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Weekly Wrap-up: November 2 - 8, 2018

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features deer season, pumpkin snacks, owl sightings and more!

Honoring veterans in the midwest

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 08:00
In honor of Veterans Day, we are highlighting some exceptional employees. These are just a few of the veterans who have gone above and beyond in their everyday duties. We honor and thank you all for your bravery and commitment to protect our freedom and the opportunity to fulfill our mission of conserving fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Weekly Wrap-up: October 26 - November 1, 2018

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features winter coats, dove diets, a spooky owl and more!

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces notice of funding opportunity for FY 2019 Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:00
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently accepting project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish and wildlife habitat under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act. The Service requests interested entities to submit restoration, research and regional project proposals for the restoration of Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources, as authorized under the Act (16 USC 941c). The purpose of the Act is to provide assistance to states, tribes and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. The deadline for proposal submission is Monday, January 7, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

Weekly Wrap-up: October 19 - 25, 2018

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features Halloween prep, feathered friends, changes of appetite and more!

Service work supports public land access on both federal and state land

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 09:00
We're excited to celebrate the opening of new public lands – whether federal, state or local. One way we support access to public lands for hunting and fishing is through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. State land acquisition grants are used to acquire and manage wildlife management areas, which are open to the public and managed for wildlife. The below example from Iowa highlights a project we recently funded which expands public access to a unique natural area and provides multiple recreation opportunities. This story is reprinted with permission from Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Weekly Wrap-up: October 12 - 18, 2018

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features pumpkin spiders, milkweed seeds, dragonfly migration and more!

Meeting with our Native American Partners

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:00
We value our partnerships with Native American Tribes. From September 23 – 26, 2018, our staff gathered with biologists and conservation law enforcement officers from federally recognized tribes in the Midwest to discuss, learn and understand current wildlife conservation research, projects and management breakthroughs at the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Great Lakes Region’s annual meeting.

Michigan migratory bird hotspot turns 65 - Celebrating the future and appreciating the past

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:00
We're celebrating Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, which was established 65 years ago this week. This refuge has a wide range of habitats, from bottomland forests of maple, oak and hickory to grasslands filled with prairie flowers and butterflies. Take a moment to learn about this peaceful refuge and plan a trip to experience it first-hand.

Prehistoric fish swims again in the Maumee River

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:00
Ohio’s Maumee River, which 100 years ago supported thousands of lake sturgeon, is now the center of a recovery effort for the ancient fish. We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have partnered with the Toledo Zoo, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Purdy Fisheries, University of Toledo, University of Windsor, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and Michigan Department of Natural Resources to help re-establish this living relic in the river and Lake Erie.

Weekly Wrap-up: October 5 - 11, 2018

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features turkeys in the tress, snack stashes, skink sightings and more!

Minnesota Private Lands Office wins Partner of the Year Award

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:00
To conserve, restore and protect wildlife, fish, plants and their habitats, we manage public lands for the benefit of everyone. Every employee in our agency - the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - plays a role in making our mission possible. Some of our employees are recognized for their exemplary contribution in environmental conservation. On September 15, 2018, Sheldon Myerchin, State Coordinator for our Partners For Fish and Wildlife Program accepted the Minnesota Land Trust’s Partner of the Year Award on behalf of the Partners For Fish and Wildlife Program - well earned recognition for their hard working staff. We don’t do anything alone. Our partners help us achieve our mission, we help them, and together we make a big difference for fish and wildlife. This award celebrates that unique partnership.

Secretary Zinke joins Private Lands Partners Day

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 17:35
We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have a long tradition of working with private landowners and are proud of what we’ve accomplished together in the name of conservation. We were pleased to welcome Secretary Ryan Zinke this week for Private Lands Partners Day in Springfield, Missouri. Together with Partners for Conservation, we co-hosted the 11th annual gathering of ranchers, farmers and other private landowners.

Weekly Wrap-up: September 21 - 27, 2018

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features crane migration, night travelers, spider sightings and more!

Weekly Wrap-up: September 14 - 20, 2018

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features winning artwork, hummingbird feeder maintenance, migrating merlins and more!

Tallgrass prairie and wetland gem turns 80 - Celebrating the future and appreciating the past

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:00
We're celebrating Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge, which was established 80 years ago. Today, the refuge encompasses 3,334 acres of both marsh and upland habitat and is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals. Take a moment to learn about this migratory waterfowl refuge located in the southern end of the Prairie Pothole Region and plan a trip to experience it first-hand.