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How Removing Dams Changes Local Vegetation

As we remove aging dams around the country, we return the pond-like environments they create—called reservoirs or impoundments –to free-flowing rivers and streams. At least 20 dams were removed in the Northeast United States in […]

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Mass Killing of Raptors In California

California wildlife officers have uncovered what is likely the largest poaching case of raptors in known California history, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Wildlife officers assigned to Lassen County received an […]

10 Billion More Oysters In The Chesapeake Bay
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10 Billion More Oysters In The Chesapeake Bay

Looking to build on the progress already made in restoring the Chesapeake’s depleted oyster population, a coalition of more than 20 nonprofit groups, businesses and educational institutions has set a new goal of putting another […]

Watch the New Vanishing Paradise Short Film
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Watch the New Vanishing Paradise Short Film!

Three Louisiana sportsmen share their vision to restore a vanishing paradise in this short film produced by Latendresse Media Collective. You’ve heard it from us before – Louisiana’s extraordinarily important fish and waterfowl habitat is […]

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25 Convicted in Ohio Deer Poaching Case

Twenty-five individuals, including 20 juveniles, were recently convicted of 161 poaching related charges in the Muskingum County Court and the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources […]

Going Batty Over Bats
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Going Batty Over Bats!

Bats need our help. Habitat loss, severe weather and the devastating disease white-nose syndrome are all wreaking havoc on bat populations. Fortunately, there are many ways to help, and recently D.C. Booth Historic National Fish […]

Alaska is Different- It Has OSM
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Alaska is Different- It Has OSM

From caribou and permafrost to massive refuges accessed only by float planes, most folks recognize that Alaska is different.  So different, in fact, that an entire federal initiative, the Federal Subsistence Management Program, operates only […]

August Backcountry Beat September
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August Backcountry Beat September

It’s that time of year again. The woods look, smell and feel different. These changes penetrate every waking thought. Our hearts beat faster. Senses are heightened. For those who don’t hunt, the rivers and lakes […]

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Making a Difference for Conservation on Rough Seas

The Research Vessel (R/V) Tiglax (pronounced TEKH-lah) sails up to 20,000 nautical miles each summer in support of science and conservation within 3.4-million-acre Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Brian Salem/USFWS By Shaun Sanchez, […]

No Selfies with Seals
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No Selfies with Seals

Seal pupping season is underway in New England. If you are headed to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, you might see a seal pup resting on the beach.  There is no selfie stick long […]

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Really, All Refuges are the Best

Last month, the folks at USA TODAY 10 Best asked the public to choose the best places to see various critters. Not surprisingly, National Wildlife Refuges were popular spots in all three categories. None of […]

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Test Your Bald Eagle Knowledge?

How much do you know about our nation’s national bird, the bald eagle? Take this quiz to find out. To watch a live eagle nest, visit the Pennsylvania “Nest Cam,” which covers a bald eagles’ […]

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If You Build It, They Will Come – BATS

The Indiana bat was first listed as endangered in 1967, under the precursor to the Endangered Species Act due to population declines associated with disturbance during hibernation and changes to the hibernacula. However, protection of […]

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Elephants in Sri Lanka’s Future

Last week, giant green stone crushers crunched and pulverized contraband ivory at a high-profile public awareness event set in the capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo. At ivory crush events such as this one, energies […]

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Connect the Connecticut

Bridget Macdonald of our Science Applications Program in our Northeast Region tells us about a landscape conservation design for the Connecticut River watershed. Encompassing New England’s largest river system, the Connecticut River watershed provides important habitat for a […]

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Automatic Whale Detector, Version 2.0

Last year scientists combined infrared cameras with image recognition software to automatically detect and count migrating gray whales. This year, they upgraded. Every year, gray whales migrate from their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic […]