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Visitors enjoying a morning bike ride through tail dried grass at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah.
Visitors enjoying a morning bike ride at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah. Credit: J. Barney

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Guidance for Electric Bicycle Use On National Wildlife Refuges

October 22, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System announced today a Director’s Order to allow the use of low-speed electric bicycles (e-bikes) at national wildlife refuges that permit traditional bicycling, expanding recreational opportunities and access. E-bike use is now permitted at any refuge where biking is deemed to be consistent with the site’s statutory purpose.

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Thumbnail image of a still shot from the These Are Your National Wildlife Refuges video. Click image to view the video.

Thumbnail image of a still shot from the These Are Your National Wildlife Refuges video. Click image to view the video. Credit: USFWS

National Wildlife Refuges Make Life Better

October 16, 2019

Mid-October brings much to savor: crisp air, turning leaves and the sprouting of Halloween goblins on lawns. Here’s something else that belongs on your things-to-celebrate-this-fall list: national wildlife refuges. This week—National Wildlife Refuge Week — is a great time to reflect on how much we all owe these wondrous lands and waters.

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A shot of the Tualatin River through a tree during a sunny day with hanging trees on both sides of the river.

The Tualatin River at Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuges. Credit: USFWS

The Tualatin River Runs Through It

October 16, 2019

The Tualatin River in Oregon brings together cities, partners and the public with Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge and Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Both urban refuges are in the middle of extensive projects that will provide habitat for fish, wildlife and plants and improve quality drinking water for 400,000 humans. The projects are also strengthening long-term relationships with local cities and partners. As we celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week, why not check out what’s happening at a refuge near you?

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