US Fish & Wildlife Service



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Published by USFWS-NWRS.


Table of Contents:

Rebuilding after Hurricane Ike, page 3 Texas and Louisiana refuges were severely damaged in mid-September.

A Crane Species Rebounding, page 5 At a Mississippi refuge, the world’s longest-running crane reintroduction program is succeeding.

Focus on. . . Refuge System Wetlands, pages 8-13 The Refuge System manages wetlands to enhance their value for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds, threatened and endangered species and a myriad of native fish, wildlife, and plants.

Fluttering Close to Extinction, page 17. Antioch Dunes Refuge is out to save the Lange’s metalmark butterfly.