Eagles Across America

Half a century ago, the bald eagle was in danger of extinction. Habitat loss, illegal shooting and food source contamination (largely via DDT) decimated bald eagle population. The Endangered Species Act, government banning of DDT and conservation actions taken by the public have helped lead a remarkable recovery. This week’s photo essay touches on why the bald eagle is the grand bird that it is.  

(Photo: Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in California; George Gentry/USFWS)

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Find national wildlife refuges near your home or travel destination by clicking the state, then clicking the refuge name to visit each refuge Web site and learn about all there is to see and do. Use the links above to find refuges by state, alphabet, zip code and more. Also be sure to check our Special Events calendar and other sections to find out about birding, hunting, fishing, trails, photography, coastal resources, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, and more fun on refuges.

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Urban Wildlife Conservation Program

With 80% of the U.S. population currently residing in urban communities, the challenge to ensure our natural resources are conserved and valued by the American people has become complex. To ensure that we nurture a new conservation constituency, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service must promote strategies to engage these audiences in meaningful, collaborative ways that build sustainable, broad-based support for the their mission. Read More...

Conserving the Future

Since 2010, the National Wildlife Refuge System has embarked on strategically and collaboratively addressing the mounting challenges faced by conserving America’s wild plants, fish, animals and their habitats in our rapidly changing world.

The efforts have culminated in an array of plans and products that strive for new ways to conserve America’s wildlife and wildlife places. Read More...

Friends Forward

December 2016

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