Ways to Get Involved
You can support your national wildlife refuges by joining organizations such as the National Wildlife Refuge Association that actively supports and advocates for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Volunteer opportunities can also be found at volunteer.gov.
Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Master new skills. Meet new friends. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow. Check out our station's latest volunteer opportunities on volunteer.gov.
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. Learn more about our local partners.
Most access for refuge staff to Howland has only been possible through the cooperation and participation with partner agencies such as NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Howland’s remoteness compels a growing list of partners and cooperators to be kept informed of and included in planning and management activities at Howland. Activities that staff and partner agencies/organizations share include:
collaborative research projects
protection of trust resources
Many research interests are shared between service and NOAA scientists, and collaborative research projects have been conducted in the past. Additionally, NOAA and the service share trust resource responsibilities for marine turtles
Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a, fish hatchery or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.