refuge updates

Kuskokwim River Federal Subsistence Fisheries

Kuskokwim Salmon New Release Updates

This update provides current information regarding this years salmon run, openers, fishing regulations and messages.

Kuskokwim River Federal Subsistence Fisheries

2018 Subsistence Spring Waterfowl Closure

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A 30-day Emergency Closure has been established for the 2018 Alaska subsistence spring migratory bird initiation of migratory bird nesting from May 31 through June 30, 2018.

2018 Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Region Subsistence Spring Waterfowl Closure
Conservation news

Return of the Steller's Eider

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The Steller's Eider Reintroduction Program is proposing to release captive-raised individuals of this beautiful masked seabird to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

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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