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Tag: National Wildlife Refuge System

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  • A shining example

    June 4, 2018 | 7 minute readAtlanta, Georgia — Sam Shine, for years, quietly bought up North Florida property and set about conserving it. A successful Midwestern manufacturer, Shine made a number of under-the-radar land deals that received little notice outside the Panhandle conservation community. Until now. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just received 6,200 acres of ecologically critical pine lands and headwaters adjoining the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Shine is donating the land to the Service — a gift — not merely selling of a chunk at a good price or establishing a conservation easement. Learn more...

  • Small pink birds with rounded bills wade through the shallow water.

    iNaturalist BioBlitz offers fun opportunities to citizen scientists throughout Southeast

    May 25, 2018 | 2 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is sponsoring the iNaturalist 2018 BioBlitz at the 130 national wildlife refuges and 14 fish hatcheries in the Service’s Southeastern Region, encouraging everyone to use the iNaturalist smartphone app to record species and share information on them. Learn more...

    Roseate Spoonbills out in the water. Photo by Corey Douglas.


  • A large group of bright white pelicans each with an orange beak and webbed feet.

    Our Responsibilities

    The Service has a mandate to protect, conserve and/or enhance certain species and land on behalf of the American people. Learn more...

    American white pelicans are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.


  • A refuge law enforcement officer in uniform shows a child how to cast a rod.

    Fishing on Southeastern Refuges

    In addition to the conservation of wildlife and habitat, many national wildlife refuges offer a wide variety of quality fishing opportunities. Every year, about 7 million anglers visit national wildlife refuges, where they can find knowledgeable staff and thousands of volunteers. Learn more...

    Zone Officer Butler teaching Cub Scouts how to fish at a summer camp in Brunswick, GA. Photo by USFWS.

  • A boy wearing a camouflage hat holds a shotgun ready to hunt waterfowl

    Hunting on Southeastern Refuges

    Hunting is part of our American heritage and is a huge economic contributor to the conservation of our nation’s wildlife and habitats. We offer seasonal hunting opportunities on a variety of southeastern national wildlife refuges. You can hunt a range of species including white-tailed deer, waterfowl, turkey and even help control wild hogs. Learn more...

    A boy waterfowl hunting. Photo by Tina Shaw, USFWS.

  • A colorful sunrise on the water.

    Southeastern National Wildlife Refuges

    National wildlife refuges are places where many of our nation’s animals can find the habitat they need to survive. Learn more...

    Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge Sunrise. Photo by Keenan Adams, USFWS.

  • A photo from space illustrating the proximity of Bayou Sauvage NWR to New Orleans.

    Urban Initiative

    With 80% of Americans living in cities, how do we connect urban America with our wild places, such as national wildlife refuges? Learn more...

    New Orleans from space; Bayou Sauvage NWR is located in the top right of the photograph. Photo from the International Space Station, NASA.

  • A bright white lighthouse emerges over calm water and a mix of palm and oak trees.

    What Can You do on a Refuge?

    Encompassing millions of acres throughout the United States, national wildlife refuges provide multiple opportunities for visitors to experience nature in many different ways. Learn more...

    Lighthouse at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Steve Hillebrand, USFWS.



  • Two ducks with bright red heads swimming

    Waterfowl in the Southeast Region

    Every year as winter descends and temperatures drop, waterfowl migrate from northern breeding grounds to the southeastern United States. This journey can be hazardous and physically demanding. Just like humans taking a long road trip, ducks, geese, swans, and other waterbirds need places to rest and refuel on their journey and throughout the winter months. During the winter, almost 9 million ducks and geese can be found in the southeast. Learn more...

    Redhead ducks at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Clayton Ferrell, USFWS.

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