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We have some amazing people working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and today we get to shine the spotlight on the Northeast Region Refuge Officer of the Year, Jay Perez!

This story is a part of a Native American Blog Series in observance of National Native American Heritage Month. During the peak of fall in September, visitors to the Fort River Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge time-traveled to the ancient Native American heritage site of the Norwottuck people (who belong to the Algonquin Native American culture). Travelers stepped back 8,000 years to discover that many Native… Read More

To me, adaption means overcoming obstacles that obstruct your mission, your goal, your purpose. It is your ability to succeed in the face of adversity; it is your power to be adaptable, strong, and tough. I am reminded of our elder: the Pacific Lamprey.