U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

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Ten years ago, a mysterious illness, now known as white-nose syndrome, started killing hibernating bats in the Northeast. While the disease has devastated bat populations, the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners have learned a lot in the last decade and hope to control the disease in the future.

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.

Controlling invasive species and restoring native habitats benefits more than just wildlife! Hispanic Access Foundation intern, Kelly Vera, shares the love for her work in her goal to engage communities and restore natural areas.