US Fish & Wildlife Service



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Published by USFWS-NWRS.


Table of Contents:

Mystery of the Dying Cormorants Why did hundreds of Brandt’s cormorants wash up on the shores of central California? Page 5

FOCUS: Ambassadors in the Community Refuges are good neighbors whether they are playing softball, turning landfills into salt marshes or inspiring young people. Pages 8–15

Around the Refuge System Can a variation on a kids’ game keep elk from devouring bird and fish habitat? Pages 20–22