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Compatibility Determination Released

The public is invited to comment on this draft compatibility determination.

Commercial Filming Compatability Determination 2019

Caribou Control & Cattle Planning Updates

Aleutian Tern Photo, Bob Gill USGS

The fiscal year 2016 federal budget act includes specific language prohibiting the USFWS from spending any funds to remove non-native caribou from Kagalaska or address unauthorized cattle grazing on Chirikof and Wosnesenski Islands.

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Islands & Ocean Visitor Center

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Visitor Center Open Tues-Sat 12pm-5pm

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Rat Found Dead St. Paul Island

After months of monitoring and setting traps for a Norway rat that was spotted in the fall of 2018 on St. Paul Island, a rat has been found dead.

Rat Found Dead St. Paul Island

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Seabird Die-off

Dead Fulmar Ken Stenek COASST

Seabirds die for many reasons, including trauma and disease. Please report dead or sick wild birds, noting location, species, time and date found.

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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.

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