• Driven by instincts and a pickup truck: An Atlantic salmon’s journey towards recovery

    That’s how many Atlantic salmon make their way to spawning habitat in Lake Champlain’s tributaries nowadays. Learn why this species disappeared from the lake in the 19th century, and how it is making a comeback today thanks to collaboration by partners in the basin.

  • Welcome to our blog!

    We’re dedicated to conserving the nature of the Northeast. Our mission is to work with others to protect fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats from Virginia north to Maine.

  • My life after the internship

    We’re checking in with our past interns to find out what they’ve been up to since their last internship with us. Find out where they are now since they fled the nest!

Continue to celebrate Women’s History Month with Virginia Rettig, a refuge manager that supports pushing past the boundaries to conserve land and protect wildlife.

On this St. Patrick’s Day, we’re looking back at some of ways we’ve gotten greener. What steps have you taken to help protect the environment?

In the winter, a visitor to Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is in for a real treat, to see the thousands of migratory waterfowl that stop, rest and feed at the refuge during winter migration. But without the dedication of one woman, the New Jersey oasis might not be here.