U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


As hunting seasons begin, you may be wondering how regulated hunting contributes to conservation, the mission of the Service, and if it’s a sustainable practice. Learn more about how hunting aides in conservation efforts and provides an outlet for people to spend time in nature.

Sporting their school colors on the lake. Photo credit: New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association

Move over Ultimate Frisbee – there’s a new sport in town!

Today we’re hearing from guest blogger, Bill Tanger, chairmember of Friends of the Rivers of Virginia, who will be sharing the story of the Pigg River Dam Removal. In 1915, an entrepreneur in Rocky Mount, Virginia built a dam for the area’s first electricity. The Pigg River Power Dam was 200 feet across and 25 feet tall and created a pond that filled a long ravine for two miles upstream.  Sediment buildup… Read More