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    Thanks for Visiting

    While in Bethel, the Aamautluak girls basket ball team stopped by the Refuge for an impromptu visit and tour.

  • 2018 Timber Harvest Map

    Timber Harvest

    Wood Cutting on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

    Timber Harvest Statement

  • 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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    Traditional Knowledge

    Traditional Alaska Native knowledge incorporated into shorebird harvest surveys.

    Shorebird Harvest Traditional Knowledge

refuge updates

Regional Advisory Council

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The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta winter Regional Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for March 12-13, in Bethel.

Winter 2019 Regional Advisory Council Meeting Calendar

Taking Applications for Regional Advisory Council Members

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Regional Advisory Council membership application deadline extended through March 1, 2019

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Search and Rescue Report 12-24-2018

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December 24 report from Bethel Search & Rescue regarding travel conditions on the Kuskokwim River.

BSAR Report 12-24-18

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
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


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