Work of the Service; Youth; Education outreach; Environmental education; Volunteers; Connecting people with nature; Employees (USFWS); Leisure activities; Partnerships;
Engaging, educating, and employing our nation’s youth in conservation are major priorities for the Department of the Interior (Department), and in 2009 the Youth in the Great Outdoors (YGO) initiative was established.
Natalie Sexton, Chief of Human Dimensions Branch/ NWRS, interviews Charlie Pelizza, Refuge Manager of Everglades Headwaters NWR and Conservation Area about the human dimensions of landscape conservation and planning. Charlie shares lessons learned...
Wildlife viewing; Connecting people with nature; Habitat conservation; Landscape conservation; Wildlife refuges; Roads; Transportation
America’s Byways™ provide
opportunities to experience the beauty,
histor y, and natural heritage of our
country. The mission and goals of the
National Scenic Byways Program are
consistent with those of the National
Wildlife Refuge System.
Drew Wirwa, Assistant Manager, Breton, Delta & Bayou Sauvage NWRs phones for another observer to hop aboard the boat heading to Breton NWR to determine the status of booms placed there to help deflect oil away from 1,300 nesting brown pelicans....
This report addresses one of the recommendations as outlined by the Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 21st century strategic vision for the National Wildlife Refuge System. It...
Fire management; Fires; Invasive species; Policies; Prescribed burning
This is a handbook describing the correlation between fire management and the introduction of invasive species. It offers procedures for fire managers to follow in order to prevent the spread of invasive species as an unintended result of fire...