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    Fire Updates

    Here's a quick update on wildfires currently located on Yukon Delta Refuge

    2019_Fire Update_YDR

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    Citizen Science

    How technology is enabling millions of ‘citizen scientists’ to preserve biodiversity

    Article Link

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    Clean up Green up

    Keep our community clean. Click the link for details on participating in this years Bethel Clean up Green up.

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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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    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

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Kuskokwim River Federal Subsistence Fisheries

Kuskokwim Salmon New Release Updates

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

News Updates

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