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Dan Magneson - FWS Fishery Biologist - as a boy with his dog in a tree

Growing up Outdoors

THU, JULY 2, 2015, 01:09 PM EST

Fishery Biologist Dan Magneson remembers his youth. Read More ( >

Virunga rangers bury one of their own

A Week of Triumph and Tragedy

WED, JULY 1, 2015, 04:48 PM EST

FWS Director blogs on how “even as we took a giant step forward in New York [with the Ivory Crush], terrible news was filtering out of Africa.” Read More ( >

Cargo ship in Savannah Harbor

Working to Support Wildlife and Harbor Development in Savannah

TUE, JUNE 30, 2015, 04:25 PM EST

FWS biologists are working with partners to take measures to offset the adverse environmental impacts of a harbor expansion project. Read More ( >

Interns Jackie Blakely and Sarika Khanwilkar

FWS Shapes Vision of a Career in Conservation

FRI, JUNE 26, 2015, 03:39 PM EST

Student Conservation Association intern Sarika Khanwilkar is having “an unforgettable experience” at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Read More ( >

Girl with a butterfly

Raising Monarchs with the Next Generation

WED, JUNE 24, 2015, 12:49 PM EST

Meet 4- year-old Avery, she’s been interested in monarch butterflies since she was 2 and has been raising them for half her life. Read More ( >

Noemie Levy and family at Mount Tacoma

dotGov Notes: Journeys Across America on our Path to Citizenship

THU, JUNE 18, 2015, 04:34 PM EST

After spending years thumbing through old guidebooks of Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and other American treasures, we yearned to meet our new country first-hand. Read More ( >


Second Ivory Crush on Friday in NYC

MON, JUNE 15, 2015, 04:45 PM EST

Fresh off a trip to Gabon that strengthened his resolve to fight poaching illegal wildlife trade, FWS Director Dan Ashe announces a second Ivory Crush. Read More ( >

Veterans fishing

dotGov Notes: Fishing with Veterans Teaches Life Lessons

MON, JUNE 15, 2015, 12:40 PM EST

Nineteen-year-old Josie Cicia, a longtime Service volunteer at Richard Cronin National Salmon Station in Sunderland, Massachusetts, reflects on her favorite event: Wounded Veterans Fishing Program. Read More ( >

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World Oceans Month 2015

FRI, JUNE 12, 2015, 05:59 PM EST

We are pleased to celebrate with our new Spring 2015 issue of NEWSWAVE and our very first Special Photo Issue. Read More >

Kids fishing with a net off a dock

Go Fish During National Fishing and Boating Week

TUE, JUNE 9, 2015, 05:15 PM EST

Four national wildlife refuges rank in the 2015 top 100 Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat. Read More ( >

Dan Ashe in a boat with a fish

Seeds Well Planted – for All Americans to Harvest

TUE, JUNE 9, 2015, 01:43 PM EST

FWS Director Dan Ashe remembers the lessons he learned from hunting, fishing, boating and outdoor recreation. Read More ( >

Child watches fish caught

Fishing before Thunderstorms

THU, JUNE 4, 2015, 10:06 AM EST

A stormy forecast didn't keep about 500 people from Washington’s free, annual Family & Youth Casting Call fishing event. Read More ( >

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