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Gulf-Restoration

  • 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...

  • A colorful landscape with a big lake and a farm house.
    Information icon Prairie Pothole area in the Kulm Wetland Management District. Photo by Krista Lundgren, USFWS.

    Prairie Potholes

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

  • Sunset over a wetland with birds flying overhead.
    Information icon Sunset on the Funk Waterfowl Production Area in the Rainwater Basin. Photo by Jeff Drahota, USFWS.

    Rainwater Basin

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Rainwater Basin.  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...

  • Hundreds of white and black birds congregate in open water surrounded by marsh in winter.
    Lake Mattamuskeet NWR attracts more than 200,000 ducks, geese and swans from November to February. Photo by Allie Stewart, USFWS.

    Fish and Wildlife Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission strengthen collaboration to improve the lake’s health and boost outdoor recreation at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

    February 11, 2016 | 4 minute read

    Raleigh, North Carolina - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission today announced additional steps to strengthen their long-standing conservation partnership and said the lake at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in Swan Quarter, North Carolina, will be the big winner. Today’s announcement builds on a commitment put in place in December 2014 to collaborate more closely on efforts to improve Lake Mattamuskeet’s ecosystem and enhance public access.  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...

  • A grey bird with a brown head flying across a bright blue sky.
    Information icon A northern pintail by Christine Clayton of Ohio will be displayed on the 2012 Federal Junior Duck Stamp.

    Ohio Youth wins the federal junior duck stamp competition

    April 20, 2012 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a northern pintail was selected to appear on the 2012-2013 Federal Junior Duck Stamp. The design for the new stamp, painted by Christine Clayton, was chosen by a panel of judges at the national Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, held at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Md. “I congratulate our winning artist and all of the talented young people who participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program each year,” said Dan Ashe, Director of the U.  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...

Wildlife

  • Eight northern pintails including two females and six males on a cold, winter lake
    Information icon Northern pintails at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Clayton Ferrell, USFWS.

    Northern pintail

    Taxon: Anseriformes, Anatidae Range: Northern pintail typically breed in the Prairie Pothole Region of the north-central United States, central Canada, and Alaska. They spend their winters in the southern United States and Mexico, especially along the Texas and Louisiana coasts of the Gulf of Mexico. Status: Not listed, low concern – More than 2.3 million northern pintail were estimated in the breeding population in 2018. However, substantial declines since the 1950s has resulted in restricted harvest regulations for this species.  Visit the species profile...

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