Pacific Region Highlights


Sal Trujillo at the first Ridgefield NWR Veterans Waterfowl Hunt, held on Veterans Day 2018.

Sal Trujillo at the first Ridgefield NWR Veterans Waterfowl Hunt, held on Veterans Day 2018. Courtesy of Richard Hannan

Ridgefield NWR Honors Veterans With Special Veterans Day Waterfowl Hunt


Eleven military veterans celebrated Veterans Day with their first waterfowl hunt at the inaugural Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Veterans’ Waterfowl Hunt. The hunt highlighted many of the Service’s priorities, including recreational opportunities on public lands and the support the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. “We can’t think of a better way than to honor these veterans on Veterans Day than by introducing them to waterfowl hunting and this fantastic urban National Wildlife Refuge.” - Robyn Thorson, Pacific Regional Director


News release


Monarch overwintering site in Southern California
Monarch overwintering site in Southern California FWS Image

Monarch Conservation Needs You During Thanksgiving Count


Take a break from football, raking leaves, and the endless holiday music that started way too soon, to join us in monarch butterfly conservation.  The Service and our partners at the Xerces Society of Invertebrate Conservation are set to begin the 2018 Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count.  Using the data collected from this annaul event, scientists are researching ways to protect and enhance habitat for this iconic migratory species in the Western U.S.  This is where citizen scientists like you can help out. With technology, citizen scientists are collecting monarch data all over the California coast. 


Our partners at the Xerces Society

Learn how the Service is using Lidar technology


Scott Aikin, Fish and Wildlife Service National Native American Liaison
Scott Aikin, Fish and Wildlife Service National Native American Liaison FWS Image

November Recognized as Native American Heritage Month


Conserving fish, wildlife and their habitats cannot be successful without effective working relationships with federally recognized tribes and the important plants, animals, and habitats they manage. We also have a distinct, unique obligation and opportunity to work with tribes based on trust responsibilities, treaty provisions and statutory mandates. Join us as we celebrate National Native American Heritage Month and our ongoing partnerships and collaborative efforts in the management of fish and wildlife resources on the more than 55 million acres of Federal Indian trust land and treaty reserved areas.
 


Native American Heritage Month


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