Conservation Stories

The National Wildlife Refuge System conserves some of our nation's most cherished natural treasures, from such charismatic species as the bald eagle and the whooping crane to tiny gems like the Nihoa millerbird in Hawaii or Kirtland's warbler in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Credit: Mark Macdonald

Nihoa millerbird

Credit: Joel Trick/USFWS

Kirtland's warbler

Eagle photo

Three refuges work in tandem for the bald eagle. READ MORE >>

Sandhill cranes

Refuges help sandhill cranes hang on.

Managing a Globally Important Bird Area

Progress in central Michigan once meant wrestling farmable land. Today, progress means turning some of agricultural lands back into wetlands. READ MORE >>