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The homepage for the new and improved permit application system. Credit: USFWS

Service Launches New Electronic Permitting System to Streamline and Improve Permitting Process

October 21, 2020
To simplify, expedite and improve the permit application process, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is launching “ePermits,” a new and modern electronic permitting system. The public can now submit, track and pay for permit applications online. Permits promote conservation efforts such as facilitating scientific research and allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activities to move forward. By applying for permits, the public can help conserve and protect imperiled species throughout the world.
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A beautiful grass trail at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge that leads into the horizon with fall trees that are displayed with reds, orange, and green leaves.
Hurry to Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge in northern Maine. The foliage peaks earlier there because of cold weather. Credit: Keith Ramos/USFWS

Following Fall: A Foliage Tour of the Northeast

October 13, 2020
Love the fireworks shows of the Fourth of July but hate the hot weather? As the weather cools, nature starts putting on its own brilliant show. Take a fall foliage road trip through your area’s National Wildlife Refuges. The link gives you options if you are in the Northeast, but it is a wonderful time to stop by refuges nationwide as we celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week through October 17. 
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Young refuge visitor on an observation deck over a marsh takes a photograph looking back toward the land and trees showing fall colors,
A young man exploring John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one of 101 urban national wildlife refuges. Credit: Lamar Gore/USFWS

Celebrate Your Public Lands During National Wildlife Refuge Week: October 11-17

October 02, 2020
Enjoy stellar outdoor recreation and the country’s wildlife heritage during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 11-17, 2020. Celebrate your access to nature on the nation’s largest network of public lands dedicated to wildlife conservation, the National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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