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It was in the 1980s on the Eastern Shore of Maryland when Bob Spiering first noticed the absence of the call of the bobwhite. He enlisted us to help bring it and other wildlife back to his farm.

The Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners, including The Conservation Fund, are raising the level of a salt marsh at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge to help it keep pace with sea-level rise and continue to provide wildlife habitat and protection for private property.

Clare Maffei and Jackie Hannifan monitor newly seeded wildflower fields and share their findings from throughout the summer as interns with the Service.