and treasured lands they fought to protect starting this Veteran's Day and every single day thereafter." - U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt Peter Pearsall/USFWS

Gold Star Families, Veterans Get Free Entrance to Refuges, Other Public Lands


Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will be granted free access to National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks, and standard amenity recreation fees for the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Reclamation sites will be waived beginning on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) this year and every day onward. They will have free access to approximately 2,000 public locations spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands.


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Sunrise at Malheur NWR

National Wildlife Refuge Week celebrates all the ways people can discover a range of world-class recreation opportunities from hunting, fishing, biking and paddling to trail running, photography, walking and virtual nature programs. Brent Lawrence / USFWS

Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week from October 11-17


Enjoy stellar outdoor recreation and the country’s wildlife heritage during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 11-17, 2020. Celebrate your access to nature on the nation’s largest network of public lands dedicated to wildlife conservation, the National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.You can find at least one refuge in every state and every U.S. territory and within an hour drive of most major cities.


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