Ways to Get Involved

Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community by doing what you love. National wildlife refuges partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors and residents of urban and coastal communities to make a lasting difference. Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying.


If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact the office at 608-326-0515.

Our Partners

Nature does not recognize human-made boundaries. In order to conserve our natural and cultural resources effectively, we must work with others to bridge these boundaries. Partnerships foster creative solutions to challenging situations and often the results are greater than the sum of the parts.

States, counties and private organizations like The Nature Conservancy help protect algific (cold air) talus (loose rock) slopes. Private landowners are perhaps the most significant stewards of remaining algific talus slopes. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contacts landowners whose properties have these habitats and offers assistance in managing them.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy have programs to assist with protection of these habitats and endangered species. Funding is available for excluding cattle, cleaning out sinkholes, creating conservation easements and planting buffer strips near algific talus slopes.

Education Programs

Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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, fish hatchery or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.