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    Comment on 2020-22 Hunt-Trap Regulations

    Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Federal Subsistence Hunting and Trapping Regulations for the 2020-2022 Regulatory Years

    Link to News Release

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    2019 Culture and Science Camp

    Orutsararmiut Native Council is accepting applications through May 28, for their 2019 Science and Culture camp. Camp dates are July 15-26.

    Application Link Here

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    State Science Fair Award Winners

    Student's work in Citizen Science brought to Alaska State Science Fair.

    Full Details

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    AK Native Science & Engineering Program

    ANSEP program engages students in activities focused on conservation of natural resources their communities depend on.

    Click Here to Watch

  • 2019 Poster Winner

    2020 Migratory Bird Calendar Contest

    The 2020 theme is "Alaska Bird Babies". Rules and enrollment forms in the link below. 2019 calendars arriving in November.

    Link to 2020 Migratory Bird Calendar Contest

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Spring Aerial Surveys to be Conducted

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Management program will be conducting aerial surveys in late May/early June.

Link to Aerial Survey Flier

Kuskokwim River Federal Subsistence Fisheries

Kuskokwim Salmon New Release Updates

Current information regarding Kuskokwim salmon runs, fishing regulations and messages from agencies.

News Updates

Receiving Public Comments

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Bureau of Land Management is requesting public comments on its Draft Resource Management Plan for Bering Sea-Western Interior Region. The 90-day public comment period begins March 15 and closes June 13, 2019.

Link to full News Release

Traditional Knowledge

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Traditional Alaska Native knowledge incorporated into shorebird harvest surveys.

Shorebird Harvest Traditional Knowledge
Conservation news

Return of the Steller's Eider

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The Steller's Eider Reintroduction Program is proposing to release captive-raised individuals of this beautiful masked seabird to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

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Report Banded Birds

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Have you seen a bird with bling? Biologists use reports of band observations to study many aspects of bird ecology including survival and dispersal. You can help by reporting sightings of banded or marked birds.

Click here to learn more or report a banded bird

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS