Around the Refuge

2019 Intern and Technician Positions

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Want to work with us? Intern and technician positions being filled soon.

2019 Positions Closing Soon!

Maine Junior Duck Stamp Program

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The Junior Duck Stamp Program (JDS) is dynamic art-and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school.

Maine Junior Duck Stamp Program

New England Cottontail

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Do you think you've spotted Maine's only native cottontail rabbit-the New England cottontail? Let us know about it!

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What's Happening

Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge Approved!

In October 2016, Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and Wendi Weber, Northeast Regional Director of the Service, approved Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)—a new refuge dedicated to managing shrubland habitat for wildlife in the Northeast. The Service can now start working with partners and willing-seller property owners to identify opportunities to acquire priority lands in fee simple or conservation easement within the designated focus areas of Great Thicket NWR.

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS