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Articles

  • Where the ducks are

    May 29, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Augusta, Arkansas - On a clear January evening at Cache River National Wildlife Refuge, the sun soothed the sky into a pink glow. The mass of ducks quacking sounded like laughter, as they dropped into the sunlit forest that lined both sides of the refuge. Without the protected wetlands along the river, there would be no ducks. The thought is hard to imagine, considering duck hunting is so ingrained in the culture that duck blinds are like an inheritance.  Learn more...

Gulf-Restoration

  • Ten plus monarch butterflies perched on a single yellow plant.
    Information icon Monarch butterflies gathering in Chenier Plain coastal prairie. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    Chenier Plain

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Chenier Plain.  Learn more...

  • A sunset over a pond in winter.
    Information icon Wetland habitat of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Photo by Steve McKnight, USFWS.

    Mississippi Alluvial Valley

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.  Learn more...

News

  • Malards flying in front of a lake with cattail.
    Information icon The winning 2017 Federal Duck Stamp art, an acrylic painting of a pair of mallards by Minnesota artist Bob Hautman. Photo by USFWS.

    Minnesota artist Bob Hautman wins 2017 Federal Duck Stamp contest

    September 16, 2017 | 4 minute read

    Bob Hautman, an artist from Delano, Minnesota, is the winner of the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made today by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Principal Deputy Director Greg Sheehan at the annual art contest, held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at the Noel Fine Arts Center. Hautman’s acrylic painting of a pair of mallards will be made into the 2018-2019 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or Duck Stamp, which will go on sale in late June 2018.  Read the full story...

  • Thousands of ducks taking flight out of a marsh nearly cover the sky.
    Ducks at Upper Ouachita. Photo by Joseph McGowan, USFWS.

    Conservation effort in northern Louisiana is something to quack about

    April 20, 2012 | 4 minute read

    Morehouse Parish, Louisiana – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and The Conservation Fund announced today the completion of a multi-year project to add nearly 4,000 acres of mixed farmland and timberland to Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in northeastern Louisiana. This action secures the largest remaining inholding for the Refuge, enabling more effective management of the area for wildlife habitat and public recreation. Located along the Ouachita River at the Louisiana-Arkansas border, the Upper Ouachita NWR provides a seasonal haven for tens of thousands of migratory ducks and geese, including mallards, pintails, wood ducks and snow geese, which visit the refuge every year for resting, foraging and breeding.  Read the full story...

  • Service staff and family of Sam D. Hamilton reveal a new sign renaming Noxubee NWR.
    Information icon Unveiling of the new entrance sign at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.

    Salazar applauds passage of legislation naming Mississippi refuge after Sam Hamilton

    February 15, 2012 | 2 minute read

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today praised President Obama for signing into law legislation to change the name of Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi to the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, in honor of the late director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “It is fitting that Sam’s distinguished career and extraordinary contributions to wildlife conservation – and especially the National Wildlife Refuge System – will be honored by this tribute,” Secretary Salazar said.  Read the full story...

  • Banks of the Mississippi River.
    Mississippi River at Lower Hatchie Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Roland Klose CC BY-ND 2.0.

    Secretary Salazar announces $35.7 million for refuge acquisitions and wetlands grants for migratory birds

    June 1, 2010 | 4 minute read

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved a total of $35.7 million for refuge acquisitions and wetlands grants for migratory birds — $30.4 million in federal funding for grants to conserve more than 319,000 acres of wetlands and associated habitats in the United States and Canada under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and $5.3 million in Federal Duck Stamp funds to add more than 1,849 wetland acres to six units of the National Wildlife Refuge System.  Read the full story...

  • A white breasted bird with a brown head and grey feathers.
    Long-necked and slim, the Northern Pintail is a graceful, elegant bird. Photo by Dan Cox, USFWS.

    Secretary Salazar announces more than $41 million to purchase wetlands and fund grants for migratory waterfowl habitat more than $7 million in waterfowl habitat grants approved for southeastern states

    September 11, 2009 | 6 minute read

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on September 9, 2009, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved the expenditure of nearly $8 million in Federal Duck Stamp funds to add more than 4,000 wetland acres to seven units of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Commission also approved $33.4 million in federal funding to conserve more than 190,000 acres of wetlands and associated habitat in the United States under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA).  Read the full story...

  • Thousands of ducks taking flight out of a marsh nearly cover the sky.
    Information icon Ducks at Upper Ouachita. Photo by Joseph McGowan, USFWS.

    Liberal season proposed for upcoming late waterfowl season

    July 31, 2009 | 6 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed continuation of liberal hunting season lengths for the upcoming 2009-2010 late waterfowl seasons. Duck hunting season lengths would be 60 days in both the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways, 74 days in the Central Flyway, and 107 days in the Pacific Flyway. Highlights of the proposed frameworks include: a full season on pintails with a one bird daily bag limit in the Atlantic, Mississippi and Central Flyways, and a two bird daily bag limit in the Pacific Flyway and a full season on canvasbacks with a one bird daily bag limit offered nation-wide.  Read the full story...

Podcasts

  • Birds splashing water as they fly off of a lake.
    Information icon Mallards taking flight. Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS.

    Duck populations

    July 14, 2014 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Seeing redhead ducks in the local pond on my drive home from work is a little treat. Overall redheads aren’t rare ducks, but the Southern Appalachians are not a hotbed of duck activity and it’s nice to see some migrant ducks amidst the resident mallards that seem to dominate the local waterfowl scene. Duck populations have increased in overall abundance over last year, and their habitat conditions have improved, according to the U.  Learn more...

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