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Happy Father's Day!

No matter if you have four legs or two, Happy Mother's Day from

"Spring" into Recreation!

With the birds chirping and flowers blooming, spring is a great time to get out and explore federal lands! Check out some our favorite spring shots from the Share the Experience Photo Contest!! See What We Have to Offer!


Learn More About The National Wildlife Refuge System

Clean water. Clean air. Unusual and abundant wildlife. World-class recreation. The Refuge System provides and protects it all on 150 million acres of land and water from the Caribbean to the Pacific, Maine to Alaska. There is at least one national wildlife refuge in every state. Click here to learn more!


The Importance of National Marine Sanctuaries

The National Marine Sanctuary System is made up of 14 sites that protect unique natural and cultural resources. Whether the focus is shipwrecks in the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary or Thunder Bay, coral reefs in the Florida Keys, or Humpback Whales in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, the overall goal of the system is the same: to encourage the public to enjoy these special places while conserving and protecting them for generations to come.


Hiking Half Dome

Park ranger Vickie Mates provides an overview of one of Yosemite's most challenging hikes: Half Dome.