For the past 18 months, the National Wildlife Refuge System has worked to create a vision that will guide the management of the Refuge System during the next decade and beyond. Conserving the Future is built on the foundation and inspiration of...
Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), though diminutive in size, is an
important part of a larger area aptly named Great Point. It has great value to
the wildlife that uses its beaches, from coastal birds including piping plovers and
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.
A firefighter from Klamath Basin NWRC uses a drip torch to apply fire at Bear Valley NWR. Prescribed fire is used to reduce accumulated ground fuels, in turn reducing fuel loading and associated wildfire risks.