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Chad Karges, the Service'ss project leader at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was honored by the National Wildlife Refuge Association with their Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chad Karges, the Service's project leader at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was honored by the National Wildlife Refuge Association with their Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award. National Wildlife Refuge Association

Malheur NWR's Chad Karges Honored With National Refuge Association Award


Chad Karges, project leader at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was honored by National Wildlife Refuge Association with their Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award cited Karge’s steadfast leadership and commitment to building partnerships. “Chad has had a profound, lasting impact not only on wildlife conservation during his career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but also on the people he has worked with over these past 30 years,” said David Houghton, National Wildlife Refuge Association.


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Northern Cardinal in the snow
Northern Cardinal in the snow Audubon Society Image

Tis the Season.....to count the birds! 'Citizen Scientists' making an impact


The longest-running citizen science project is underway and continues through January 5. Come out and count during the 117th Christmas Bird Count. As a count volunteer you will follow specified routes and count every bird you see or hear all day. The data collected by observers helps protect species and their habitat by providing data to Audubon researchers, conservation biologist, wildlife agencies and others who are interested in the long-term health and state of bird populations across North America.


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Get your new FOREVER Stamps from USPS
Get your new FOREVER Stamps from USPS USPS Image

US Postal Service Showcases New 2017 Pollinator Stamps


The USPS announced new features on Forever stamps in 2017 - including a focus on bees and butterflies. These stamps pay tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators depicting two of our continent’s most iconic, the monarch butterfly and the western honeybee. Crop pollination by insects contributes approximately $15 billion of produce to the U.S. economy each year.  You can help these declining species by planting native flowers and nectar plants and minimize the use of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides.


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