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Articles

  • A snowy egret in a wetland with huge port infrastructure in the background.
    Information icon A hammock at Savannah NWR surrounded by old rice plantations with Georgia Ports Authority cranes in the background. Photo by Dan Chapman, USFWS.

    A rising threat

    September 25, 2018 | 4 minute read

    The seas are rising and federal lands along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are under siege.  Learn more...

  • Two USFWS employees chatting in front of a marsh.
    Information icon Nancy Fernandez and Monica Harris share a moment at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. Photo by Dan Chapman, USFWS.

    Connecting urban and rural

    November 8, 2017 | 7 minute read

    Nancy Fernandez’s job is to lure more Americans into the great outdoors. Sounds simple enough. But here’s what she’s up against:  Learn more...

  • Bright green grass emerges from a huge marsh.
    Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina is a kayaker’s paradise. Photo by Eric Horan, USFWS.

    Refuges reach out to urban visitors

    November 8, 2017 | 7 minute read

    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina — The hiker was in bad shape. Overweight and exhausted, she had crumpled into a sitting position along the Ibis Pond Trail at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Her face turned red, almost purple. Sweat poured in torrents. Her breathing was labored. Heat stroke seemed imminent under the searing sun with temperatures nearing 100 degrees. Monica Harris and Nancy Fernandez — mercifully — happened by in their U.  Learn more...

News

  • An older man points to the sky with a child.
    Hunting. Photo by USFWS.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands hunting and fishing opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges

    November 7, 2017 | 4 minute read

    In a continuing effort to increase access to hunting and fishing on public lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a final rule to open or expand opportunities across 132,000 acres on 10 national wildlife refuges. This will bring the number of refuges where the public may hunt up to 373 and up to 311 where fishing is permitted. Hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities contributed more than $156.  Read the full story...

  • Spanish moss covers the branches of mature live oak trees.
    Information icon Savannah River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by David, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Secretary Zinke expands hunting and fishing opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges

    August 9, 2017 | 5 minute read

    WASHINGTON D.C - In his latest effort to increase access to hunting and fishing on public lands and waters, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a proposal to open or expand opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges. If finalized, this would bring the number of refuges where the public may hunt up to 373, and up to 312 where fishing would be permitted. “I grew up in the mountains of northwest Montana, where I spent my time hunting and fishing on our shared public lands.  Read the full story...

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