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    State Science Fair Award Winners

    Student's work in Citizen Science brought to Alaska State Science Fair.

    Full Details

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    Search and Rescue Report 3-29-2019

    March 29, 2019 report from Bethel Search & Rescue.

    BSAR Report 3-29-19

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    This link to the North Slope Borough website provides information on beluga whaling by Alaska Natives.

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    Department of Interior Careers Video

    Each DOI employee has a unique career path and we want to share your story!

    Click Here to Watch

  • 2019 Poster Winner

    2020 Migratory Bird Calendar Contest

    The 2020 theme is "Alaska Bird Babies". Rules and enrollment forms in the link below. 2019 calendars arriving in November.

    Link to 2020 Migratory Bird Calendar Contest

refuge updates

Federal Subsistence Board will meet April 15 − 18, 2019

Kuskokwim Salmon New Release Updates

Federal Subsistence Board to consider proposals to change Federal subsistence fish regulations, Fisheries Temporary Special Action Request FSA19-02, and other subsistence issues.

Meeting Advisory

Regional Advisory Council Appointments Announced

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The Secretary of Interior's 2019 Alaska Regional Advisory Council Member Appointments

Link to PDF here

Receiving Public Comments

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Bureau of Land Management is requesting public comments on its Draft Resource Management Plan for Bering Sea-Western Interior Region. The 90-day public comment period begins March 15 and closes June 13, 2019.

Link to full News Release

Traditional Knowledge

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Traditional Alaska Native knowledge incorporated into shorebird harvest surveys.

Shorebird Harvest Traditional Knowledge
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