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Weekly Wrap-up: December 14 - 20, 2018

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 08:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features traveling waxwings, snack stashes, opportunities for future biologists and more!

Charlie Wooley appointed as U.S. Commissioner for the international Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:00
President Donald J. Trump has selected Acting Midwest Regional Director Charlie Wooley for a prestigious appointment serving as the Federal Commissioner representing the United States on the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. In addition to his U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responsibilities, Wooley joins the U.S. delegation that includes the State Commissioner, Academic Commissioner and the Commissioner at Large. Commissioners of the United States are appointed by the President for six-year terms.

Weekly Wrap-up: December 7 - 13, 2018

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features beautiful buntings, playful otters, opossum hideouts and more!

Picking up the mantle for our newest midwest refuges

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:00
We know that hands-on experience and time in the field help build great land managers. With that in mind, we’re proud to welcome Todd Boonstra as the new project leader for Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge and Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area. Help us wish him well as he charts the next steps for two of our newest refuges here in the midwest.

Draft Environmental Assessment for Pucker Street Dam Removal and Dowagiac River Restoration Project Open For Public Review

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:20
We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are pleased to announce, in partnership with the Pucker Street Dam Committee, the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Pucker Street Dam Removal and Dowagiac River Restoration Project in Niles, Michigan.

Weekly Wrap-up: November 30 - December 6, 2018

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features cardinal coloring, turtle cramps, traveling grosbeaks and more!

Illegal caviar operation leads to prison time

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 08:00
A joint undercover investigation into the illegal commercialization of paddlefish has resulted in one violator being sentenced to two years in prison. We want to thank our law enforcement colleagues with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for spearheading this case. This undercover operation involved law enforcement professionals from four states and took several years to complete in support of paddlefish conservation.

Weekly Wrap-up: November 23 - 29, 2018

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features fantastic beasts, calling owls, a pheasant pair and more!