Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

refuge updates

Search and Rescue Report December 4

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December 4 report from Bethel Search & Rescue; aerial survey of safety and travel conditions on the Delta.

12-4-18 BSAR River Report

New Job Announcements

2018 Job Announcements

5 New positions open through December 13!

Click this link to the job announcements.

Artist’s gift to Alaska refuges

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Lindsay Carron and samples of her art inspired by the people and wildlife refuges of Alaska

click here to see photos and artwork of Lindsay Carron

Kuskokwim River Federal Subsistence Fisheries

Kuskokwim Salmon New Release Updates

This update provides current information regarding this years salmon run, openers, fishing regulations and messages.

Kuskokwim River Federal Subsistence Fisheries
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.

Featured Stories

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

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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