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Tag: Visitor Services

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  • A man guides sugar cane stalks into a large wooden mill.
    Information icon A volunteer feeds sugar cane into the cane grinder. Photo by Susan Heisey, USFWS.

    Okefenokee steps into history with Pioneer Day

    December 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Each year, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia hosts a Pioneer Day event where visitors can witness what life was like during the homestead period of the 1800s and early 1900s around the vast Okefenokee Swamp. The event centers around the refuge’s Chesser Island Homestead and includes exhibitors and demonstrations representing the early swamper life. One of the event’s highlights is watching volunteers feed sugar cane into the cane grinder and see the sweet cane juice boiled down into cane syrup.  Learn more...

  • Michael Stroeh receives 2017 National Realty Land Legacy award

    October 11, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Michael Stroeh, project leader of the South Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge Complex, received the 2017 National Realty Land Legacy award on Sept. 25, 2017. The Land Legacy award is awarded to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees or volunteers outside of the Division of Realty for significant contributions to the Service’s land protection mission.  Learn more...

  • Two children with a camera peer out of the moon roof of a red truck.
    Information icon When a bear is spotted in a field, the caravan stops and Jack and Gretchen Boggs are among those taking pictures of the wild animal. Photo by Phil Kloer, USFWS.

    In search of the Bear Necessities

    July 5, 2017 | 4 minute read

    Dare County, North Carolina - The caravan of cars crunches slowly, single-file, down a narrow gravel road that leads deeper into Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Herons alongside the road stare at the passing cars, and the passengers stare back at the herons. Overhead a gliding hawk catches air drafts. Herons and hawks are all well and good. But we are here for bears. Black bears. “We’re not a zoo,” Cindy Heffley, a visitor services specialist for the U.  Learn more...


  • National Wildlife Refuge System

    This infographic shows a mountain view of a refuge, a white-tailed deer and successful young fisherman. More people visited national wildlife refuges in the Southeast than any other Region in the United States. National wildlife refuges increased visitation by 750,000 to 15.2 million visitors. Hunting visits increased by 14,700 to over 800,000 hunters on 86 different refuges. Fishing on refuges increased by 200,000 to over 3.7 million anglers. We have 46 friends groups and 75 other community partners.  Learn more...

  • Southeast snapshot

    This infographic provides an overview of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Region (Region 4), which serves Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Region 4 includes most of the Gulf of Mexico and includes 131 National Wildlife Refuges, the majority of which are open to the public for hunting and fishing. It also includes 13 Environmental Services Offices and 13 National Fisheries.  Learn more...

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