U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


Hurricane Sandy hit Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge hard. In the years since, the Service and its partners have worked to make the refuge more resilient to storms. At the end of October, another storm put those efforts to the test.

A year after an extensive dam removal and river cleanup effort by the Service, Clarksburg, West Virginia’s tap water has won recognition as the best in the state.

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.