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    • Fish and wildlife news: special issue on children and nature

    • Connecting people with nature; Environmental education; Recreation
    • This special edition of Fish & Wildlife News provides a glimpse of what Service employees from coast to coast are already doing to reconnect children with nature. From the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, where youngsters...
    • 2012 Annual Report: youth in the great outdoors

    • 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.
    • The “Chief” Goes Fishing on the Mississippi

    • refuge centennial; History
    • A moment of quiet reflection on the northern reaches of the Mississippi River, as Bureau of Biological Survey chief Ira Gabrielson (1889-1977) casts a line off a vessel of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge during a 1937...
    • Ira Gabrielson at Upper Mississippi River Refuge

    • History;refuge centennial;
    • Cigar-chomping Ira Noel Gabrielson (1889-1997), second chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey, studies a report during a 1937 site inspection and Congressional tour of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Gabrielson was...
    • Three Works Progress Administration employees

    • History;
    • Three Works Progress Administration employees pause and pose in the bottomland of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge as survey work and the placement of boundary markers continues along the 264-mile Federal refuge. The WPA...
    • Forrest Carpenter oral history transcript

    • Biography; Employees (USFWS); History; Wildlife refuges; Military; Management; Supervision; Wetlands; Training; Hunting; Public access; Public attitudes; Realty;
    • Forrest Carpenter oral history interview as conducted by Dennis Holland.
    • Leroy Sowl oral history transcript

    • Biography; Aircraft; Biologists (USFWS); Buildings, facilities and structures; Chemical spills; Directors (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Education; History; International affairs; Islands; Legislation; Man-made disasters; Marine mammals; Military;...
    • Leroy Sowl oral history interview as conducted by Mark Madison. Leroy Sowl also worked as districted refuge manager at Pole 9 in Lansin Iowa
    • Employee operates a Service airboat

    • Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges; Winter sports; Training; Trainers; Snow; Boating; Boats; Service patch;
    • Clyde Male (retired 2014 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Deputy Refuge Manager, McGregor District, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, pilots airboat with Phillip Colsch, Maintenance Mechanic in the McGregor...
    • Service employee watches airboat operation with airboat in background

    • Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges; Winter sports; Training; Trainers; Snow; Boating; Boats; Service patch;
    • Clyde Male (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-retired 2014) Deputy Refuge Manager, McGregor District, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, watches airboat operation with airboat in background by the Mississippi River. Winter...
    • Jay Hamernick oral history transcript

    • History; Biography; Employees (USFWS); Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wilderness; Forests; Management; Land development;
    • Oral history interview with Jay Hamernick. Recording of a radio broadcast.
    • Practicing water to ice transitions in an airboat

    • Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges; Winter sports; Training; Trainers; Snow; Boating; Boats; Service patch;
    • Wendy Woyczik, Biologist at Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, operates an airboat while practicing water to ice transitions. Winter airboat.
    • Practicing airboat operation in narrow channels with obstacles

    • Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges; Winter sports; Training; Trainers; Snow; Boating; Boats;
    • Wendy Woyczik, Biologist at Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, pilots airboat followed by Brenda Kelly of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Winter airboat.
    • Ray Steele Scans Mississippi River Bluffs

    • History;refuge centennial;refuge; Izaak Walton League;
    • The story of wildlife conservation along the upper stretches of the Mississippi River in the mid-20th Century is very much a tale of environmental change, economic growth, and power politics. Created in 1924 as one of America’s most unique...
    • Senator Harry Hawes Visits Upper Mississippi River Refuge

    • History;refuge centennial;
    • The upper reaches of the Mississippi River were the focus of conservationists and engineers alike in the 1920's and 1930's; the free-flowing river’s tendency to flood prompted construction of a series of locks and dams during the New Deal,...

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