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A school of Alewife swimming.
Alewife is one species of river herring that spawned in the Presumpscot River historically. Credit: Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

Rallying ‘Round the Presumpscot

January 26, 2021

Restoring fish passage is nothing out of the ordinary for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Since 2009, we’ve removed more than 750 stream barriers throughout the Northeast alone, opening 7,350 river miles and 44,500 acres of wetland habitat. Thanks to a recent project in Maine, nearly complete, migratory fish have access to five more miles of the Presumpscot River…and the community benefits as well.

A Decades-long Endeavor »


Snow covered Rainbow trout pond at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Wisconsin.
Rainbow trout pond at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Wisconsin. Credit: Angela Baran/USFWS.

Fight the Winter Chills to Experience Thrills on Public Lands

January 22, 2021

Don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors. Bundle up, and enjoy all there is to see and do at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries in the winter.

Winter Scenes at National Wildlife Refuges »
Enjoy a Visit to a National Fish Hatchery »

An arctic fox blends into the snow.

An arctic fox blends into the snow. Credit: Keith Morehouse/USFWS

Best in Snow: How Wildlife Weathers Winter

January 19, 2021

From frogs that freeze solid to meat-eating songbirds, nature has some fascinating winter survival tricks for enduring the cold weather.

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Winter Wildlife Sightings »