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Go Wild This Summer

Go Wild This SummerDiscover a world of natural wonder and outdoor adventure this summer at national wildlife refuges. Thrills await, whether you visit a refuge to see wildlife, enjoy a hike or a tranquil paddle, or catch a bass or a bluegill. Wildlife refuges can help you get fit while you’re seeing wildlife up close. In 2010 more than 40 million people visited a national wildlife refuge, generating about $4.2 billion in economic activity, according to an October 2011 report commissioned by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization. In this photo, provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, an osprey stares down a photographer at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. (USFWS) The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information, go to www.fws.gov.