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  • Dozens gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
    Information icon Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge staff members Jereme Phillips and Brittany Petersen mark the reopening of the Jeff Friend Trail with help from the Blue Goose, the mascot of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Photo by Nanciann Regalado, USFWS.

    Bon Secour trail reopening underscores priority of access to public lands

    March 15, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores is not only one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the Alabama coast, it’s also one of the few places where you can go from the primary dunes along the Gulf of Mexico to a maritime forest and uplands. “It’s like a snapshot of what the Gulf coast was like hundreds and thousands of years ago,” says Jereme Phillips, the refuge manager.  Learn more...

  • A visitor looks intently at an iPhone screen attached to a large photographic scope.
    Information icon Shutterbugs photography course in action on St. Marks NWR. Photo courtesy of Karen Willes, USFWS Volunteer.

    Shutterbugs at St. Marks

    February 28, 2018 | 3 minute read

    When St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on the Florida panhandle was awarded a $5,000 grant to encourage mobile photography on the refuge, staff originally planned to offer a class to children with an accompanying adult. However, few adults with children signed up for the first class. In addition, adults told refuge staff members that they would like to sign up but didn’t have a child to bring with them. After the refuge opened the classes to adults, more than 100 participants enrolled in the three-hour classes that have been offered in the last two years.  Learn more...

  • Winner of 2017 Okefenokee photo contest announced during Pioneer Days

    December 21, 2017 | 2 minute read

    The winner of Okefenokee’s third annual photography contest is Stefan Mazzola. He took a beautiful photo of the night sky over Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge during a three-day overnight trip to Monkey Lake. His photo was one of more than 90 submissions. Everyone who participated in this event helped to capture the essence of the refuge. The photos range from subjects of birds and alligators, to families and sunrises. The contest occurs each year in late summer with submissions being accepted until September 30.  Learn more...

  • A rainbow emerges on the tail end of a thunderstorm
    Information icon Calm after the storm. Photo © Jessica Simmons, used with permission.

    Behind the lens

    October 16, 2017 | 5 minute read

    Jessica Simmons is a resident of Florida, and is doing her to part to make it even brighter through her art and infectious positivity. I first caught sight of her photography on Facebook, and was immediately drawn to her use of light and color. Whether Jessica’s subject is landscape or a perched bald eagle you feel connected to the story behind it.  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...

Charleston

  • A kayaker navigates her boat through a flooded forest.
    Information icon Kayaking through Sparkleberry Swamp. Photo by USFWS.

    Outdoor recreation

    Our nation has one of the world’s largest networks of protected public lands set aside for the enjoyment of the American people. This vast network supports a healthy outdoor recreation industry, providing millions of jobs across the U.S. and generating billions of dollars for the economy. These jobs and revenue in turn help support local communities and fund conservation efforts. So whether you are hunting, fishing, or hiking, you’re not just renewing your spirit and improving your health, you’re also contributing to the future of conserving and enhancing our natural heritage for future generations.  Learn more...

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