Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.


  • Kuskokwim Salmon New Release Updates

    Call for proposals to change Federal subsistence fish and shellfish regulations

    The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is accepting proposals through April 20, 2020 to change Federal regulations for the subsistence harvest of fish and shellfish on Federal public lands and waters for the 2021-2023 regulatory years (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2023).

    Go to News Release

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    Caribou Closure January 31, 2020 11:59PM

    Mulchatna Caribou Closed to Hunting, January 31, 11:59pm.

    ADF&G Advisory Announcement

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    2021 Migratory Bird Calendar Contest

    2020 have arrived! The 2021 theme is "Hunt for the Future". Rules and enrollment forms in the link below.

    Link to Migratory Bird Calendar Contest Website

refuge updates

Current Conditions

Yukon Delta Refuge has temporarily changed its operations in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The office and Visitor Center are closed to visitors, following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities. Updates will be posted here and on Facebook. Our staff continue working to serve the public: please call 907-543-3151.

Regional Advisory Council Update

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Secretary of the Interior appoints members to Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils

2020 Council Appointments

Timber Harvest

2018 Timber Harvest Map

Wood Cutting on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Timber Harvest Statement
Conservation news

Emperor Geese in Apparent Decline

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The emperor goose population has declined to the point where efforts are needed to help conserve emperor geese and future hunting opportunities.

2019_Emperor Goose Outreach

Featured Stories

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