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    Seabirds Washed Up on Alaska's Shores

    The die-offs, including Short-tailed Shearwaters, coincided with a regional marine heat wave; but the exact cause still eludes scientists.

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    Citizen Science

    Bird Banding in an Alaskan Heat Wave

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    Alaska Invasive Species Partnership

    Invasive Aquatic Plants of Concern: Elodea, Eurasian Watermilfoil, & Hydrilla. Call 1-877-INVASIV

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    Liliana Naves Shore Bird Study

    Shorebird subsistence harvest and indigenous knowledge in Alaska

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Federal Subsistence Board News Release


Public Hearing announced for Temporary Wildlife Special Action Request WSA19-07 regarding the Mulchatna Caribou Herd

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Kuskokwim River Federal Subsistence Fisheries

Kuskokwim Salmon New Release Updates

Current information regarding Kuskokwim salmon runs, fishing regulations and messages from agencies.

News Updates

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