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    "The joy of living is his who has the heart to demand it" - Theodore Roosevelt

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.


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.

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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.

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refuge updates

  • Kuskokwim River Daily Update

    This update provides current information regarding this years salmon run, fishing regulations, and message from our law enforcement

    Daily Update
  • Final Regulatory Changes

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    The Service Publishes a Final Rule on the Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife for Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Regulations. The rule was developed in response to public interest and concern about predator control and recent liberalization of predator harvest within the State of Alaska. The final rule will become effective on September 6, 2016.

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Last Updated: Aug 04, 2016
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