Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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    Fire Updates

    Updates on wildfires and air quality within the Yukon Delta Refuge

    Weekly Fire Update

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    Kuskokwim River Federal Subsistence Fisheries

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


  • 2020 Migratory Bird Harvest Regulations

    Current information on Alaska Subsistence Migratory Bird Harvest Regulations for spring and summer

    2020 Spring/Summer Regulations Handbook

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    Mulchatna Caribou Update

    Public hearing announced for Temporary Wildlife Special Action Request WSA20-04 regarding the Mulchatna Caribou Herd

    Click Here for Link to Flyer and News Release

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Current Conditions

Yukon Delta Refuge has temporarily changed its operations in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The office and Visitor Center are closed to visitors, following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities. Updates will be posted here and on Facebook. Our staff continue working to serve the public: please call 907-543-3151.

Kuskokwim River Federal Subsistence Fisheries


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


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

Regional Advisory Council Update

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Secretary of the Interior appoints members to Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils

2020 Council Appointments
Conservation news

Emperor Geese in Apparent Decline

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The emperor goose population has declined to the point where efforts are needed to help conserve emperor geese and future hunting opportunities.

2019_Emperor Goose Outreach

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